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Old 05-08-2012, 01:09 PM
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Default He's been sentenced, will a lawyer make a difference in release date?

My fiancé was sentenced to six years on 2 aggravated assaults with a deadly weapon. June will be a year that he's been in and his EPD is June 25, 2014 and his maximum is June 25, 2017. Just wondering if I got him a lawyer would it get him home any earlier.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:33 PM
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I've moved your thread here to our legal forum so that others can assist you. Best of luck.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:54 PM
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Nobody can really answer your question. Hiring a lawyer isn't like a magic bullet - the more you spend, the sooner he gets home. It takes a lawyer to look at the case and figure out if there are grounds for appeal or sentence modification. That means looking at the entire case, transcripts and all, and assessing whether there are any grounds for relief available.

Where does he stand with his direct appeal?
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:04 PM
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I don't know where he stands. I don't even know if he had an appeal. This stuff is all new to me. Just trying to get him home. I don't know what to do.
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understood. With just over 2 years left for his epd, chances are there's nothing you can do to get him home sooner except encourage him to take classes, do therapy, and keep his nose clean in prison.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:13 AM
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:26 PM
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He should have gotten one from the beginning a good lawyer could have gotten him less time. Now I agree that he just needs to finish his time the best he can.
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