Is there any other sentence modifications that can be filed after being incarcerated for 5 years?

Asked 5 months ago - Waycross, GA

My boyfriend has been incarcerated for 5 years and we want to know is there any other types of sentence modifications that we can petition for besides the initial one that he was supposed to file within the first year?

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  1. Musa Munir Ghanayem

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    Answered . This is a difficult question to answer, if he pled guilty he would have 1 year to challenge the plea via habeas corpus if it was a misdemeanor, and 4 years from the date of the plea to challenge it if it was a felony. If he was convicted of a crime he would have to timely file the appropriate appellate documents. Without knowing the dates, the crimes or reading the transcripts it would be hard to make a determination based on the facts presented.

  2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.

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    Answered . The answer to your question depends on the types of crimes he was charged with, and when.

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  3. Larry Wilcutt Fouche

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    Answered . All of this is dependent upon the charge and when he was sentenced and numerous other questions. Contact a lawyer and bring all the paperwork to discuss the issue and see what can be done. There will be a fee involved, but it may give you some piece of mind to know that you have an opportunity to file something or you don't.

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