Currently in jail on drug charges. Has a previous felony in the state of New York that happened near 20 years ago When was living in New York. Has been living in pa for a while now.
A prior drug penalty in New York usually causes a prior record score of 2pts in Pennsylvania. The OGS would be based on the drug and the amount of the current charges. His defense attorney should be able to work through the guidelines with him. There are PA sentencing guidine resources on the web.
Yes, out-of-state convictions are included in the calculation of your prior record score. You should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney because the translation from one state to the next can be confusing and can impact your sentencing guidelines. Good luck.
The short answer is yes. I believe this question has already been posted ans I would suggest looking at those responses as well. Good Luck.
There are two important things to take away from the comments already submitted by my colleagues. First, the sentencing guidelines are complicated and an accurate calculation requires much more than a few moments to complete. Second, hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. (and follow his or her advice!) Good luck.
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