"Why are Sentencing Reports such a popular feature of GungaWeb?"

GungaWeb sentencing reports are the best communication tool available to summarize the complex sentencing laws in New York State.

Sentencing options available to the court include state prison, local jail, probation, conditional and unconditional discharges and fines in various amounts, alone or in different combinations. Sentence additions include restitution, civil surcharges, DNA and sex offender registration requirements and fees. Certain sentences and combinations of penalties are mandatory, others are discretionary, still others are forbidden. Rules are triggered by classification of offense, type of offense, date of offense, status of offender, and other factors. Rules are scattered throughout the Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, and other chapters such as the Corrections Law and the Executive Law.

GungaWeb makes sense of it all in seconds: