Last Wednesday, a federal jury convicted Lori Drew on misdemeanor charges of accessing computers without authorization on three different occasions. Drew is a 49-year-old woman that courted a 13-year-old girl by pretending to be a teenage boy on myspace.com. The 13-year-old girl committed suicide after receiving a hurtful message from Drew. Drew may face up to 3 years in federal prison if her sentences are to run consecutively.
For example, In Jacksonville, Florida, a misdemeanor is punishable by up to 1 year in Duval County Jail. If a Jacksonville Florida criminal defendant is convicted of 3 misdemeanors in Florida, he may face up to 3 years in Duval County Jail. Depending on the series of misdemeanors committed in Florida, a Jacksonville Florida judge may run the misdemeanor sentences consecutively. If this occurs, the Jacksonville Florida criminal defendant would serve each year back-to-back for a total of three years in Duval County Jail.
For more information about sentencing and penalties for misdemeanor or felonies in Jacksonville Florida, contact a Jacksonville Florida Criminal Defense attorney.