Experience and Success

Since 2010, Reggie Garcia has provided legal counsel to state prison inmates seeking parole; a request for review; conditional release (gain time); supervision review; and conditional medical release (CMR). 

  1. Written advocacy for an inmate’s early parole and/or CMR (September 2010).
  1. Inmate serving a life sentence to get a two-year parole “subsequent” interview (September 2011).
  1. Inmate serving a life sentence to get a parole referral to Sumter C.I. for special programs and a two-year parole “subsequent” interview (August 2013).
  1. Inmate serving a life sentence for two murders to get a referral to Wakulla C.I. for special programs (October 2013).
  1. Inmate serving a life sentence to get a referral to Sumter C.I. for special programs and a two-year “subsequent” interview (December 2013) – paroled in October 2020.
  1. A deaf Tampa inmate serving a life sentence for murder to get a referral for special programming at Wakulla or Sumter C.I., a 12-month reduction to his P.P.R.D., and a next interview date in 3 years (November 2014).
  1. A Canadian inmate serving a life sentence for murder to get a parole referral to Charlotte C.I. for special programs and a four-year “subsequent” interview (June 2015). Consultant only.
  1. A Tampa Bay inmate serving a life sentence for murder to get a referral to the Everglades C.I. “FIU Program” for special programming and an 18-month “subsequent” interview (June 2015).
  1. A Tampa Bay inmate serving a life sentence for murder to get a parole referral to Charlotte C.I. for special programs and a three-year “subsequent” interview (June 2015).
  1. An elderly, terminally ill inmate to obtain a “conditional medical release” within 36 hours after the hearing approval (August 2015). 
  1. A Tampa Bay inmate serving a life sentence for murder to get a parole referral to the Sumter C.I. “Lifers Program”, a two-year “subsequent” interview, and a P.P.R.D. in August 2022 (November 2016).
  1. A deaf Tampa inmate serving a life sentence for murder to get special programming in Virginia, a three-year “subsequent” interview, and a P.P.R.D. in August 2025 (September 2017).
  1. A Panhandle inmate serving life for a double-murder to get a parole referral to New River C.I., a two-year subsequent interview and a P.P.R.D. in August 2029 (April 2018).
  1. A Tampa Bay inmate serving a life sentence for murder to get a referral for special programming at the Everglades C.I. “FIU Program,” an 18-month reduction to his P.P.R.D. and a next interview date in 28 months (October 2018).
  1. An inmate serving life for a murder in Charlotte County obtain a 5 year “next interview date” during an initial interview hearing (May 2019).
  1. Argued at a “Request for Review” hearing regarding the P.P.R.D. set at the initial hearing (July 2019).
  1. An Illinois parolee sentenced to life for an attempted murder in Miami-Dade County and released in 2010 to get parole supervision concluded (December 2019).
  1.  A Canadian inmate serving a life sentence for a Volusia County murder to get a referral to the “Pathways Program” at New River C. I., a P.P.R.D. reduction of 60 months, and a next interview date in 2 years (January 2020). 
  1. A female inmate serving life for a 1988 Dixie County murder to get paroled (February 2020). Served as a pro bono informal advisor to the inmate’s pro bono lawyer. Did not appear at hearing.
  1. A Palm Coast inmate serving 25 years for a Panama City 1989 burglary to get his 2019 revocation of conditional release (aka “gain time”) reconsidered and reversed (June 2020). No oral argument presented at hearing. 
  1. A deaf Tampa inmate serving life for a 1981 murder in Hillsborough County to get a 12-month reduction in his P.P.R.D. and a two–year next interview date (August 2020).

Please read my legal article called: Parole in Florida: What, Who, When and Why?  published in the Florida Defender magazine by the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Winter 2013, and Chapters 4 and 8 of my book called How to Leave Prison Early: Florida Clemency, Parole and Work Release (Laurenzana Press, published January 30, 2015) for additional information on the parole process.

Updated 9/2/2020

Reggie is an AV Preeminent®-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the rating agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics.

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