Can my husband get out of a 3.5 year in prison and 2.5 year parole sentence for second degree robbery and get the willard shock program.

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Can my husband get out of a 3.5 year in prison and 2.5 year parole sentence for second degree robbery and get the willard shock program.

This is my husbands first offense he has gone to an alcohol program and he has been out of trouble he is working has 2 kids and we recently gotarried . His sentence is pretty harsh, is there anyway he can get into the willard shock program or anything of the sort so he doesnt spend the next 3.5 years away from his family. His lawyer was a waste of 10 thousand dollars. He did nothing but give him the same sentence as others involved in this case that are 3 time felons.

Asked on April 21, 2009 under Criminal Law, New York

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

If you have an issue with his lawyer, you can file a complaint with the NY State Bar.  Oftentimes, funds in the program may be able to be paid to you if you had ineffective counsel.

Ineffective counsel is a defense that can be used to help "re-negotiate" this sentence.  In terms of your question itself, someone here would not be able to answer that question specifically and competently unless one reviews your entire file, the sentences, trial transcripts, etc.

Try consulting a different atty. Try www.attorneypages.com or legal aid in New York.


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