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Juvenile’s sentence exceeded limit allowed by statute (access required)

A trial court’s goal of sentencing a defendant for, essentially, time served was thwarted because the sentence exceeded the maximum that could be imposed under the statute. Background Appellant and two other persons assaulted another teenager as he walked to his house from the bus stop. The trial court initially sentenced appellant to 12 months’ incarceration, with ...