50 Doesn’t Deal With a Minimum Amount of Time Served in Order for Parole
Video Transcribed: What is a 50% crime in Oklahoma? I’m Tulsa Felony Defense Attorney, James Wirth and that is the topic for the day. What is a 50% crime? Previously I’ve talked about 85% crimes and an 85% crime, that is your more violent offenses. They’re listed by statute and for each of those, if you’re convicted, the defendant must serve at least 85% of their time before they’re even eligible for consideration for parole.
50% of crime is a little bit different. It doesn’t deal with a minimum amount of time served in order for parole. It deals with a minimum amount of time served before you can earn additional credits behind bars. So, when you are in custody, you can earn additional credits for the amount of time that you’re in there based on your level.
But, you cannot do that until a minimum time is reached and for three offenses, that minimum time is 50% of the crime. Those offenses are essentially transportation, distribution, or possession with intent within 2000 feet of a school or a park. That’s the first one. The second one is manufacturing or attempting to manufacture or possession of a precursor with intent to manufacture a CDS within 2000 feet of a school or a park.
The third one is racketeering. And for that second one, the manufacturing one, that is only for a first offense, because actually for a second offense, it’s a 90% crime. You must serve at least 90% of your sins before you’re eligible for earned credit to where you’re earning more than one day per one day, based on the level that you’re on.
So, that’s what it is. Those three offenses. They’re 50% crimes before you can earn additional credits based on your level. You must serve at least half of your sentence.
If you’ve got questions about that or other offenses or you need help from an attorney for your case or circumstances, you’re going to want to talk confidentially about that, privately about that with an Oklahoma attorney. If you want to get that scheduled with somebody at my office, you can do so by going online to makelaweasy.com.