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.
In a 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!