There is considerably more information needed to answer this question competently. Pennsylvania has differing laws depending on the specific crime and the nature of the circumstances in each case. Good Luck.
It appears that you have asked several different questions in the last few hours. At this point it appears that the person you care about is facing the type of legal situation that no one should face alone. If you really care about that person you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to handle his/her case. These types of sentencing hearings require knowledge and skill that exceed the type of informational answer you might obtain online. I wish you the best.
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I would seek representation as my colleagues have suggested. Please note that PA does have harsh habitual offender/strike laws that must be considered in any case. Seek the advice of an experienced attorney immediately.
The response above is not intended as legal advice. This response is for educational purposes only and help you take the appropriate steps to resolve a legal issue. I have not met with you and I am not knowledgeable about the specific details of your case. Each case is unique and different. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you contact and meet with a licensed criminal defense attorney to discuss your specific circumstances. In addition, an attorney-client relationship is not created by virtue of this response.
Your question does not contain a sufficient explanation of the facts in order for it to be properly answered. As suggested by my colleagues, experienced criminal counsel should be obtained immediately.
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