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Unformatted text preview: Additional sentencing after the defendant begins serving his or her original sentence violates double jeopardy. Reasoning MPA injections are a penalty, as described in the MPA statute. Since its administration is required in criminal sentencing, it is considered a punishment. Once the person begins serving his or her sentence, more penalties cannot be added onto the same offense. Because the court did not include the duration of MPA treatment at sentencing, a required component in the MPA statute, its consequent order of MPA injections increased the initial punishment. When the person begins serving the sentence and an order is added, it violates double jeopardy. Disposition Reversed...
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course PLA 3013 taught by Professor Carolbast during the Fall '10 term at University of Central Florida.
- Fall '10