Mandatory minimum sentences are ‘unconstitutional,’ Pa. court says

Mandatory minimum sentences are ‘unconstitutional,’ Pa. court says

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:32 am | Updated: 11:40 am, Fri Aug 22, 2014.

By BRETT HAMBRIGHT | Staff Writer

Locals charged with crimes involving drugs, guns or sex abuse could be due relief at sentencing, according to a high-court ruling.
A Pennsylvania Superior Court opinion has deemed mandatory minimum sentences “unconstitutional,” a ruling which could have major impact on countless cases here and across the state.

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/mandatory-minimum-sentences-are-unconstitutional-pa-court-says/article_023471ee-2946-11e4-87dc-001a4bcf6878.html






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