da says 8 years, is that actual time to be served?
My question concerns 2 young people who are first time offenders. They have never had any legal trouble before. They are both 22 years old and are charged with RICO and conspiracy. One of them is also charged with selling ecstacy. I do not know exactly how the charge reads. The person with 3 charges has been told that the DA is offering 8 years and 5 years probation (3years + probation for 2 of the charges and 1 year for the other). Does this mean that the person would actually have to serve 8 years in prison?