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What is the average time served on life sentence for murder? Can we do anything to get sentence reduced or conviction to manslau

Marietta, GA |

He stays out of trouble. Has served 15.5 years. Killed 1 person due to his boss sexually molesting him. Worked there from age 16 until age 20 when this happened. Several other boys testified. Anything we can or should do?

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  1. Minimum serve time on a life sentence is 30 years.


  2. There are some "post-conviction" remedies available, but all of them are speculative in nature. They range from additional appeals through a pardon application. Any lawyer worth their salt is going to charge you an significant fee and need to do a thorough review of all the pleadings before being able to point you in the right direction. Sounds like there is some good mitigation in there, but those are tough cases. We handle some of those, just realize that it is a long road.
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