Defendants Sentenced in DeKalb County Criminal Court

September 21, 2011
by: 
Dwayne Page

Several defendants appeared for sentencing Monday in DeKalb County Criminal Court before Judge David Patterson.

35 year old Larry Murphy pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance and received a four year sentence in the community corrections program. He was given jail credit from June 9 to September 19, 2011. He must pay a $2,000 fine.

44 year old Thomas Somoza pleaded guilty to a first offense of driving under the influence and possession of a handgun by a felon. He received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days in the DUI case to serve 75%. Somoza got a two year sentence in the handgun case. Both sentences are to run concurrently. He was fined $365. Somoza was given jail credit from February 20 to September 19, 2011.

41 year old Michael E. Brown pleaded guilty to a second offense of driving on a revoked license. He received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days at 75% to serve 10 days on weekends with the balance on supervised probation. He was fined $50 and his drivers license has been suspended for two years.

30 year old Edgar Adrian Saldivar Hernandez pleaded guilty to a first offense of driving on a revoked license. He received a six month sentence suspended to probation. He was also fined $50. Hernandez' probation will be supervised by CPS for three months and the remaining three months he will be on good behavior probation.

23 year old Lesley Ann Lawrence, charged with sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance, was granted pre-trial diversion under a memorandum of understanding for a period of two years. Lawrence must abide by all terms and conditions of her probation including performing 40 hours of community service work.

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