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THREE YARS PRISON
Mary, thank you for the additional information. If the motion was denied, your son and his attorney now need to decide if they want to proceed to trial or take a plea deal, based upon the weight of the evidence against him. The three year plea which they are offering, is likely based upon the mandatory minimums imposed under Florida Statute 893.135. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String&URL=0800-0899/0893/Sections/0893.135.html If he goes to trial and loses, the Judge can impose a sentence much longer then the 3 years on the trafficking charge and then can sentence him on the possession charge as well and may decide to run the sentence consecutively, not concurrently. If he has no legal defenses to raise at trial, he may need to take the plea and then reserve his right to appeal. If the Judge failed to follow the law and the case law that supports his motion, he could have a valid appeal to file. Depending on the facts of the case, his attorney can speak with the State and see if he can convince them to amend the charge to avoid any mandatory sentence that is imposed, so that he would agree to a plea, that is more favorable to his situation. He can always take the case to trial, at which time the State may have to put the CI on the stand, which would allow his attorney to attack his credibility, if they have no other evidence or witnesses, to the alleged sale and possession. Please let me know if you have any follow up questions or need any clarification on something which I stated above, prior to rating me. Also, please remember to rate my service with 3, 4, or 5 faces/stars, before exiting the site, so I can receive credit for my help. I hope you found it to be Excellent! Only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. If you feel the need to click either of the two faces/stars on the left, please STOP and reply to me via the "REPLY TO EXPERT or CONTINUE CONVERSATION "button. I want to make sure your experience with the site was as pleasurable as possible and that you are satisfied with the help I provided.
I was wrong on the charges here is his charges, what im wondering is if there is still entrapment law in florida not only was there a ci there was also an undercover detective the ci gave him the drugs and told him to take them to the church and meet this undercover detectiveConfinement Information
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