Florida Convict Gets Sentence Lowered
James Ray Booth, 59, once a convict serving a life sentence, now serves a 10 year sentence. He was charged in 2006 with first-degree murder yet acquitted of aggravated battery and armed burglary recently this year in a new trial. The jury found nevertheless guilty of third-degree murder and aggravated assault with a firearm, two charges that were of lesser severity than former charges.
The lengthy legal procedings in court with Prosecutor Pete Magrino and the suspect's attorney, Patricia Jenkins, argued over legal semantics. The final verdict was two consecutive life sentences and 20 years in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Yet the legal battle rages on despite the actions of the State to render Booth incapable of leaving incarceration.
Booth recently filed a motion to correct an "illegal" sentence. According to his numbers, the sentence should be 30 years prison with a mandatory 25 served.
His reasoning is spelled out in dry legal arguments but bases on the fact that the murder was due to the original aggravated assault and battery charges.
Attorney Behr knows the struggle Booth faces due to hasty sentencing and discarded yet pertinent evidence. He can fight for you and help you regain your rights. Call today for your free consultation.