Shorter Sentence with proven Brain Injury

Judges giving shorter sentence with proven brain injury

There was an interesting article in the New York Times by Benedict Carey.  The article outlined a study that was conducted to figure out whether judges adjusted sentences that would normally be given to those defendants who were proven to have brain injuries.  Brain injuries have become more clear in recent years due to advances in medical technology.  Such clarity seems to be swaying judges from “dropping the hammer” so to speak, on these defendants.

Opposition to such a trend are not convinced that these injuries are clear and definite enough to alter legal decisions; especially those decisions made by judges.  Such a study may be used as an important tool on how to proceed with all types of litigation and settlement negotiations.  It is always interesting to see how real world issues work their way into court rooms.  The link for the article is listed below.  If you are trying to determine whether or not to bring a case that involves a party with a brain injury, call 516-858-2620 to speak with an attorney.

NY Times – August 16, 2012

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If you have questions regarding the impact that brain injuries can have on sentencing, call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620.

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