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SJF Enhancement

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May 19, 2014, 13:27
C Siegert
SJF Enhancement
Can I enhance a SJF with one SJF and one 3rd. Code looks like I need 2 of one or the other. I do have two 3rd Degree but they were pled out on the same day. So can I combine one of those with a previous SJF?
May 19, 2014, 13:47
Jon English
You're reading the code correctly. Unless the underlying case is a deadly weapon case, or unless the prior is a 3g, or a cont. sex abuse or cont. human trafficking, you need two SJFs or two felonies above the grade of SJF.

There is a great discussion from almost (gulp!) a full DECADE ago about this exact issue in our forum. You can find it here.
May 20, 2014, 17:09
Jon, thanks for resurrecting that discussion. The only thing that has changed since then is that the Legislature has weakened the state jail felony even further by creating a system for judges to award credit. I'm not sure than many judges have figured out how to do it and actually carried it out, though.