JT99 wrote:Briandong79 wrote:JT99 wrote:2-30?!?!
Can one of you bright legal minds explain to me, like a five year old, how a sentence can have such a drastic difference between min and max?
A lot of sentences have that kind of range. Basically the charge is somewhat unique at the state level that it has a minimum at all (the aforementioned 2), meaning it cannot be suspended or shortened by parole until that point. In most cases, any charge that results in a prison term is generally phrased as "an indeterminate sentence not to exceed X years" which then allows for the Board of Parole to look at the case and determine what they feel is most appropriate.
ETA: Looking at Utah's website, it appears that they are pretty fond of minimum sentences and it looks like she was sentenced to two second degree felonies run consecutive to one another.
She is DEFINITELY doing two.
And then when she's out on bail, she'll do a third.