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Old 07-25-2011, 11:30 PM
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Anyone remember Patty Hearst? I don't thing money helped her much.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:50 AM
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DUI killer in minimum security camp | Jose Lambiet

This killer, is from a very wealthy family, who kept him out of prison for years, stalling. Well, he is finally in "prison"...

Lancaster is mandated to provide its residents with 12 hours of a day of activities and classes like graphic and culinary arts, sports, weight training and wellness.

Sounds like a SPA!!! So, even if the wealthy can't get out of a prison sentence, they manage to use connections to get placed in "luxury prisons".
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by CarolinaWoman View Post
NC Driving Drunk First Offense
License Suspension 1 Year Mandatory
Substance Abuse Assessment / Treatment

To participate with NASCAR they do not require a driver's license.

I am not familiar with federal bankruptcy laws. He had assets of $2.1 million and liabilities of $2.8 million, according to papers filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. But he failed to include the condo in Vail. He filed Chapter 7.

$990,000 his home
$450,000 of real estate in town
$280,000 interest in a condominium at Village at Sandhill
$105,000 interest in a timeshare at Daufuskie Island Resident's Club
Two Lexuses, one BMW, two Jeep Cherokees, and a 22-foot motorboat were valued at approximately $114,000

Do you know anything about bankruptcy. Does the person get to keep their home, all the cars and toys?
Well that explains the NC situation, they have fairly light DWI first offender laws. (Important to know before trying to make the case that the guy got off easy due to wealth etc.)

Bankruptcy laws vary by state. Florida for example has (or did have) an unlimited home exemption so you get to keep the house. This loophole has been abused over the years as people would shove their assets into a home in FL and then declare bankruptcy. He may also be able to work out a deal with creditors.

There is no question that having top notch legal representation will get you a better result in most cases. However, I think a lot of these examples are representative of how the typical joe would also be treated.
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