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Old 08-02-2005, 09:18 PM
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Just curious. Do you think your man got too much time for what he did? I know I definitely do. I mean, I know he DID commit his crime but I think his sentencing was WAY too harsh (he got 7 years). :shake: Especially when I read about these people who did much worse things (in my opinion) and got less time than him. Anyways, so do you think your man's sentence was too harsh or do you think it was fair?
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:32 PM
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I know that my husbands sentence was toooooooo harsh. My husband recieved 30 years!!!!! He's not even eligible for parole until 2015.......He didn't even commit murder or not even close......the system SUCKS!!!


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Yeah I think he got to much time! It was his first offence never been introuble before in his life we was hoping for maybe probation but he got 8 right off tha bat! and he has almost served four when we got our lawyer she said he should have made parole #1 this is #3 we are waiting on a answer as we speak!Oh I Pray!
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Without a doubt my husband received way too much time for his offenses. There are people in the same prison who have committed more serious crimes and got less time than he did.

Although he is guilty, it was a matter of who the victim of the crime was, purely politics was all it was about and continues to be for anyone who committs a crime against someone in public life.

There is something very wrong with our sentencing guidelines for real. They may work for some people, but it sure did not work for my husband.
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My husband got 28 months for a drug related offense. Considering what his offenses were, I do feel this is too much time, but I am thankful because I know it could always be a lot worse. Prior to this bid, he served 5 years. When the judge made his decision, he factored in that "he still hasn't learned!" Thank God this will all be over in 7 months!!
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In a way, yes I think he did get to much time. My husband is serving a 40 year aggrivated sentence for Agg. Robbery. He has over 10 done on it, so we don't have to much time left until parole. Hopefully! I know a guy that is doing a 40 year aggrivated sentence for murdering a 6 week old baby. And in that prospective yes I do think it was a little excessive. But then again this is Texas.

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Yes, he definitely got too much time for his offense. It makes me mad to even think about the whole situation because it's ridiculous. Thankfully, it's almost over.
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My man got a year for going into a grocery store and telling them to give him the money in the drawer. He was messed up on pills and didn't have a gun or anything. The cops accused him of battery on a leo, depriving an officer of his weapon, fleeing and alluding, and another strong armed robbery which they later dropped because it was obvious he had nothing to do with that. I guess since there were so many charges, he got a decent sentence, but the only thing he really did was attempting to rob the grocery store. He didn't hurt anyone or use a weapon on anyone. He couldn't go to trial, because he recently got out of prison, so he knew if he lost he'd get 20 years or so. He had to take the plea. Either way, the sentence seems too long for me. Now he's gonna miss his daughter's birth, and I don't even know how to change diapers. Neither of us knew I was pregnant when all this happened.
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Yes my fiance got WAY too much time...

A couple months after he did his (home invasion) another guy did the same thing to an elderly couple and beat them both unconcsious, and left them for dead...the wife recovered physically but her husband eventually died from his injuries.

Because this guy plead guilty right away to attempted murder, robbery etc, and got sentenced before the husband died, he could not be charged with murder. He only got 8 years.(I know a lot about this case because it was my ex's grandparents)

