If the jury in Derek Chauvin’s trial finds him guilty on any of the three charges, it will surely be a dramatic TV moment when the verdict is read. Mr. How long the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing Choupin won’t serve him if he is found guilty, after a pre-sentencing report about Mr. Juvin, not until several weeks later. Will happen. The background is constructed. Judge Peter A. Cahill would also have to determine if there were special circumstances of the crime that would justify a higher sentence than the prison terms set by Minnesota’s sentencing guidelines.
Mr. Chauvin, who has been out on bail since last fall, may also go home after a guilty verdict, as he awaits sentencing. It will be up to the judge to order Mr. Chauhan to be sent to jail immediately, or to let him out on bail should he be found guilty. Mr. Chauvin is charged with two counts of murder – second-degree unintentional murder and third-degree murder – and the sentencing guidelines for each, with no criminal history for a defendant like Mr. Chauhan, is 12.5 years. But the maximum sentences for each charge are different: second-degree murder can be 40 years in prison, while the maximum for third-degree murder is 25 years.
Mr. Chauvin is also charged with second-degree murder, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, but will carry a four-year sentence under the guidelines.
However, the state has asked for a lengthy sentence that Mr Chauhan should be convicted on any charges – known as “upward departures” – citing factors that are aggravating the state. Is, the state said in a court filing statement, that the murder occurred in the presence of Mr. Floyd’s children, that Mr. Floyd was treated with “special cruelty” by Mr. Chauvin, and that Mr. Chauvin, a police officer As, “abused his position of authority.”