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Structured Sentencing in North Carolina | How Much Time Am I Looking At?

Structured Sentencing came into effect for all offenses committed on or after October 1, 1994.  Before this was introduced, Judges had a lot of discretion in how to sentence a person.  These guidelines were mandated in order to ensure that each person was treated the same and received a similar sentence regarding convictions for the same crimes.  All felonies and misdemeanors in North Carolina now fall under Structured Sentencing with some exceptions like 1st degree murder, DWI, and a few others.  For the most part, Structured Sentencing will apply to your case. SPEAK TO A WINSTON-SALEM AND GREENSBORO CRIMINAL DEFENSE… Read More