Criminal lawyers take heed, recently a California Supreme Court ruled that aiding a felon on parole in lieu of his punishment is a crime. A felon released from prison early, before they have served their maximum sentence, is put on parole and thus subject to following conditions and rules. Criminal lawyers know even felons who have served their full sentence can still be sentenced to a period of parole.
The clarification of ‘accessory’ came in light of the People v. Nuckles case. The prosecuting attorney was able to convince the court that an “accessory” to crime, also applies to helping a convicted criminal on parole “avoid or escape from …punishment.”
LibertyBell Law Group’s criminal lawyers sympathize with the defendant, who was the mother of the felon’s girlfriend. The felon and his girlfriend had a child together, the defendant’s grandchild. LibertyBell Law Group’s criminal lawyers were not the attorneys working on this case. The defendant in the People v. Nuckles case was represented by public court-appointed lawyers.