Would a criminal get a reduced sentence if they did something good?

Say if someone done something very bad like murder then felt bad for it and turned themselves in would they get a lesser sentence than someone who runs?

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  • 9 months ago

    It would normally be a point in their favour, but it doesn't necessarily mean their sentence would be reduced.

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  • 9 months ago

    usually that is the case.

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  • 9 months ago

    If you demonstrate good manner in the prison during years, the time in prison will be reduced, even you are sentesed life penalisation.

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  • 9 months ago

    A person cannot undo a crime as terrible as murder by doing something good afterwards, or showing remorse, and offering apologies while on trial.

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  • 9 months ago

    How can a murderer get away with taking some one's life.

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  • 9 months ago

    perhaps, yes.. this is not guaranteed, however

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  • 9 months ago

    The judge is bound by law. Often there is a minimum and maximum sentence, and if a convicted felon demonstrates remorse, the judge may take that into consideration. In the case of first degree murder, that may be the difference between a death penalty or life in prison.

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  • Pearl
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    9 months ago

    anything is possible but thats up to the judge

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  • e9601:
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    Not at all. No "good points" in that situation.

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  • 9 months ago

    No, but it saves the police's time to have a standoff.

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