The armed robbery charge has a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison without parole. The possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony charge has a mandatory 5 years sentence consecutive to the underlying crime. The sentence on the firearm charge can be probated.
The five extra years is mandatory, but it can be on probation. So yes, it is mandatory. No, it doesn't have to be in prison.
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Yes, but I think that 5 years can be done on probation, but it is mandatory.
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