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19 Jun 2012, 4:45 pm by Jeremy
If an offense has a mandatory-minimum sentence, that means that the law requires a trial court to, at a minimum, impose a certain defined sentence. [read post]
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]
19 Oct 2016, 11:04 am by CrimProf BlogEditor
Here is the abstract: This essay argues that juvenile mandatory minimum sentences violate the Eighth Amendment... [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]
25 Dec 2014, 11:35 pm by On behalf of Joshua Guillory
The mandatory minimum for a first-time offender is five years in prison. [read post]
4 May 2015, 4:39 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
CRS Report – Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Legislation in the 114th Congress. [read post]
24 Aug 2015, 4:15 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
The Commission’s report on mandatory minimum sentencing statutes is mildly complimentary of the provision. [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]
8 Sep 2015, 5:33 pm by CrimProf BlogEditor
Exploring the Adverse Psychological Impacts of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing and Pushing for Action (Law & Psychology Review, Vol. 39, p. 253 (2015)) on SSRN. [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]
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]
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]