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My name is ***** ***** and my boyfriend was sentenced to 11

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Hello, my name is ***** ***** and my boyfriend was sentenced to 11 years for a white collar crime. His appeal was denied but I understand that they are unveiled legislation to reduce sentencing. What does that mean?
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Customer: He was found guilty of three offenses: conspiracy to embezzle public monies; embezzlement of government property; and aggravated identity theft.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Samuel II replied 7 months ago.

This is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.

Unveiled legislation means it is a proposal. Generally when legislation is proposed and it is going to deal with sentencing, it is for any convictions after the effective date of the new law as proposed in the legislation.

It generally is not a law that is going to apply retroactive to a conviction and sentence prior to the passage of the legislation to a new law.

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