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The judges and the district

The judges and the district attorneys do not make the laws. They only apply them. With the structured sentencing that North Carolina has, the judge's hands are tied when it comes to how long a sentence is. The only thing that they can control are the plea deals. The DA's office will allow defendants to plea to a lesser charge in order to clear them off of the calendar. A judge has to agree to the deal.

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