OJ Sentenced to prison in Nevada
Last Friday, OJ Simpson was sentenced to a maximum of 33 years in a Nevada State prison for his role in a September 2007 kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon in Las Vegas. In sentencing Simpson, Judge Jackie Glass indicated that the evidence against Simpson was overwhelming. Such evidence included audiotapes that captured Simpson planning and executing the kidnapping and assault.
It is important to note, nonetheless, that Simpson is eligible to be released early on parole in nine years, in the year 2017. However, in Nevada, only half all eligible inmates are granted parole. This means that half all eligible inmates are denied parole and end-up serving their entire maximum sentences.
Simpson is planning to appeal. One of the issues that he will probably raise on appeal is the fact that no African Americans were on the jury and thus the jury did not adequately reflect a “jury of his peers.” Another issue that may be raised by Simpson is that jury (and possibly Judge) was biased against him, as he was previously acquitted of the infamous charges of murder in Los Angeles of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman 13 years ago.
It will definitely be interesting to see how Simpson’s appeal is handled. Wallin and Klarich will be monitoring this very closely over the next few months. Call Wallin and Klarich today at 888-749-0034 if you or a loved one needs help with an appeal or with any other criminal matter. Wallin and Klarich has been in the business of helping people with their California appeals and/or criminal matters for over 30 years and we would like to help you with yours! Visit us at www.wklaw.com.