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Introduction to SB 1106

Building on the progressive legislative momentum in California, SB 1106 emerges as a significant step in reforming the criminal justice system. This new bill focuses on removing unpaid restitution as an obstacle to post-conviction relief and out-of-state parole, offering a more compassionate approach to individuals looking to reintegrate into society. Inland Empire Criminal Defense, serving Riverside and San Bernardino County, is keen on guiding locals through the implications of this law and how it may affect them.

What is SB 1106?

SB 1106 is legislation that aims to amend the current restrictions placed on individuals who have completed their sentences yet are hindered in their rehabilitation efforts due to unpaid restitution. The bill acknowledges that while restitution is a vital component of the justice system, its fulfillment should not indefinitely prevent individuals from progressing beyond their past convictions.

The Need for SB 1106

For many individuals, the burden of unpaid restitution can linger long after serving their sentence, impeding access to essential post-conviction relief and parole opportunities, particularly for out-of-state transfers. This not only affects the individuals and their families but also poses broader social and economic impacts. By addressing this issue, SB 1106 aims to facilitate a more efficient and humane reintegration process.

How SB 1106 Changes the Landscape

  1. Post-Conviction Relief: Individuals seeking to have their records sealed or to obtain other forms of relief will no longer be automatically disqualified due to unpaid restitution.
  2. Out-of-State Parole: Those looking to relocate for family, employment, or other rehabilitative reasons will find fewer barriers when unpaid restitution is not used as a sole factor for denial.
  3. Encouragement of Rehabilitation: By removing these financial barriers, SB 1106 aims to encourage full reintegration into society, allowing individuals to focus on rebuilding their lives.

Impact on Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

For residents of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, where economic disparities can significantly impact residents’ ability to pay off debts, SB 1106 offers a beacon of hope. Inland Empire Criminal Defense is ready to assist those affected by past convictions to understand and navigate the new opportunities presented by this legislation.

Community and Legal Implications

While SB 1106 is a step towards a more equitable system, it also requires a collaborative effort between legal professionals, community organizations, and individuals. Understanding one’s rights and obligations, especially concerning restitution and post-conviction relief, is crucial. Inland Empire Criminal Defense remains dedicated to providing expert guidance through these complex legal terrains.


SB 1106 represents a critical advancement in justice reform, reflecting a growing understanding that financial hardships should not be an insurmountable barrier to one’s rehabilitation and reentry into society. As the legal landscape continues to evolve, it is more important than ever for those affected in Riverside and San Bernardino counties to seek knowledgeable and empathetic legal counsel. Inland Empire Criminal Defense is committed to helping individuals navigate these changes and to advocating for a fairer, more inclusive legal system. For further assistance or to discuss how SB 1106 may impact your situation, please give us a call at 909-939-7126.

Need Legal Assistance?

If you or a loved one is impacted by the challenges of unpaid restitution and seeking post-conviction relief or parole, Inland Empire Criminal Defense is here to help. With a deep understanding of the intricacies of SB 1106 and a commitment to the communities of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, our firm is dedicated to providing the guidance and representation you need to move forward. Contact us at 909-939-7126 to explore how this new law might benefit your situation and what steps you can take next.

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