Can a person who abscondered from a halfway house in the state of pa use a phych defense to avoid inprisonment?

DETAILS

If a parolee is in a halfway house due to lack of residence and familiy in the state, has a death in a family and absconders from this halfway house and has been abscondering for over a year use a phych defense such as the trauma from his or her gramdparent passing away as a defense to avios inprisionment and beat the technical violation?

ANSWER

Probably not.

This type of defense would really be a long shot especially considering that he absconded for over a year.

This type of information (trauma from his/her grandparents passing), would be good information to present to the judge as mitigation for absconding during a sentencing hearing.