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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- State Bar of Georgia
- Felony Public Defender
- Georgia Public Defender Council - Coweta Office
- Assistant Solicitor
- Cobb County Solicitor General's Office
- Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
- J.D. | Law
- State Bar of Georgia # 212033
2 Questions Answered
- Q. If you are a recidivist are you sentences under O.C.G.A. (A) and (C) 17-10-7(A) and(C)? T or F
- A: It depends on your criminal history. 17-10-7(a) only requires a single prior felony conviction whereby the defendant was sentenced to "confinement" in a penal institution. 17-10-7(c) requires that the defendant have three prior felony convictions "at the time" of the latest arrest. Therefore, you could technically receive a sentence whereby both would be applicable or only (a), or only (c). Any time you are legitimately facing a recidivist sentence, speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney asap.
- Q. Best/worse case scenario for person facing robbery, but has no prior convictions?
- A: Robbery is a very serious offense. It carries a sentence of 1 to 20 years of confinement. The sentence for robbery can be probated depending on the circumstances, negotiations, etc. In my personal experience, the fact that the defendant has no prior history does not have a great impact on negotiations. Others factors coupled with the lack of a history may help. The more serious offense of armed robbery carries 10 to 20 years of confinement. Note that armed robbery, unlike robbery, requires that the defendant serve a minimum of 10 years in prison. The 10 years can not be probated, it must be served. As with any felony, you would be best served by obtained legal representation as soon as possible. Good luck.
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