Q: Firstdegreemurder (wilful& deliberate) 30-2-1(A)(1)FC and.30-31-23(A)&(F) possession of a controlled substance F4
But it was an accidental shooting is there anyway of helping this person receive a more lenient sentence?
A: Yes, hiring an experienced defense lawyer to take this to trial. First degree murder carries a minimum of 30 years with no good time, and even after 30 years very few convicted murderers ever get released on parole. By contrast, an accidental shooting with a firearm enhancement carries one to seven years with that sentence reduced by good time. So the sentence really depends on which level of homicide is stated in the conviction.
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