Posted: 12/25/2011 9:19:22 PM
Originally Posted by Qncyk1
what you are saying is true, however, the judge has the final authority. there is a chance that the judge did not like pbf and handed out a harsher sentence. i am not a DA or defense attorney but i would venture to say that more than 10 percent of cases have a sentencing outside the DA recommendation.
pbf is probably going to do less than 45 with good behavior and overcrowding/work furlough and he is going to get tons of special priveleges with the guards in return for future ticket, favors, etc.
I'd say its less then 10%. The judge really don't want to delay the courts anymore then he has to. Its a money thing. They will come into the courtroom and say lets get it done today and hate any delays. Most guards make a living there at the job. I don't think they will risk their family income for some tickets. Its a job to them. They hear every kind of bullshit on the planet. See alot also. He will do his time and get out. Its not hard time but its not freedom either.