Types of Criminal Sentences

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What are the Different Types of Criminal Sentences?

When issuing a sentence in a criminal case, a judge has much discretion to prescribe penalties that are appropriate to the crime.  Judges and jurors must follow basic criminal sentencing guidelines so as to avoid sentences that are unconstitutional. 

The following are some of the different types of criminal sentences, as well as various phrases and terms used in connection with criminal sentencing:

Do I need a Lawyer for issues with Criminal Sentences?

If you are facing criminal charges, it is to your benefit to consult with a criminal lawyer.  As you can see, there are a variety of different criminal sentences, which can sometimes be confusing to understand.  Working with a criminal attorney can help you review the possible outcomes in your situation.  Criminal lawyers are skilled at helping defendants avoid a sentence, or they can assist with obtaining a reduced sentence.

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Last Modified: 11-24-2015 10:12 AM PST

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