Candor Towards the Tribunal Scene 4: Defendant’s Lucky Day

00:10- Good morning, everybody.
00:11We are here today for the sentencing of defendant, John Smith.
00:14As you know, Mr. Smith is charged with one count of possession of controlled substance.
00:19A third degree felony in the state of Florida.
00:22I have reviewed all written mitigation and aggravation that was provided by both parties in this case.
00:28Are the parties ready to proceed?
00:29- Yes, Your Honor, the State's ready to proceed.
00:32Yes, Your Honor, defense as well.
00:33Mr. Prosecutor, before sentence is imposed, please provide me all of the defendant's prior criminal history.
00:41- Your Honor, the defendant has no prior criminal history known to the State.
00:45- [Judge] Thank you, Counsel.
00:46Will the defendant please rise.
00:51Mr. Smith, having taken into consideration the mitigation and the aggravation in this case,
00:56I am imposing a sentence of 18 months of probation, given your lack of criminal history, a period of incarceration would not be appropriate.
01:05Does the prosecution or defense want to be heard before adjourning for the day?