How much time will someone on the run for assaulting a police officer get? 5 Answers as of February 27, 2011

My boyfriend is on the run and they are trying to convict him of assault on a police officer. They found a gun on the scene but not on him. He is on parole for ammunition. How much time do you think he will get if caught?

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Dennis Roberts, a P.C.
Dennis Roberts, a P.C. | Dennis Roberts
Find a new boyfriend as you will be an old lady when he gets out. Seriously, first they will revoke his parole so he will go back to the joint for up to a year - then they will prosecute him for the assault on an officer. Courts do not take kindly to that behavior so he will probably get another 3 years.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/24/2011
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
The answer to the question depends on a number of things. How was the asault committed? being on parole for ammunition indicates hew was convicted of another felony. What was that felony? A strike"? One would double the time and two strikes would be 25 to life.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/24/2011
Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
Depends upon the actual charges brought, and their specified sentencing. You described at least two potential felonies, as well as a parole/probation violation that could put him back in jail/prison for the original case sentencing.

When charged with a felony, you potentially face one or more years in prison if convicted. When charged with a misdemeanor, you potentially face up to 6-12 months in jail and fines. On each count. Effective plea-bargaining, using whatever legal defenses, facts and sympathies you may have, could possibly keep you out of jail/prison, or at least reduce it, depending upon all the facts and evidence. If you don't know how to do these things effectively, then hire an attorney that does. Turning himself in will result in a better outcome than getting caught and drug to court in handcuffs.

If serious about doing so, and if this is in SoCal courts, feel free to contact me. Ill be happy to help you use whatever defenses you may have. If you can't afford private counsel, you can apply for the Public Defender.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/24/2011
The Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen
The Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen | Robert L. Driessen
No one will be able to give you a valid answer without looking into the case further. It would be impossible to give you an accurate idea without more information.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/24/2011
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