Legal Question in Criminal Law in Virginia

my father have just been charge for second degree murder and felony child neglect i want to know what is the sentence in va for that and how do we go about getting an appeal

Asked on 10/21/10, 12:59 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Michael Hendrickson Michael E. Hendrickson

Appeal? Better first concentrate on getting him acquitted at the trial

level before thinking about an appeal.

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Answered on 10/26/10, 1:07 pm

Michael Sprano The Sprano Law Firm, LLP

To answer your questions, the sentencing range for 2nd degree murder in Virginia is 5-40 years, and for Felony Child Neglect it is 1-10, depending on the specific code section charge.

In my experience these can be very complicated and difficult cases to defend, so do take your time and make a wise decision about which lawyer to hire to represent your father.

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Answered on 10/26/10, 1:20 pm

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