Monday, June 26, 2017

A new law calls for punishing repeat gun offenders with longer prison sentences.

A new law designed to crack down on repeat gun offenders became effective in Illinois.  It changes gun sentencing laws so that instead of a range of 3 to 14 yeas for some repeat gun crimes, judges would hand our sentences of 7 to 14 years. A judge who decides to depart from that guideline will need to explain why.  It is designed to help reduce crime in the city of Chicago.

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