Armed Burglary is a fist degree felony that is punishable by life. If a person commits a "qualifying offense" within three years of being released from prison the State has the option of filing a Notice of Enhanced Penalty or Notice that the Defendant Qualifies as PRR. Armed Residential Burgalry is a qualifying offense. Once this designation is made, the Court has no discretion to impose a sentence that is less that the statutory maximum, which is life. If the State is offering a 15 year...
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The breath test machines are subject to both monthly and annual calibration requirements. Sometimes there are issues with the breath test machine that could give your attorney a basis to attack the reliability of the results. A DUI lawyer could obtain copies of the maintenance records and make this determination on your behalf. Good luck with your case.
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