my brother was arrested recently. he has multiple drug, dwi, and assault charges and has served time on multiple occasions. after keeping his nose clean (aka not getting caught) he was arrested for theft and had a penalty 1 drug between 1-4 grams on him. we are broke so his lawyer isn't the best.
how much time should we expect?
He can expect to go to jail for a longer time than he went before. The more criminal history you have, the harder you get hit. Hire a PD if you can not afford a good lawyer. This is a matter best considered under the applicable State or Federal law. I would strongly suggest that you consult with a local attorney (perhaps selected from the AVVO website resources) with experience in this area of law, to offer a free initial consultation and perhaps assist with the process. Once you are comfortable with he or she, hire them to represent you. If this information was helpful to you, even if you do not like or agree with the advice, please let me know by clicking on the “Helpful” or “Best Answer” button. Or, if I really hit a home run, write a positive Review. Good luck! If this is a federal crime, he will go for longer and will not get any good time credit.
This information is provided as general guidance only, not actual legal advice. I have not reviewed your paperwork, and unless this is a Maryland case, I am not licensed to practice law in your State. The fine points of your question are often found in the laws of your State. So, this response is not intended to be legal advice and you should not rely on this information to make decisions. I urge you instead to consult with a local attorney.
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