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Sentence Modifications

Motion for Modification of Sentence

When you are convicted of a crime it is typically the presiding judge that issues the sentencing following the jury’s judgment. However, many times sentencing can be unnecessarily harsh, biased, and/or be the product of faulty proceedings. When a sentencing modification is granted, a case’s penalties and/or punishment may be reduced.

If you believe your case qualifies for a modification of your sentencing it is important that you contact a knowledgeable and skilled attorney. At Abram and Hutchison, our attorneys know the Delaware court system and only practice criminal defense law positioning us with the experience defending the future of those convicted with a crime.

Are you hoping for a modification of a sentence? Call today to schedule your free consultation with Abram and Hutchison.

Motion to Modify Sentence

In Delaware, a motion to modify sentence is brought by a defendant that seeks to reduce jail or prison time. This procedure allows the defendant to be released from custody, or to ease the conditions of probation.

If you are looking to modify your sentence in Delaware there are a few procedures that you must follow when filing your application with the Prothonotary’s office.

    Sentence modification instructions include:

    • Motions to modify sentences must be submitted and signed by defendant.
    • Explain in detail why you are submitting the specific relief request to the judge and ensure the form is filled out completely.
    • Ensure the correct case ID number is present for the specific case along with any other relevant case id numbers or criminal action numbers.
    • All motions to reduce sentencing must be filed within 90 days of the original sentence being passed down.
    • Ensure COPIES, do not submit originals, of exhibits are included in the motion.
    • Submit all motions to the proper Office of the Prothonotary as well as copied to the Attorney General’s Office.

    For more information about sentence modifications visit the Delaware state website here.

    Contact Our Delaware Criminal Defense Attorneys Today

    Filing these documents properly can be all the difference when it comes to your future. Our Delaware sentence modification attorneys will ensure that your documents are prepared correctly, and you receive the best chance possible to reduce your sentence. With years of successful experience, our firm will guide you through the entire process step by step.

    Contact us today to begin reviewing your sentence modification documents today.

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