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Felony Trials

Okay, let's say someone was charged with a 2nd & 3rd degree drug felony. They had their plea hearing and they waive the right to a jury trial and plead guilty.

No paperwork online states anything about prison time sentenced, but does talk about about plea, charges, maximum penalties, and that 3 years of probation time will be served after release.

Is there yet another hearing to be set up for sentencing or did this person just get extremely lucky and get out of a prison sentence in a state that has mandatory prison sentences for 2nd degree drug felonies?

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AllAboutKeeley

Asked by AllAboutKeeley at 12:28 PM on Apr. 17, 2013 in Just for Fun

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Answers (9)
  • How is this fun?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • If it mentions probation "after release" that sounds to me like they will be serving time. There might be another hearing to sentence him//her to that time in prison, and that's why it's not there yet. It could be that the 3 yrs is also mandatory, so it can be listed now, especially since you say it mentions maximum penalties. It sounds like they just haven't been sentenced yet.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 12:37 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • There will be one more hearing to see if the judge agrees to the plea
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 12:40 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • How is this fun?

    It's not. If you know of a better category I should have put it in, speak up.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Comment by AllAboutKeeley (original poster) at 12:40 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • Is there a specific reason you need this information?
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:45 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • Is there a specific reason you need this information?

    I don't "need it," but it would be nice to know.

    This is DD's BMom. Her mom loves to tell us all about what is going on, but she tends to stray away from the truth. So I would rather keep us a little knowledgeable as to what is going on before our next visit so that we don't just automatically believe everything she is telling us.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Comment by AllAboutKeeley (original poster) at 12:55 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • Ohh I don't know maybe try relationships, seeings it is about the relationship of your kids birth mom?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • Ohh I don't know maybe try relationships, seeings it is about the relationship of your kids birth mom?

    The question is a legal question. The question has nothing to do with the relationship we have with DD's BMom. SMH
    AllAboutKeeley

    Comment by AllAboutKeeley (original poster) at 1:16 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • A Judge can sentence how ever they see fit as long as it is not longer than the max allowed on a particular crime. So he can give time served or a sentence. If you want someone to maybe stay in then you can write a character letter to the Judge handling the case.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:27 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

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