By Tommy Nguyen
YOLO, CA – Yolo County Superior Court Judge Peter Williams gave Alfredo Calderone one more chance to seek rehabilitation later this week during his violation of probation hearing.
Calderon was charged with felony vandalism and misdemeanor unlawful possession of substances originally, but when he picked up a new misdemeanor case it led to his felony violation of probation.
Before the new misdemeanor case was added to the record, the previous sentencing recommendation from the Probation Office was 45 days.
However, in light of the prosecution’s evidence of the accused’s unwillingness to rehabilitate and comply with the terms of his probation, the prosecution was asking the court to impose a two-year sentence in prison.
For more a year, Calderon was “told several times” to engage in probation and enroll in treatment classes. However, he has not done any of that, showing no interest in participating in any form of probation.
Without a moment to think, Judge Williams decided to allow the accused to admit to the previous 45-day sentence, giving him another chance to make it right and avoid putting himself into prison.
“I guess I’ll call this your lucky day,” the judge said. “You need to do this or you’re going to go to prison. Two years. That’s got to be enough motivation to go enroll in your class, get your treatment; do whatever the heck it is that you’re supposed to do.”
The accused admitted to violating the terms of his probation, and Judge Williams ordered Calderone be given a list of things he needs to finish during the 45 days; otherwise, the two-year prison sentence will be imposed.