My daughter caught a 3rd degree felony drug charge while on parole. I'm curious what amount of time she could be looking at and what all could happen to her.
3rd degree felony carries a possible 10 years and $10,000 fine. Plus any time she has left on parole. Plus a possible loss of any good time she earned.
A `3rd degree felony is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000, incarceration from 2 to 10 years, or a maximum probationary period for up to 10 years., If she is on parole, that parole can be revoked and she could return to prison to serve the balance of the sentence assessed in her previous case. The parole revocation can happen before the new case is finalized; the new case doers not have to be resolved before she is returned to prison. If she is in jail on a blue warrant (parole revocation warrant), no bond will be allowed, so she will remain in jail and an attorney will be appointed to represent her on her new case. Get with that attorney about the specifics of your daughter's situation. If your daughter is in jail but the parole hold has not been issued, do not bond her out on the new case. The other warrant is soon to follow, and she will be back in jail with you out of pocket for the bond on the new case. Good luck.
When a personis on parole and picks up a new third degree felony, that person has several risks. Among others, the felony conviction that the person is on parole for might be used to enhance the new 3rd degree felony to a 2nd degree felony with a greater punishment range, namely 2-20 years instead of the normal 2-10 years on a erd degree. The punishment for the new felony might get stacked on the remainder of the paroled case, which would likely lead to a greater total time locked up. As another answers says, parole holds are not bondable, so if there is a parole warrant, aka a "blue warrant" there is really no point in posting bail. A person in the situation described in the question needs a vood criminal defense lawyer.
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