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    are left to the judge's discretion, that prosecutors can guarantee nothing in that regard.  That said, judges usually go along with the recommendations unless they feel there is some over-riding reason not to.  Defense lawyers also make arguments and recommendations, which the judges also consider in making their determinations.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

    by Neuroptimalian on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 08:16:31 AM PST

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