The state of Florida uses sentencing guidelines when determining the length of a prison sentence. The DOC does not determine the length of sentence. Judges and juries in accordance with the sentencing guidelines make these decisions. For the year 2005-2006, the average sentence length for all prison admissions was 4.4 years for whites, 4.7 years … Read more Sentencing Guidelines
As of July 1, 2008, Florida jurors will be able to pose questions to witnesses during the trial. Until now, the questioning of witnesses in a criminal trial has been strictly limited to only the prosecution and the defense. Allowing the jury to submit questions is considered one of the most controversial reforms in our … Read more FLORIDA JURORS NOW ALLOWED TO QUESTION WITNESSES.