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Wolf6151


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom Shean wrote:
texans_uk wrote:
Wolf6151 wrote:
Why isn't he in prison?


It was a misdemeanor.
Really? Is pointing a gun at someone's face and shooting around them while they beg for mercy is a misdemeanor now?

Damn, it's all gone to hell.


In Texans it's aggravated assault w/deadly weapon and it's a 1st degree felony. I don't know what messed up state he was arrested in but making that a misdemeanor is just nuts. He should still be in jail unless he got probation.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolf6151 wrote:
Tom Shean wrote:
texans_uk wrote:
Wolf6151 wrote:
Why isn't he in prison?


It was a misdemeanor.
Really? Is pointing a gun at someone's face and shooting around them while they beg for mercy is a misdemeanor now?

Damn, it's all gone to hell.


In Texans it's aggravated assault w/deadly weapon and it's a 1st degree felony. I don't know what messed up state he was arrested in but making that a misdemeanor is just nuts. He should still be in jail unless he got probation.


Yeah in England you would get sent down for about 5 years for having a firearm, another 5 for threatening someone with it, then be out in 18 months because of our wonderful justice system Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolf6151 wrote:
Tom Shean wrote:
texans_uk wrote:
Wolf6151 wrote:
Why isn't he in prison?


It was a misdemeanor.
Really? Is pointing a gun at someone's face and shooting around them while they beg for mercy is a misdemeanor now?

Damn, it's all gone to hell.


In Texans it's aggravated assault w/deadly weapon and it's a 1st degree felony. I don't know what messed up state he was arrested in but making that a misdemeanor is just nuts. He should still be in jail unless he got probation.


He obviously plead to a misdemeanor. It's extremely common and it's how the justice system works: someone commits a crime and then hires a lawyer to convince the prosecutor that they should be charged with something lesser. Prosecutors routinely consider a person's past legal troubles, their standing/importance to the community, and the detriment to the Defendant's family when giving plea offers.

I've seen 3rd-strike DWIs (normally automatic felonies that carry 25 years) get reduced to 6-months in SAFPF.
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