Orlando, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: I have a Nephew who was given life in prison to starting a fire with with occupants inside. No-one was injured or killed

I just don't feel this was a fair sentence . 20 yrs is enough . If anyone can help . I would appreciate help with this .

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Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It's not for you or me to determine what a fair sentence is. That's up to the judge. If the sentence was within the legal guidelines, then the sentence will likely stand. The judge has access to the facts of the case and makes the ruling. There are appellate remedies for mistakes in sentencing procedures or for ineffective assistance of counsel. However, there are time limits to avail yourself of those. Contact an appellate attorney to discuss the case.

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