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Q:     I have been in no trouble with the law in the past 17 years, can the Fl point system still use my past record.  I am facing charges in Polk County, Fl. I do have a history but have been clean and out of trouble for 17 years. My PRIVATE lawyer wants me to plead out to five years in prison because I have a past and the state will not work with him to keep me out of prison.

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Michael Adam Haber

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Answered The State cannot score priors over 10 years old, but there is nothing that precludes them from effectively using them against you without regard to the scoresheet. The reason for this is simple: There is no requirement that the State make you any plea offer whatsoever. Accordingly I have 2 thoughts on the matter:

1) Thoroughly discuss the case with your lawyer (not with others of us on line who know less than nothing about the facts and circumstances of you, your case or the other players in your case – i.e. cops, victims, prosecutor, Judge, etcetera) and don’t expect any responsible lawyer to Monday morning quarterback your lawyer’s advise.

2) Discuss the possibility of a plea to the Court. Sometimes (again, I know nothing about you or your case) you can get a better plea out of the Court than the State is willing to offer. You should note that pleaing to the Court is always risky but if the State is offering you the statutory max then you have little to lose.

3) Make sure that your lawyer has fully vetted the various statutory mitigation factors as they may apply to you and your case (see: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0900-0999/0921/Sections/0921.0026.html

I hope that this has been helpful and wish you good luck!
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