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Daily Archives: September 28, 2011

Mandatory Minimums – A Prosecutor’s Secret Weapon?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After decades of new laws to toughen sentencing for criminals, prosecutors have gained greater leverage to extract guilty pleas from defendants and reduce the number of cases that go to trial, often by using the threat of more serious charges with mandatory sentences or other harsher penalties. Graphic Some experts say the … Continue reading »

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