Facing State Time Serving County Sentence
Posted By Emkey Law Firm
We represented a client in two different cases. One case he was charged with two counts of theft from a motor vehicle and two counts of receiving stolen property, facing a maxium penatly of 14 years in prison. In the second case he was charged with a forth offense DUI facing a maxium penatly of 5 years in state prison. After making the decision to enter into an open guilty plea, Attorney Emkey argued for a combine sentence of 1-5 years incarceration to be served in Berks County jail with credit for 170 days time served and an additional 30 days for inpatient treatment followed by 2 yers probation. Commonwealth argued for a state prison sentence and no credit for inpatient treatment. Ultimately, the Judge agreed with Attorney Emkey's arguement and sentenced the defendant to 1-5 years (with credit for 200 days time served) to be served in Berks County jail followed by 2 years probation.