Marcelo Rivera was sent to prison on May 1 to carry out his previous sentence of 12-34 months, after admitting to multiple probation violations in court.
After some discussion regarding Rivera’s whereabouts during the duration of his probation and the violations, the court determined that his probation would be revoked and Rivera would immediately go to carry out the 12-34 months he was originally sentenced to.
The type of violations Rivera admitted to in court included reporting to the parole and probation department, following directives and conduct, paying fees and having traveled outside the state. Rivera’s Public Defender Matthew Stermitz asked that he be placed back on probation and given another chance.
It was reviewed in court that Rivera traveled to Idaho and then later from Idaho to California, where he failed to stop in Winnemucca and report to the department of parole and probation. Rivera claimed he traveled through in the very early hours of the morning.
“It sounds like parole and probation gave you a lot of opportunities to turn yourself in and you didn’t do it, I’m revoking your probation and you’ll carry out your sentence of 12-34 months in prison,” said Judge Michael Montero.
Rivera was given credit for time served of 80 days and ordered to pay an additional $365 extradition fees.