Is Double Jeopardy Violated in a 495 Year Sentence?

In sentencing, a judge can double sentences under the Three Strikes Law.  If the matter involves certain serious sex offenses, there can be a minimum sentence of twenty-five years to life.  If one has served a prior term of custody in prison within a certain number of years, there can be a five year sentence enhancement.  How can a court navigate all these applicable punishments without violating the constitutional bar against double jeopardy?  The following summary of a case appealed for this issue answers such questions.  Click on the following link to read about it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s