Archive for October 2012

Man Gets Life Sentence for DWI. Twice.

A Texas man was sentenced to life in prison in August after being convicted of habitual DWI. This after having previously been sentenced to life in prison in 1997 after accumulating three DWI convictions as of that date. Fast-forward to 2012. Hernandez, who was paroled after serving 11 years in state prison, was driving down…

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Trial de Novo and Federal Sentencing in North Carolina

North Carolina, like some states, has a two-tiered criminal system. Lower level cases, including infractions, almost all misdemeanors and most Class H & I felonies – can be resolved in District Court, which is the lower of two levels. If a person wants to have a trial on a misdemeanor or an infraction, that trial…

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