Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Law Updates for November 5, 2010

Urban, 35 FLW 2416, 5th DCA, Youthful Offender - Trial court applied wrong version of statute and is refusing to consider Y.O. for def who was under age 21 on the date of the crimes, but over 21 at the time of the sentencing. Statute at time of the offense applies.

Post-Graham, Manuel, 35 FLW 2417, 2nd DCA, Attempted First Degree Murder with Firearm - Sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole constituted cruel and unusual punishment under the 8th Amendment where def was juvenile when he committed the non-homicide crime at issue.

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