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
2 Answers from Attorneys
Appeal? Better first concentrate on getting him acquitted at the trial
level before thinking about an appeal.
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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