January 29, 2021 By Paul Wallin

If you know someone who is incarcerated and they are over 50 years old and they have served more than 20 years of their sentence in custody, they may be eligible for early release from custody through the Elderly Parole Program [AB 1448].

In 2020, the Legislature passed AB 3234, which was codified as Penal Code Section 3055. Under the old rule, to be eligible for entry into the Elderly Parole Program the inmate had to be at least 60 years old and have served a minimum of 25 years of continuous incarceration on their current sentence. The new rule allows the inmate the opportunity to apply for the Elderly Parole Program if they are at least 50 years old and have served a minimum of 20 years of continuous incarceration on the inmate’s current sentence. If eligible, our law firm could ask the parole board for early release at a parole board hearing.

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Parole Board Factors to Consider:

Under Penal Code Section 3055(c), when considering the release of an inmate at a parole board hearing pursuant to Penal Code Section 3041, the board shall give special consideration to whether:

  • age,
  • time served,
  • and diminished physical condition, if any, have reduced the elderly inmate’s risk for future violence.

Have Your Case Reviewed by Wallin & Klarich Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our law firm has been successfully helping prisoners seeking parole for more than 40 years. We have helped thousands of people in California in their time of legal need. Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys are available to help you now.

If you think your loved one may qualify for early release under the Elderly Parole Program, you should hire us to review their case. The best way to connect with our firm is to call our office at 714.730.5300. After talking to us, we will recommend you should hire our team of parole attorneys to make a motion to the courts and parole board asking for relief under the modified Elderly Parole Program. If they accept our motion, our experienced parole attorneys would argue for their release from prison at the parole board hearing. 

With offices in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, San Diego, West Covina, Torrance, and Victorville, there is an experienced and skilled Wallin & Klarich criminal defense attorney available to help you no matter where you are located.

Contact our offices today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (714) 587-4279 for a free, no-obligation phone consultation. We will be there when you call.

AUTHOR: Paul Wallin

Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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