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Reviewed on: April 22,2018

If the state has a "mandatory minimum" sentence does that mean the inmate WILL definitely have to serve that amount of time ?

Asked: April 13,2018
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Without knowing more about your inmate's particular sentence, the mandatory minimum means exactly how it sounds. If the offender is guilty of a charge with a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge is pretty much duty-bound to follow the sentencing guidelines of the state. The judge does not get to interject his "judgement" if leniency is their preference, the law stops them from deviating.

Accepted Answer Date Created: April 14,2018

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