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An overview of the types of alternative sentences

When a defendant has been convicted of a crime, the sentence could come in several forms other than incarceration. Texas courts take many factors into consideration before handing down sentences, including the severity and type of crime committed, how the victims were affected, and the defendant's age, criminal history and remorse.


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