When a person is convicted of a crime, they could be put behind bars for
days, months, or even years. In some cases, the crime is considered so
extreme that the individual is sentenced to life imprisonment without
the possibility of parole. It is understandable why some of these inmates
would do anything in order to secure their freedom. The appeals process
is in place in order to help protect those who may have been falsely placed
in prison for a crime they did not commit or treated too harshly for their
mistake. But is it worth it to bypass the legal process and take your
freedom into your own hands?
Under the California Penal Code Sections 107-110, attempting to escape
from prison is a felony offense. Whether the inmate was attempting to
escape from jail, prison, a reformatory school, or was in custody in a
hospital, they could be guilty under this section. The punishment for
escaping or attempting to escape includes a fine of up to $10,000 as well
as further time in prison. If someone is accused of aiding an inmate in
escaping, they could be facing the same charges and penalties.
recent case in California, a 25-year-old convicted robber escaped from prison in Tracy.
He had previously been serving time in a Los Angeles County prison before
he was transferred and had been working on a dairy farm as part of his
sentence. According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation,
authorities are still searching for him. If he is found, his sentence
could be much longer than it would have been originally. In order to avoid
ever having to be in this situation, you should contact a member of our
legal team for defense. We will fight tirelessly to protect your best
interests and seek to get your charges dropped!