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If U A First TIme Offenders And Was Sentence 15 Mandatory Time

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If U A First TIme Offenders And Was Sentence 15 Mandatory Time Will The 5/85%Law Help Your Sentence
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 months ago.
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Under MS HB 585, the sentence reform law, the law is for sentencing of offenders who were convicted after July 1, 2014, not before. So if your conviction was prior to July 1, 2014, then it would not apply to your sentencing making you eligible for parole after serving 25% of your sentence. If you were sentenced to mandatory 15 years, this would not apply if you were convicted prior to signing of the law, as the legislature did not make it retroactive.

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