If Turner were re-tried and convicted again, he could not receive a sentence longer than the six months originally imposed on him, legal experts said.FILE PHOTO: Former Stanford student Brock Turner who was sentenced to six months in county jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated woman is shown in this Santa Clara County Sheriff's booking photo taken January 18, 2015, and received June 7, 2016.He had to register as a sex offender in his home state of Ohio last year, after leaving Stanford.
The 172-page appeal requests that the conviction be overturned or that Turner receive a new trial.
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Persky, in a statement on a website to fight the recall effort, said in his former career as a prosecutor he saw how sexual assault could destroy victims’ lives.
“When I became a judge, my role changed - I am required to consider both sides,” Persky said in the statement.