12th District rules man's criminal record justified consecutive sentences

Published: 02/06/2013

A 12th District Court of Appeals panel recently maintained that a trial court, after it found he had several prior convictions, had discretion to impose consecutive sentences for a man convicted of trafficking in drugs.

The three-judge appellate panel ruled that the lower court properly considered Harold Dillon’s history of substance abuse, four prior felonies, and prior convictions for drug trafficking, before issuing him consecutive sentences.

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