Do you need more information about California Penal Code Section 3056? Those who have been recently released regularly struggle with adhering to their parole guidelines. Those who fail to adhere to their parole could face additional time in prison as well as other penalties. Those who are unsure of whether or not they have violated are encouraged to contact our Orange County law offices fora free case evaluation with a skilled attorney
What is PC 3056?
California Penal Code 3056 outlines the rules for parole. It states that prisoners on parole must continue to be under the official supervision of the State. In addition, parolees can be rearrested at any time deemed necessary, during the time they are on parole.
A common reason why a prisoner or parole may be rearrested is failure to contact their designated parole officer during scheduled intervals, as mandated by the court.
The following example could be considered a violation of PC 3056:
Tom just finished a 7 year prison for armed robbery and was released from prison one week ago. As a condition of his release, Tom is not allowed to leave the state of California and he must contact his parole officer at specified times. Tom has met a woman that he is very interested in, but she does not know that he is a convicted felon. He has been staying with her since the day after he got arrested and he cannot get away to contact his parole officer. To keep from blowing his cover, he fails to contact his parole officer and is found in violation of California penal code 3056.
Criminal Defense for Parole Violations
If you are a new parolee, and would like to understand more about your rights and terms, the OC criminal defense attorneys at MacGregor & Collins can help you. A skilled criminal defense lawyer will be able to evaluate your circumstance and determine whether you have evidence that can be used in your favor. Call us today or fill out our contact form to see how a MacGregor & Collins, LLP parole attorney can help keep you out of trouble.