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Misty Croslin gets plea deal deadline~ August 16, 2010
Posted: June 4, 2010
By Dana Treen
PALATKA -- Misty Croslin was told Thursday in Putnam County court that she has until mid-August to make a deal with prosecutors in 7 drug-trafficking cases that come with minimum sentences of 25 years, depending on the amount of drugs sold, if she is found guilty.
Misty also faces a trafficking charge in St. Johns County.
Misty and Hank Jr. (Tommy) are now closer to prison terms that are governed by minimum mandatory sentences that some say give prosecutors undue control over cases because of a judge's limited discretion to waiver.
One of the few ways for judges to deviate from minimum mandatory sentences is when a defendant gives substantial assistance in another case.
Robert Fields, said that a plea deal was not being considered.
"We're not in the business of giving up," he said.
Fields has said Croslin has been cooperating with detectives about HaLeigh and said it is reasonable to believe pressure to resolve that case will affect the drug outcomes.
Croslin's drug trial is set for Aug. 23
Misty Croslin is facing 25 years in prison. Her brother, Tommy, entered no-contest pleas on drug charges.
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