You now know that the defendant in the court case in Unit 4 was found guilty. In this assignment, you will put yourself in the position of the judge. Which sentence would you impose?Review the Intermediate Sanctions media. Explore the options for sentencing that are open to the judge and then decide which of the intermediate or alternative options you would choose for this defendant in this case.
In your paper: Determine the basis for the sentence that you would impose for this defendant. For example, why do you think he is eligible for this option? Why is the option you chose the most appropriate of those offered in the scenario? (Feel free to review evidence presented in The Court System– Evidence and Procedure media.) Compare the sentencing options you see in the Intermediate Sanctions media with information about available sentencing options for felonies in your own state. Find a state that allows for intermediate sentencing and identify what criteria must be present for a defendant to be eligible for an intermediate program in that state.