Gettysburg, PA asked in Criminal Law and Child Custody for Pennsylvania

Q: Title 18 2t06 drug delivery resulting in death....minimum sentence...does it apply if acused pleads guilty...

My x pled guilty. And she has my son hid from me sentencing is the custody agreement...will she get time and does she lose rights due to pleading guilty

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Zak Taylor Goldstein
Zak Taylor Goldstein
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: There is no mandatory minimum sentence, but drug delivery resulting in death is a form of homicide punishable by up to 40 years in jail. It is basically the same as third degree murder. The sentencing guidelines call for years in jail even for a plea. However, she may have negotiated something. In most cases, prosecutors want real jail time for drug delivery resulting in death, but the final decision is up to the judge unless the case was negotiated.

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