He is 70 years old and has no prior police record. his health is bad and he is a Vietnam v et what are the chances he will see jail time for this offence
There is no such thing as a "usual" sentence. Any sentence is case specific and is affected by numerous variables. For instance, how many pills did he sell, how did he obtain them, what is his mental status, did he cooperate, how will his age factor in, is he ill, and the list goes on and on. A Louisiana attorney will be able to tell you what the maximum and minimum sentence can be in your state, but they would have to review the case thoroughly to give you an opinion as to what he may be facing. Since you noted that he is a veteran, you may want to see if your jurisdiction has a "veteran's court." Some circuits in Florida are implementing these and they are a sort of pre-trial diversion that may allow your husband an alternative to prosecution if it is available.
The best course of action is to retain local counsel to assist. All cases are different. Many considerations such as prior record, other pending charges, etc. Good luck.
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There is no "usual" sentence and none of us has a crystal ball. He needs to retain counsel and have them review all the facts.
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