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If there are priors & convictions from guilty pleas (no violent & drug related), what is possible time faced for armed robbery?

Philadelphia, PA |

Long arrest history from drug related activity with prior convictions-all guilty pleas, and the person commits their first armed robbery, along with a probation violation.
What could the possible sentencing become?

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  1. In my jurisdiction the short answer is 10 years (no parole) to life. You should consult a lawyer in the specific locale that you are asking about though. This is a good example of why you need to sign up to meet with an lawyer who knows the specific practice area. Call someone for a free consultation.

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  2. Techinically, the maximum exposure does not change based upon your criminal record, although in all likelihood the sentence will be shorter when you have no prior record score. It is an F1, meaning that you could be sentenced to over 10 years. The fact that a deadly weapon appears to be involved in this incident, regardless of whether it was actually used, means that a conviction will in all likelihood result in at least a five year sentence if convicted. You need an experienced attorney for this matter.

    Michael L. Doyle
    (215) 735-5900


  3. You should seek the aid of a Philadelphia lawyer. You could get prison time.

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  4. The F1 is up to 20 years. The person likely has a ton of other charges which will just make the aggregate potential time that much worse. If the case isn't beatable, I would recommend pursuing state IP because this individual has a lot of arrests related to drugs. It's a stretch, but it could lead to a good outcome.

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