Ok im going to try to sum it up as briefly as i can...
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I am sorry to read about the situation about someone who you obviously care about.
I would have the person arrested hire an attorney to defend him. If he cannot afford an attorney, I would personally speak with public defender and get his/her opinion.
Good luck. I am sorry that I am unable to answer your question.
He could be looking at more years in prison. Without getting a complete prior record workup on him, no one can score him, and we basically do not do that for free here. It is much more than general legal advice he needs, and he is not even the one asking.
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My money is on Him going away for a loooooooooooong time.
Any prosecutor worth their weight in dog feces will try to enhance him (perhaps as a PERP - a prison release offender) and otherwise to have him launched to the moon. And any judge with an ounce of sense will decide that "he" has absolutely no regard for th law or th rules of society.
He's looking at the statutory max, and if he's found guilty then he'll probably get every minute of it.
I hope that I've been helpful in answering your question.
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The felony scoring process requires an attorney to look at all his priors in addition to other factors. With what you've provided he is very likely to score prison time. The best bet he has is to have a good criminal defense attorney who can explain all this to him before he enters a plea or otherwise.
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