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Understand what penalties are for assault and battery crimes and how sentencing is determined, including the affect of past crimes and aggravating factors.
A complete guide to alternative sentences available to defendants so they can avoid having a criminal record or serving jail or prison time.
Understanding the sentencing process in criminal court, differences between parole and probation, hearings, early releases, community service, revocation of probation.
How does a judge impose a criminal sentence? What is procedure? What factors are considered before deciding upon jail, prison, probation or parole? How are sentences imposed?