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Florida Sentencing

While many criminal defense attorneys and criminal defendants do not like to think about the “sentencing” proceeding, sentencing is a critical stage of the criminal proceeding. Inevitably in many criminal cases, there will come a time when the accused will be sentenced either after trial or during negotiations of a negotiated plea agreement with the Assistant State Attorney prosecuting the criminal file. How a criminal defendant is prepared for his or her sentencing can make the difference between probation and incarceration or between a withhold of adjudication and being a convicted felon for the remainder of one’s life. Prepare for the worst, so the best outcome may be pronounced by the sitting judge, as your liberty depends on it-Andrew D. Stine. Sentencing in Florida is a critical stage in the… […]

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