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Criminal Penalties

Postby Lionel » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:53 am

In Pa., is there a criminal penalty for allowing an absconder from a court ordered treatment program stay at your home?

ANSWER: Good Afternoon:

Depending on the person's legal status with the court and/or the specific type of court ordered drug treatment program, you might be charged with Obstruction of Justice or Harboring a Fugitive.

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Disclaimer:  The MPM Group is not a law firm; consequently, its staff will neither engage in rendering legal advice nor are they authorized to do so. Information obtained from our firm should not be considered a substitute for the advice of an attorney and it in no way creates an attorney-client relationship. Our consulting services are designed to provide clients with the most authoritative and accurate information currently available concerning the subject matter requested; however, the information contained in any MPM response is not necessarily prepared by persons licensed to practice law. If you require specific legal advice, you should seek the services of a properly licensed attorney.    

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

Thank you so much for your prompt reply . The person was in prison for felony theft and was ordered to a drug treatment facility in exchange for part of his prison sentence. After completing treatment, he was to be on house arrest. The original sentence was 1 yr in prison.
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Postby Clinttun » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:38 am

Good afternoon:

It sounds to me as if this person is still under the supervision of the court and/or prison system in PA. If part of his sentence and/or condition of his release was to attend the drug treatment and he fails to do so, the court will 'violate him' and order his return to prison to complete his sentence. Such an order will cause there to be a warrant issued for his arrest on a parole/probation violation. If such a warrant is issued and you allow him to hide from the authorities in your residence, you are harboring a fugitive and could be charged as well.

The MPM Group, Inc.

Disclaimer:  The MPM Group is not a law firm; consequently, its staff will neither engage in rendering legal advice nor are they authorized to do so. Information obtained from our firm should not be considered a substitute for the advice of an attorney and it in no way creates an attorney-client relationship. Our consulting services are designed to provide clients with the most authoritative and accurate information currently available concerning the subject matter requested; however, the information contained in any MPM response is not necessarily prepared by persons licensed to practice law. If you require specific legal advice, you should seek the services of a properly licensed attorney.  
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Postby Erel » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:55 am

In Pa., is there a criminal penalty for allowing an absconder from a court ordered treatment program stay at your home?

ANSWER: Good Afternoon:

Depending on the person's legal status with the court and/or the specific type of court ordered drug treatment program, you might be charged with Obstruction of Justice or Harboring a Fugitive.

-The MPM Group, Inc.

Disclaimer:  The MPM Group is not a law firm; consequently, its staff will neither engage in rendering legal advice nor are they authorized to do so. Information obtained from our firm should not be considered a substitute for the advice of an attorney and it in no way creates an attorney-client relationship. Our consulting services are designed to provide clients with the most authoritative and accurate information currently available concerning the subject matter requested; however, the information contained in any MPM response is not necessarily prepared by persons licensed to practice law. If you require specific legal advice, you should seek the services of a properly licensed attorney.    

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

Thank you so much for your prompt reply . The person was in prison for felony theft and was ordered to a drug treatment facility in exchange for part of his prison sentence. After completing treatment, he was to be on house arrest. The original sentence was 1 yr in prison.
Erel
 
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