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19 Jun 2012, 4:45 pm by Jeremy
The trial court can go beyond the mandatory-minimum sentence, but it must at least impose the minimum sentence set forth in the law. [read post]
13 Nov 2013, 7:32 am by Karen Dyck
Justice Menzies considered only whether there was a breach of s. 12 of the Charter in considering the application of the relevant mandatory minimum provisions. [read post]
20 Mar 2013, 8:52 am by russell
” Sadly, because of the many mandatory minimum sentences in federal court, he was right. [read post]
28 Mar 2013, 4:00 am by Edward Prutschi
But now, I would dare argue that mandatory minimums have finally jumped the shark. [read post]
9 Jan 2007, 9:00 pm
Mandatory minimum sentencing: Almost as unjust as capital punishment. [read post]
18 Jun 2014, 1:50 pm by Robert Hambrick
Yet too often only the harsh minimum mandatory sentence is all that really matters and that's why as a civilized society we must abolish all mandatory minimum sentences. [read post]
6 Nov 2012, 4:38 pm by Daniel Brown
Beginning today, our streets have apparently become, “a little safer”, according to our Federal Government.The Safe Streets & Communities Act, which came into force today, includes provisions that would establish mandatory minimum penalties for serious drug offences when they are carried out for organized crime purposes, or if they involve targeting youth, in addition to a variety of other situations that seemingly have nothing to do with either organized crime or… [read post]
5 Jan 2014, 12:27 pm by W.F. Casey Ebsary, Jr.
Florida Statute § 893.135  Marijuana Minimum Mandatory SentencesThe Florida Statutes on Cannabis and Marijuana provide harsh minimum mandatory sentences that kick-in at 25 pounds and 2000 plants. [read post]
4 May 2006, 3:50 pm
As well, mandatory minimums can have many incidental, or unintended effects: '(the policy) sometimes results in charges being stayed or withdrawn, or a plea negotiation for a different charge, because prosecutors consider the MMS [mandatory minimum sentences] to be too harsh' . [read post]
25 Sep 2013, 11:25 am
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld the decision of its Northern District of Ohio in Toledo in sentencing a man to 5 years imprisonment, 10 years of supervised release, and a waiver of associated fines, the mandatory minimum sentence. [read post]
3 May 2013, 5:06 pm by James Kotlowski
Unlike DUI convictions - there is no mandatory minimum sentence for Boating Under the Influence (BUI). [read post]
18 Nov 2008, 1:04 pm
" The piece closes with this effective structural attack on mandatory minimum sentencing statutes: Mandatory minimum sentences make a mockery of the separation of powers. [read post]
1 Mar 2014, 6:29 am by John Floyd
Most of the time mandatory minimums are discussed in the context of federal cases, the discussion involves drugs. [read post]
16 Mar 2007, 10:54 pm
Here is a must read (pdf) for Maryland and anti-Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentencing law enthusiasts. [read post]
12 Mar 2009, 8:28 am
For anyone that has a client that is subject to a "mandatory minimum fine"- which should be about everyone, the Kansas Supreme Court has granted my petition for review in State v. [read post]
12 Mar 2010, 4:37 pm by CrimProf BlogEditor
Deborah Fleischaker, director of state legislative affairs for Families Against Mandatory Minimums, has this piece at Jurist: [T]here is no evidence to suggest that repealing mandatory sentences would lead to an increase in crime. [read post]
25 Jun 2013, 1:51 pm by CrimProf BlogEditor
In part: Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have introduced a bill (S.619) that would effectively end mandatory minimum sentencing in federal law. [read post]