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Double Jeopardy - Sentencing

Posted by John Rutkowski | Jun 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The trial court violated principles of double jeopardy when it resentenced the defendant to fifteen years in prison when it previously sentenced him to ten years in prison pursuant to plea where defendant had an expectation of finality in his ten-year sentence. Read more below:                                                                                                                                                                             

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John Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-four years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff, retiring to attend law school. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits.


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