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Chris Largey is jurisprudence personified! He is first and foremost ethical and in these unpredictable times, ethics has become a rare trait. Mr. Largey possesses a deep understanding of the law as well as how it applies to people in thei...
Chris Largey is jurisprudence personified! He is first and foremost ethical and in these unpredictable times, ethics has become a rare trait. Mr. Largey possesses a deep understanding of the law as well as how it applies to people in their particular roles, be it judges, juries, attorneys, witnesses, doctors, hospitals, corporations and insurance companies. He also understands his clients needs and addresses them with honesty, compassion and always with their best interest at heart. Chris’s counsel is exemplary with regard to trusting his direction and recommendations of other professionals involved with handling a particular case as he utilizes only the best resources available. The staff of Largey Law are the finest I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, as they are professional, efficient and genuinely kind.
After I was involved in a serious not-at-fault auto accident, and in checking reviews on many local attorneys, we made an appointment with Largey Law. During the initial meeting, I had no doubt we had chose correctly and signed with their ...
After I was involved in a serious not-at-fault auto accident, and in checking reviews on many local attorneys, we made an appointment with Largey Law. During the initial meeting, I had no doubt we had chose correctly and signed with their firm to represent me. Chris Largey represented me and he along with his associate Kim Reno, well what can I say, they always had my best interest at heart. They not only made every step of the way as easy as possible, but always looked out for my best interest. They also made certain I received all the medical care I needed and handled all the paperwork involved with my claim. They were ALWAYS on top of every thing, every step of the way through to the claim settlement. They really cared about me, and on multiple occasions went above and beyond to help me through this this difficult situation, as during this my husband passed away from leukemia. It was nice to know they were there for me and handling this. I so appreciate everything Chris and Kim and staff have done for me through this and in finalizing my settlement, thank you so much! All I can say is I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Largey Law, they are professional, knowledgeable, responsive and most of all, a caring group of folks.
What a great law firm! Very compassionate and understanding. Always got back with me in a timely manner. I definitely recommend!
Very thorough and professional... Will use them again if the need arises.
Bipartisan Bill Would Allow Florida Inmates to Earn Shorter Sentences
- posted: Jun. 28, 2021
- Criminal Defense
A bill in progress in the Florida Legislature would permit qualified prisoners to earn rehabilitation credits to gain earlier release. The measure, which enjoys bipartisan support, aims to change the focus of prison terms from punishment to rehabilitation, with the hope inmates become less likely to commit new offenses.
Supporters of the bill say that although the concept of reducing prison time is controversial, statistics on recidivism show that Florida’s current system isn’t working. Rehabilitation is not a point of emphasis and more than 50 percent of inmates who don’t participate in rehab end up incarcerated again within three years.
The proposed law, Senate Bill 1032, would allow inmates to earn release after serving just 65 percent of their sentences if they complete certain rehabilitation programs. Under present Florida law, good behavior and other rehabilitation efforts can earn prisoners release on parole only after they serve 85 percent of their sentences.
Under the proposal, inmates could earn credits taking 30 to 60 days off their sentences for each instance of qualifying conduct, which could include good behavior, outstanding deeds and completion of various rehabilitation programs. Activities for which prisoner could earn these credits would include:
- Obtaining a high school equivalency diploma or vocational certificate
- Earning a college degree
- Completing a drug and alcohol treatment program
- Completing any other approved programs during their prison stays
The amount of time prisoners could earn (known as “gain time”) would vary based on the severity of their offense, with some offenses being deemed so severe that they are not eligible for gain time.
The Senate Appropriates Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice voted 7-0 on April 8 to approve the measure. As of early May, the bill was awaiting further action in the legislature. If it becomes law, the measure is estimated to reduce prison costs by nearly $550 million over the next five years by reducing recidivism.
Just as important, the bill would provide a meaningful way for people serving sentences to establish eligibility for early release, helping them reenter society and rebuild their reputations sooner. As criminal defense lawyers, we support this emphasis on rehabilitation and increased parole availability.
At Largey Law Firm, we represent people in criminal matters throughout Central Florida. Please call our firm at 352-253-0456 or contact us online. We have offices in Tavares, Inverness and Clermont.