The significant delays in the decision-making process by the Parole Board Queensland have been widely acknowledged and criticised.
A person can make an application for parole 180 days before their parole eligibility date. The Parole Board Queensland has 120 days to consider an application for parole once the application is received. In some circumstances the Parole Board can defer their decision a further 30 days.
If the Parole Board fails to make a decision within that 120-day time period, you may have the option to apply for a Judicial Review in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court can order the Parole Board to make a decision in relation to your parole application within a specified time frame. You may also be able to recover some of the costs incurred by filing an application for a judicial review.
Howden Saggers Lawyers have solicitors who are experienced in the preparation and filling of Judicial Reviews. Call us today to see how we can help you to have your application heard.