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what is the difference between counts and charges?
Hi! Since each is a separate charge, it's possible he could be sentenced for each individually? Is it possible that the prosecution will offer a plea deal that would consist of dropping some of them?
Hi Charese,Yes, it is possible that the prosecutor would ask for consecutive sentences. These charges are very serious. Sometimes, the prosecutor will refuse to deal on a homicide. Other times, he'll cut a deal, reduce the homicide to a manslaughter and dismiss other counts for the sake of a disposition.It really all depends on the facts and circumstances of the case. The uglier the facts and the worse a defendant's record, the less the prosecutor will want to compromise anything at all for the sake of a deal.
He has a suspended license on his record and has been in a couple of fights in which each case was thrown out. The victim is not deceased, but did have fractures to the spine and deep bruising on body, fully recovered after a couple of months.
Final question: I know that without the details of the case you wouldn't be able to provide me with a for certain answer. But, he has been in the county jail for almost a year. Do you think, based on your experience that he would receive time served? Or is he possibly going to prison, how long?
I understand. Thank you for all the information, it had been very helpful. Have a great weekend!
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