Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

Power of attorney for inmates

I was in a land purchase deal with someone who was sent to prison before the deal was completed. The inmate will be out within two years, but the deal has a deadline shorter than that. The inmate and I both want to continue the deal. Can a California Department of Corrections inmate sign a power of attorney?

Asked on 6/18/03, 7:39 pm

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Benjamin Berger Berger-Harrison, A Professional Corporation
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Re: Power of attorney for inmates

Yes, a power of attorney signed by an inmate can be valid.

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6/18/03, 7:46 pm
Edward Hoffman Law Offices of Edward A. Hoffman
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Re: Power of attorney for inmates

Yes. Incarceration should have no effect on a person's ability to execute a power of attorney.

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6/18/03, 8:00 pm

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