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Is the Sentence Higher if an Assault is Committed by a Prisoner or Inmate?

For the person on the street guilty of assault, the maximum penalties range from 10 years for second degree to 25 years for first degree. The playing field changes if the perpetrator is already a prisoner.

  • A prisoner is not eligible to have any of their
  • sentence suspended.
  • Any sentence for an assault committed by a person while a prisoner must be consecutive the sentence that person is currently serving.

I offer a free planning and strategy session to anyone accused of a crime. At this meeting, we will evaluate the evidence, examine the strength of the State’s case, and analyze the most effective defense. If the State has chosen to prosecute you, contact me today. 410 591 2935.