My husband has been charged with 2 counts of armed robbery for the same crime. This is his first offense.. He agreed to a cobbs agreement to 30-36 months but on the day of sentencing the judge changed it to 10yrs. However my husband withdrew his plea and asked for a trail with hopes of being offered a better deal.
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A Cobb's agreement is a an agreement to allow the defendant to withdraw his plea if the judge cannot follow the original sentence agreement. It sounds as if the Cobb's in your husband's case worked as it was intended. My guess as to the robbery is that there was one act but two "victims." A separate count can be charged for each person who was robbed even though there was only one act.
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I cannot make sense of your question, and yes it is possible to be charged with more than on count as a reselt of a single incident, but not multiples of the same crime. Ask his attorney Ito explain to you what is going on, that is your best source of information.
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I agree with the other attorneys. Any questions or concerns you have with your husband's case should be directed toward your husband's attorney.
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He can be charged with multiple counts, although the sentences will usually run concurrently (the time spent in prison counts against both sentences). The only purpose and effect of a Cobb agreement is that, if the judge exceeds the maximum agreed sentence, the Defendant can withdraw the plea and go to trial.
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