granted it's a different jurisdiction and state than where I'm employed, I'm amazed at how long his sentence was to begin with. While there are some people in here that are confusing B&E (criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor) with what he was charged with, burglary (a felony), I'm amazed at how many years he actually served. I work out of Dekalb County Georgia (outside Atlanta), and I've seen plenty of repeat felons be sentenced to far less time than Collins. He also seems to be getting a little unfortunate in the fact that he violated his probation in a different jurisdiction. Had this all happened in the same state, most judges would likely have him serving his time with concurrent sentences. Hopefully, for Collins' sake, his judge in Louisiana will just give him credit for time served and let him be on his way. As others have said, there are murderers, drug traffickers, and child molesters, who are sentenced to serve less time than Collins already has. For instance, I saw a man just last week sentenced to 10 years to serve 1 in prison for raping his 14 year old step daughter. Even though Collins is a criminal who deserved to serve serious time, what he got just doesn't seem consistent with what most people get for crimes as serious or more serious than the crimes he committed.
Additionally, he was sentenced in Florida based on his crimes in Louisiana. He wouldn't have served more than a year or two in Florida if he was a first time offender. If Louisiana courts do not take that into consideration, it's pretty ridiculous
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