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SB16-051: Judge’s Discretion Regarding Consecutive Sentences

Criminal Justice
Bill Number: SB16-051
Year: 2016
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: J. Melton / K. Lundberg / M. Johnston

Description:

Under current law, for a person convicted of 2 or more separate
crimes of violence arising out of the same incident, the court must require
the person to serve the resulting sentences consecutively rather than
concurrently. The bill removes this requirement.


Current Status:

Governor Signed (04/14/2016)



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