Simpson, 70, has been imprisoned at the Lovelock Correctional Center for almost nine years on convictions of armed robbery and kidnapping related to some of his football memorabilia.
Two high-profile TV programs - ESPN's documentary "O.J.: Made in America" and the FX series "The People vs. O.J. Simpson" - returned the murder case to the national spotlight past year.
Well, the parole hearing has promptly started and I will say, to be a woman beater many understandably believe is a murderer, I must say, he looks quite fit for a 70-year-old man. Timeline of events surrounding OJ Simpson Legal experts say, under normal circumstances, a release would be a slam dunk.
If the hearing goes in his favor, Simpson would be eligible for parole on October 1.
The NFL Hall of Famer is serving time for the armed robbery of a sports memorabilia dealer in a Las Vegas hotel room.
O.J. Simpson, behind bars in a Nevada prison for nearly nine years, is eligible for parole today (07-20-17).
Dershowitz also addressed a statement to Simpson, his former client.
"If O.J. called me and said he needed a ride home from prison, I would be there for him", Fromong said. After he vowed to appeal his conviction, his bid for a new trial was rejected in 2013 - though he was paroled that same year on five of the 12 counts for good behavior.
O.J. Simpson attends his parole hearing on July 20, 2017.
Dershowitz said that he hopes the Nevada parole board sees it this way.
At his sentencing in 2008, he said he went to the room at the Palace Station hotel to reclaim heirlooms and personal items taking from him.
If the deliberation moves to six commissioners, four of them must grant parole for Simpson to be released.
When it came time for him to discuss the armed robbery charges, Simpson seemed to think he didn't do anything wrong.
O.J. Simpson is expected to tell the board what he would do and where he would live if he is granted parole.