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Old 05-10-2004, 01:27 AM
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Question life sentences for crimes besides murder

I was reading where someone got life for grand larceny.My understanding is that it's some type of theft or embezzlement.Then I saw where someone got life for rape.Is this probably because they may be habitual offenders? I thought you could only get a life sentence for murder.I thought they could only sentence someone 40 or 50 yrs at the most for anything else besides murder.
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Old 05-10-2004, 03:46 AM
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i'm no expert but i think it has to do with the minimum and maximum laws...i have a freind right now serving 40 yrs for home invasion with a weapon...the judge threw the book at him when he didn't plea guilty...for lesser charges....i don't get it.....maybe someone will come along and explain...oh an BTW...this was his first charges
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As far as I can find, the following can be sentenced to life imprisonment but there could be others:
  • Capital murder
  • Armed robbery
  • Forcible rape
  • Kidnapping
  • anyone convicted as a habitual offender
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If you want to know the maximum sentence for any specific crime, let me know and I will try my best to find it.
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