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Once the case has been moved to court, there are two options available for the defendant:
pleading guilty or not guilty. A plea of not guilty will mean that a trial date is set, while a plea of guilty will see a sentencing hearing set. Prior to this, a probation officer, who works on behalf of the court, will conduct a “pre-sentence investigation”. The aim of this is to learn more about the defendant, and be ready to make a general sentencing recommendation to the judge in question.
What Are The Punishments For Burglary?
In some cases, a judge may make a decision to grant a “withheld judgement” for a conviction – this means that the judge will impose a sentence, usually probation along with other conditions such as a driving ban, license revocation, or community service. If the defendant successfully completes the sentence, they may have their case dismissed, and the conviction will not appear on their record. If, however, the sentence is not successfully completed, the court is able to resentence the individual, and the maximum sentence will usually be
This can be a good option for those who may find their future prospects, career and opportunities severely hampered by a criminal conviction, while still ensuring that they are held responsible for their crimes. While the actual conviction is not expunged from the record, many requirements and consequences of a conviction – for example, having to pay for expensive, high risk insurance following a DUI conviction – may no longer be an issue.
What Are Your Next Steps?
If you have been convicted of drug crimes, it is imperative that you have a team of experienced, qualified attorneys on hand to assist you. Here at Boise DUI Attorney, we have
a wealth of experience in dealing with drugs crimes, and those involving controlled or dangerous substances. Get in touch today, and see how we could advise you on your ideal next steps, and the best way to proceed to try and ensure the best possible future and outcome for your case.