He has been to prison before on a small possession charge and a theft charge
What is your question? If he had a trial, he needs to appeal. If he pled guilty, then he is pretty much stuck with the sentence.
He's very lucky he only got 25! You can wait for him or you can move on. If you decide to move on, there are numerous family attorneys on Avvo.
A jury found him guilty based on the evidence it heard. Apparently they felt that the allegations were not false
Depending upon the charge, his range of sentence might have started at 25 years. If that's the case, to get the minimum is lucky.
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