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Monday, December 16, 2013

Why Would I Get a Stiffer Sentence?

At The Cochran Firm, our criminal defense attorneys understand that we need to treat every case with the importance it deserves. There are no shortcuts in the law, and your criminal case is too crucial to be dealt with in a one-size-fits-all manner.

Sentencing statutes vary from state-to-state and municipality-to-municipality. Our criminal defense attorneys will be familiar with how your local court system decides on the length of sentences.

However, there are some broad sentencing guidelines that most courts share in criminal cases. As a general rule, you might be subjected to a longer sentence if:
  • You were on probation at the time of the alleged crime
  • You have a past criminal history, especially with similar charges
  • You were in possession of, or used a, weapon during the crime
  • The crime took place near a school
There are other, far less reputable and thoroughly unofficial factors that tend to produce harsher sentences. Sadly, racial minorities tend to face stiffer sentences than white defendants charged with the same crimes, and media attention can pressure judges and prosecuting attorneys to push for harsh sentences.

The Cochran Firm’s criminal defense attorneys are committed to providing you with a spirited defense, as you are entitled to under the Constitution. We’ll be your advocate at every step of the process.

If you need an experienced, passionate criminal defense attorney, please contactThe Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.

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