Will criminal sentencing result in a stacked sentence in Missouri? 1 Answers as of March 01, 2011

If a person commits crimes in two Missouri counties and he is sentenced in one. Can the judge from the county where the other crime was committed, sentence the person and stack his sentence to run consecutive with the first?

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The default is that two different cases in two different counties would carry two different sentences and would thus be "stacked" (run consecutive). However, you can get the prosecutors in each county to agree to run the sentences concurrently. This is usually much easier to do if you hire the same attorney to handle both cases.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 3/1/2011
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