November 30, 2008 By Wallin & Klarich

Of the various ways California prisoners may try to be released from confinement early, only a few capable Southern California criminal defense lawyers are aware of a method called compassionate release. Prisoners are occasionally freed from prison if it can be show that they have six months or less to live, and that they no longer present a threat to society. The program is designed to ensure that prisoners who are terminally ill are no longer punished through imprisonment.

Unfortunately, compassionate release is not commonly granted, with only about a dozen prisoners per year being released early under the program. However, due to California prisons inability to provide adequate medical treatment to the prison population, it is anticipated by many that the number of prisoners granted compassionate release will rise in the coming years.

This and other programs that exist for prisoners often go unmentioned by attorneys simply because they are not experienced enough and don’t have the knowledge base to be aware of these opportunities for their clients. For that very reason, it’s of the utmost importance that you retain an extremely experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to represent you as that will give you not only the best shot at freedom, but also the best shot at taking advantage of opportunities such as compassionate released that are not very well known in the legal community.

The California criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years of experience and are ready to defend you in your criminal case. Our qualified and competent defense attorneys are waiting for your call! Just call us at 1-888-749-0034 or visit us on the web at for more information on how we can help you fight and resolve your criminal matter.

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