Unfortunately, the State often times will prosecute individuals who they believe have committed crimes while in the custody of the State prison system. For those individuals who are charged with state prison related offenses the outlook can be very dim. If a person is convicted for a state prison offense the law provides that any additional term they receive as a result of that conviction will be fully consecutive to their underlying offense. Having to serve a full consecutive term may result in a significant increase to their custody time.
Prison offenses can be for drugs, assault on another inmate or assault on a prison guard or staff, of course, these only represent a fraction of available offenses that an inmate can be charged with. In my experience I have seen individuals receiving years of additional custody for splashing water on a guard, these represent the saddest of cases and injustice. Properly handling a state prison offense is not easy, the laws differ from regular criminal cases, additionally, as you can imagine by virtue of their status a great deal of prejudice attaches.
Mr. Rodriguez as a great deal of experience handling state prison offenses in both Madera and Merced Counties and has helped numerous individuals get out of custody when they were supposed. Having the charges dismissed, reduced, or amended can be a great result when your facing a state prison offense. In order to achieve the best result, you will need an attorney with experience and who is willing to fight for you.
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