- Aug 8, 2021
how do you plea down from 5 or 6 charges of murder, plus 50 counts of vehicular assault? those are all probably counted as 50 counts of attempted murder in all honesty. you could probably add felony murder in there considering his intial crime of driving into a parade without permsission has to be some kind of felony.
you plea down to 90 years in prison instead of 100?
If possible, you try to get your sentences slated to be served concurrently, not consecutively. This is how you "serve" 100 years in the span of whatever the 1 longest individual sentence is.
If a defendant is convicted of a number of crimes that carry lengthy prison terms, the difference between consecutive and concurrent sentences can be tremendous.
Concurrent sentences. When sentences run concurrently, defendants serve all the sentences at the same time.
Consecutive sentences. When sentences run consecutively, defendants have to finish serving the sentence for one offense before they start serving the sentence for any other offense.
The same factors that judges tend to consider when deciding on the severity of a sentence (for example, a defendant's past record) also affect their decisions on whether to give concurrent or consecutive sentences. Some criminal statutes, however, require that the sentence for the crime in question be served consecutively to any other crime committed in the same incident.