Sentencing Guidelines

Criminal Law Legal Information by Broward Defense Attorney

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

FLORIDA JURORS NOW ALLOWED TO QUESTION WITNESSES.

Criminal lawyer William R. Moore

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.