Frakes, KY asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky

Q: Two people with a previous charge were both on probation. Within the pfo laws they both were later in the same vehicle

And stopped. they were both charged with receiving a stolen fire arm by convicted felon one was charged and sentenced to probation or 5 for 5. The other was hit with a pfo but both charged with the same thing when arrested.

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Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: I don't understand your question. Are you asking why PFO was charged for one person and not the other? It may have to do with the length of time that has passed since their prior felony. The prosecutor has discretion to enforce the PFO or dismiss it or use it to help negotiate a plea deal. If you want to learn more about PFO you can look at Kentucky Revised Statute 532.080

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