What is the difference between life sentence or 40 years? 4 Answers as of November 11, 2014

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Law Offices of Ezra N. Goldman
Law Offices of Ezra N. Goldman | Ezra Goldman
I am not sure I understand...40 years is a limited sentence and with good time and parole, one could easily see the outside again.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/11/2014
Elhart & Horvath, P.C.
Elhart & Horvath, P.C. | Mattias Johnson
Pretty much exactly what it sounds like, a life sentence is for the rest of your natural life, whereas 40 years means you could get out in that amount of time if you live that long.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/11/2014
Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
Depending on the age 40 years can be life. Parole eligibility issues is generally the difference. If life without parole, then the sentence is just that.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/10/2014
Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
40 years is a finite number of time. Life is an infinite amount of time meaning you'll stay behind bars for the rest of your natural life.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/10/2014
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