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Seattle Defense Attorney | Juvenile Life Sentences Court Decision

The Supreme Court ruling in Miller v. Alabama effects many states who have  mandatory minimum laws requiring a sentence of life without parole for juvenile offenders convicted of murder.  The decision in Miller invalidates this required sentence.  Those laws violate the 8th Amendment sanctions against cruel and unusual punishment and the Court has a long record of requiring states to try and sentence juvenile offenders differently.

States affected include Washington State where The Crowley Law Firm PLLC has its basic practice. The codes and states effected can be found here in a handy page from The Wall Street Journal: