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How much time can you get if you have an escape charge while on parole?

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If you get an escape charge for leaving a treatment center while on parole how much time could you be facing?

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It depends on how they charge it. If they charge it as a class 3 felony - potential is 4 - 12 years. If they charge it as a class 4 felony, potential is 2-6 years. There are some cases on whether the sentence should be aggravated and worse or not. However, I think that the consensus now is that it should not be aggravated.

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Stephen Clark Harkess

Stephen Clark Harkess


This would be in addition to the violation of parole which can result in your return to prison to finish the remainder of your time in prison.


Sentencing depends on the charge and the facts and circumstances of the case. Talk to a criminal defense attorney in your area.

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