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Concurrent v. Consecutive Sentencing

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What Does It Mean?


Understanding minimum and maximum sentencing ranges for any given charge is critical to determining how to proceed in criminal cases. A knowledgeable lawyer knows this and can help you navigate this confusing but area of the law.

Prior to pleading guilty, a judge must admonish you of the consequences of being found guilty. In other words, the judge must tell you the minimum and maximum sentences allowable under the law. Concurrent sentences are served at the same time. Consecutive sentences are served one after another. Consecutive sentencing can be triggered based on the nature of the charges or the timing of your arrest. If you are charged with more than one criminal offense, or in more than one case, it is imperative that you talk to an attorney about the potential sentences you will face.

At Lafata Law, we’ve handled thousands of sentencing hearings. You want an attorney that understands the consequences of a finding of guilty. Do yourself a favor, call the Wheaton criminal defense attorneys at Lafata Law.

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Wheaton Office
2100 Manchester Rd #C-1720

Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: 630-481-6633

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