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Old 07-22-2011, 10:57 PM
 
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Example 1 - Today

Michael Annett, a driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, pleaded guilty to driving while impaired today in N.C. District Court in connection with his Feb. 6 arrest after a two-car accident in Iredell County.

In the February incident, Annett was charged with DWI, failure to reduce speed, texting while driving and resisting an officer. The car he was driving rear-ended another car, which was stopped at a traffic light.

According to the police report, Annett had a blood-alcohol level of .32 four times the legal limit in North Carolina of .08.

Annett received a suspended sentence of 120 days in jail, 48 hours of community service, a $200 fine, plus court costs and two years of unsupervised probation.

Annett, who drives for Rusty Wallace Racing, will compete in Saturday night’s Nationwide race at Nashville Super Speedway. He is currently ninth in the series standings.


Example 2 - This Week

Rick Sanford, who in 1979 was the first University of South Carolina football player ever drafted by the NFL in the first round. He played for the New England Patriots and was named to the 1983 All-Pro team.

Sanford had accumulated assets of $2.1 million and liabilities of $2.8 million, according to papers filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. On the day he filed for bankruptcy, Sanford signed a paper declaring under penalty of perjury that his representation of assets and liabilities was accurate.

The U.S. trustee in the matter filed a complaint against Sanford, alleging he made misrepresentations about his financial status and that he “knew or should have known” he didn't report everything he should have in his original filing. He failed to mention or list a Vail, Colorado condo he owned.

Sanford pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud was sentenced to two years probation, 30 days home confinement, and 100 hours of community service according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Most of us would be under the jail if caught driving with a blood alcohol level of .32, rear ending a car stopped at a traffic light and resisting arrest. Nor would the Feds be kind to us.
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:11 AM
 
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Amazing. "Justice" American style. The guy is driving drunk, could have killed people, does not even lose his license.
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was stopped by LEO in May of this year. On a two lane road, lots of curves, school bus stops, a daycare center on the road, a school nearby. Moms heading to school to pick up their children. He was going 128 MPH in a 45 MPH zone ... just 83 miles over the speed limit. He was driving his "toy" as he calls it a Lexius LFA about $350,000-400,000 worth of car. He was charged with speeding and reckless driving and told to take it easy going home. Busch lives in the area.

Court date was set for July 20 ... this week his attorney asked for a continuance and trial is now late August (no date!) It will be interesting to see what justice will be meted out in this case.

Justice depends on who you are, how much money you have, what color you are, if you look good ... remember Debra Lafave the school teacher in Florida convicted of having sex with a 14 year old student. It was determined that Debra Lafave was too pretty to go to jail.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:08 PM
 
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NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was stopped by LEO in May of this year. On a two lane road, lots of curves, school bus stops, a daycare center on the road, a school nearby. Moms heading to school to pick up their children. He was going 128 MPH in a 45 MPH zone ... just 83 miles over the speed limit. He was driving his "toy" as he calls it a Lexius LFA about $350,000-400,000 worth of car. He was charged with speeding and reckless driving and told to take it easy going home. Busch lives in the area.

Court date was set for July 20 ... this week his attorney asked for a continuance and trial is now late August (no date!) It will be interesting to see what justice will be meted out in this case.

Justice depends on who you are, how much money you have, what color you are, if you look good ... remember Debra Lafave the school teacher in Florida convicted of having sex with a 14 year old student. It was determined that Debra Lafave was too pretty to go to jail.

Wow.

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Lafave later attributed her indiscretions to bipolar disorder, which is associated with intense and irregular mood swings, and with hypersexuality and poor judgment during manic episodes.[14]
She was arrested on December 4, 2007, for violating her probation by speaking with a 17-year-old female restaurant co-worker.[15][16] The court ruled, however, that the violation was neither willful nor substantial, and did not revoke her probation. On October 29, 2009, it was announced that Lafave was allowed to have contact with some children.[17][dead link]
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:45 AM
 
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How about Cindy Sommers and Casey Anthony? Or any number of people who have been wrongfully convicted of murder on less than they had on Casey Anthony?

Our Justice system is not just. It's luck of the draw. It depends more on the jury you get than anything else. I also agree that it also depends on your looks. It seems juries are reluctant to convict pretty people.

I think it's human nature to forgive the indescretions of pretty people. We seem to associate attractiveness with goodness. I have a ss who could have posed for the Adonis. After being slapped on the wrist multiple times by the juvenile court system, I found a man's driver's license in his room and went to see him. Seems someone smashed the window of his car and stole his wallet and his stereo. I asked him to prosecute because we were trying to get dss into a boot camp style rehab facility and needed him sentenced to send him there. He filed charges. The next thing you know, charges are dropped. I went to see him. When I asked why he'd dropped charges he explained that dss had come to see him and he "...didn't want to see such a nice young man go to ju-v"???? NICE YOUNG MEN don't break into your car!!!!

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Old 07-25-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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If you have money you can do whatever you want
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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Example 1 - Today

Michael Annett, a driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, pleaded guilty to driving while impaired today in N.C. District Court in connection with his Feb. 6 arrest after a two-car accident in Iredell County.

In the February incident, Annett was charged with DWI, failure to reduce speed, texting while driving and resisting an officer. The car he was driving rear-ended another car, which was stopped at a traffic light.

According to the police report, Annett had a blood-alcohol level of .32 four times the legal limit in North Carolina of .08.

Annett received a suspended sentence of 120 days in jail, 48 hours of community service, a $200 fine, plus court costs and two years of unsupervised probation.

Annett, who drives for Rusty Wallace Racing, will compete in Saturday night’s Nationwide race at Nashville Super Speedway. He is currently ninth in the series standings.


Example 2 - This Week

Rick Sanford, who in 1979 was the first University of South Carolina football player ever drafted by the NFL in the first round. He played for the New England Patriots and was named to the 1983 All-Pro team.

Sanford had accumulated assets of $2.1 million and liabilities of $2.8 million, according to papers filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. On the day he filed for bankruptcy, Sanford signed a paper declaring under penalty of perjury that his representation of assets and liabilities was accurate.

The U.S. trustee in the matter filed a complaint against Sanford, alleging he made misrepresentations about his financial status and that he “knew or should have known” he didn't report everything he should have in his original filing. He failed to mention or list a Vail, Colorado condo he owned.

Sanford pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud was sentenced to two years probation, 30 days home confinement, and 100 hours of community service according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Most of us would be under the jail if caught driving with a blood alcohol level of .32, rear ending a car stopped at a traffic light and resisting arrest. Nor would the Feds be kind to us.
What are the sentencing guidelines for the above charges?
Did they have priors?

Wesley Snipes is in prison for tax evasion.
Illinois has 2-3 governors in or on their way to prison.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:49 PM
 
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What are the sentencing guidelines for the above charges?
Did they have priors?
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?
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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Default Here's one

Mom faces jail after son, 4, died jaywalking with her - TODAY People - TODAY.com

Didn't Casey Anthony do about three years?
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:29 PM
 
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Anthony was held right at three years awaiting trial.

Goodness the hit and run driver only served 6 months and this was his third hit and run!! He had been drinking and he is blind in one eye and it appears he is back on the roads again.

It will be interesting to see if the judge gives this mother the max 3 years sentence.

We live near a university and the students don't know what a crosswalks is ... they don't know the definition of jaywalking either!
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