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How can a judge bring up something u did 30 years ago to sentence you and the probation departen dont

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Criminal Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

Thanks for your patience. So, generally, the judge can consider your criminal history when determining sentencing. Judges are given wide discretion to determine whether you are going to be a harm to the public, including the nature of the crime, the harm that occurred, and whether you have a criminal history at all. If you had no criminal history, you'd be able to use that in your favor and the judge would be able to consider that. I'm very sorry.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
u r saying 30 years ago he has the right to bring that up i have not have any problem with anyone or any law thing but they can go all the way back how is that fair
Criminal Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

Unfortunately, the judge has the right. Unless the crime 30 years ago was heinous, I would argue that bringing it up does not make a lot of practical sense legally, but it's something that they can consider. How else can I help you today?

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