The length of the parole period is set by state law. In most cases, there is a base parole period that can be increased up to a maximum term if the parolee commits parole violations. The parole term lengths are set forth in Penal Code § 3000(b) (set-length parole terms) and § 3000.1 (life-long parole terms). A comprehensive guide to the United States Sentencing Guidelines written in language that anyone can understand. Simplifies the complex language of the Sentencing Guidelines so that federal defendants and federal defense attorneys who have read this book will be able to intelligently discuss how the Guidelines will apply to each case.
The Joint Committee dedicates this handbook to Hon. Jack B. Weinstein, United States District Judge, E.D.N.Y., who inspired this project. Introduction . This Handbook is designed to help you understand how the criminal justice system works in New York State, from arrest through appeal.