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Wade Baxley
Charles McDougle
Hamp Baxley
Dustin Byrd
     You may be eligible for Youthful Offender Status under Alabama law. If you are under 21 years of age and have been charged with a criminal offense, you may be eligible to apply for Youthful Offender Treatment.

     As a Youthful Offender, you waive your right to a jury trial and consent to be tried by the court without a jury. The court will perform an investigation and examination of your record and in its discretion, decide whether or not you will be treated as a Youthful Offender.

     If adjudged by the Court to be a Youthful Offender, the Court, in its sole discretion, may do any of the following:
    1. Suspend the imposition or execution of sentence with or without probation; or 
    2. Place you on probation not to exceed three (3) years and prescribe terms of said probation.
    3. Impose a fine as provided by law.
    4. Commit you to the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of three (3) years or less, or if the crime with which you have been charged does not authorize a fine or sentence, in lieu or in addition to any fine, the court may also impose a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).
    5. If the underlying charge is a misdemeanor, you may be given treatment or educational classes as provided by law.

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