If your step daughter was charged with a felony offense, exercised her right to a trial by jury, and was found guilty, there are time sensitive motions that must be made or she loses them. A motion for a new trial, an appeal to a higher court must be made within the time-frames governing your jurisdiction. Speak with her trial counsel ASAP to see if you have any options.
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It is unclear what your question is. It appears you are asking about a criminal sentence, and if anything can be done, not a personal injury claim. Yu should consult with a local criminal lawyer asap.
I don't really understand your question and what you have written is also unclear. However if I'm guessing you are asking why your step daughter got 15 years for a disputed accident. Based on the facts you provided I can't figure out why she was even charged with a felony unless she was under the influence, charged with reckless driving or left the scene, no of which is indicated by you. All that being said if the case occurred in 2008 and she has not already filed a petition for habeas corpus, her four year time limit is running out. Please call me at 404-812-4305 if you'd like to discuss this case in detail.
I really don't understand your question,,, as a matter of fact I thought it was going to be an Insurance question. Based on the details in the question it appears that your Daughter was sentenced to 15 years prison/probation due to this accident. Based on the information in your question I don't see how she would have been charged with a Felony offense - no underlying DUI, Reckless Driving etc. Because this apparently occurred in 2008, you should IMMEDIATELY consult with her original attorney or an experienced criminal defense attorney about filing an APPEAL. There is a 4 year Statute on bringing a Habeas Corpus action, so your time is quickly running out. I hope this information is helpful. Good Luck!!! George McCranie IV www.mccranielawfirm.com
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