What is the min/max sentence for aggravated a&b, a&b domestic, and resisting arrest for someone with with a previous a&b's?

Asked almost 3 years ago - Worcester, MA

I have had 2, 209a's in the past. I have 4 a&b's 2 dismissed and 2 convictions. 1 of the a&b's was domestic and it was dismissed but just happened 4 months ago. My wife is going to practice her maridle privelages but the other lady in this case is going to testify and so will the police officers. Court is on April 25. Please Help!

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  1. Jessica Ann Foley

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    Answered . Hi,

    It depends what court you are in, if you are in District Court, then the maximum you can receive on any individual charge is 2.5 years in the house of correction (this does not mean that you can have sentences served 'from and after' another sentence - i.e. 2.5 years and then another sentence starting in 2.5 years).

    It is not clear which charges you think you might be convicted of, so I can't give you a certain answer. If you have an attorney he or she is the one that you need to speak to about the possible sentences.

    If you don't have an attorney you need to get one ASAP.

  2. Erin Jordan Harris

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    Answered . These are very serious charges. If you do not have an attorney, you need to get one. If you cannot afford one, the Court will appoint one for you. It is in your best interests to have an attorney evaluate the sufficiency of the Commonwealth's evidence if your wife is not tetsifying and to discuss the risks of a trial versus a plea.

    Disclaimer: This answer is provided for informational purposes only and it is not intended as legal advice.... more
  3. Travis J. Jacobs


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    Answered . I strongly agree with both prior posts. The max sentencing appears correct, so it should be obvious how serious these charges are. You should already have an attorney, and I am sure every attorney who has responded would agree that acting as your own attorney is often disastrous...especially in criminal matters with such serious charges. You should try to get an attorney appointed to you or hire a private attorney ASAP! If your trial starts april 25, 2012...time is running out extremely quickly! You should contact attorneys today and go to the court today to see if you qualify for a public defender. I can't stress that enough.

    This response is not to be considered legal advice by anyone. This communication, alone, does not create an... more

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