My fiance got sentenced 15 years. He didn't even touch the people or take anything, he turned himself in, and it was shown at trial that he committed his offence when he was having emotional issues and didn't know what he was doing. It is also his first offense. They wanted to make an "example" out of him. The prosecutor wouldn't even consider a plea deal or discussing anything. You know it might make her look bad or something.
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Oh yer! my guy got far too much time i think - 17 years for byung and seling illegal firearms - it sucks!
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I HATE Oklahoma DOC!! Well yeah i think my guy got WAY too much time. He has to serve 85% of a 25 year sentence, for 2nd degree manslaughter. Total accident... the guy was his FRIEND for crying out-loud.. anyway.. yeah way too much time!!
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he was lucky.. he could have had a life sentence for 2nd degree murder and b/e robbery .. we were lucky he only got 20
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To be honest, i think that my man got a fair sentence of 15 years for armed robbery, considering it wasnt his first offence and the gun actually went off (even though no one got hurt physically or injured). It seems like a lifetime to him, but hopefully now he has finally learned his lesson, and have learned from it.
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Yes and No. My man got 11-23 months for violation of probation. aka violating as in he didnt see his officer. his prior arrest was 5 years ago for drug related charges. he didnt get in ANY trouble since 5 years ago and this present arrest. the cops just came and got him one night.. not even a warning.
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Yes, he got a ridiculous sentence. He was 17, first offense, did not go into the store, the other guy did, and also the other guy had a gun, he did not. Attempted?aggravated robbery. ( What is this attempted crap anyway) He got 20 years and the guy with the gun who actually robbed the place , plus 4 other robberies got 21..............
I don't understand this, but we are talking about Ohio!!!!!
He has been in only since the beginning of this year.
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Its all subjective. We were hoping for maybe 20 but he signed for 40 to avoid getting 60-life. Its his age that makes it harder to bear, but he did what he did. Its the 50% mandatory time on Agg sentences that hurts most.
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My husband is on the row. So yes, I think his sentence is way too harsh.
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My man got 16 to 60 months on a probabtion violation of not reporting to his probabtion officer. I thought it was pretty harsh especially when there was another guy that hit a cop with his car and got 6 months in jail. I think the judges just have it out for some people.
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MY husband sentence was way to harsh.. He was initially charged with accessory (carrying a 6yr sentence)but when the state of texas realized that the main person who did everything died (he basically killed himself in front of my husband but texas wanted him so bad they took him to hospital to try and save him) they gave my husband his charges and it up his once accesory charge to 3 agg robbery charges .. we were lucky that with that he only got 15 yrs a piece and that are runnnig them conurrently.. we are fighting that now to give back this time..
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Courtesy of the FSG Federal Sentencing Guidelines;I definitely feel my man received too harsh a sentence! He was convicted following a federal trial (unique as 95% of federal cases result in plea deals) of a very complicated conspiracy case that actually reads like a fiction novel! The crimianl trial jury was not racially, culturally,nor socieconmically diverse; therfore, certainly not " a jury of his peers" which would apply to his single co-denfendant as well. My man did not have a background and this was a non-violent offense! Yet he's served more time (currently 14 years) than some murderers have! In addition, for my man and so many others, paid defense counsel became corrupt and/or apathetic. Civil forfeitures & seizures resulted, causing further devastation and often placed loved-one against loved-one! Most significantly, the loss sustained to his two young children; myself and others that love him is immeasureable! Sadly, this tragedy repeats in courtrooms accross America, on a daily basis. When will society no longer tolerate such miscarraiges of justice that impact the lives of so many? Until then, I'll simply continue to love my man and support him through this nightmare.
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one day for anyone in on half the crap they keep an inmate for in the intent or conspriracy department! I HATE to hear of those charges! what about 500hrs of community service or something? what about restorative justice?



Charlie got lucky with two years on a case that a cop lied... I'm mad because the whole thing is entirely senseless.... but I am proud to say that I talk regularly with women that support thier loved ones while they are down.

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Yes and No. My man got 11-23 months for violation of probation. aka violating as in he didnt see his officer. his prior arrest was 5 years ago for drug related charges. he didnt get in ANY trouble since 5 years ago and this present arrest. the cops just came and got him one night.. not even a warning.
I feel the same way, it's a similar situation. My man got two years for violation of probation as well (he left the state)... but the judge wanted to give him 4 years. I think 4 years is crazy, and two years is a little too much... He also hadn't been in trouble since 5 years ago. He went home after 5 years to see his mom, and was caught walking down the street by a cop that recognized his face.
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Way too much time. He should have gotten a couple of years probation, but they gave him 13 so they could keep him in their clutches. I don't know of anyone that can survive 13 years probation. He did just go out and violate though. We talked it over and decided that was best. Violate, go away and get it over with.
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My baby was 17 and got tried as an adult. Under current laws his sentence would have been different than it is now, but part of me says, that's what the law requires, that's what he gets. He should have thought it through before he did what he did.
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i definitely think my man got too much time. i mean yeah, sure he commited a crime. but, so he missed a court date and he's getten 4 years. that's not even right. and it's so hard to wait. any helpful tips?
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