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Originally posted by AnimositisominA
Guilty of what? First degree, second degree, third? What was the plea deal? A lot depends on the sentencing. If it were as cut and dry as you put it, I'd say life w/o parole.
Originally posted by DelMar
Thanks for the replies. Guess I'd be the unpopular judge in my own little made up country. I'd hand down a death sentence to Mr. Smith. In my opinion, he has to be held accountable for his actions, even with a history of drug and alcohol issues. He has shown to be a threat to society and therefore should be taken out of it.
Glad I'm not up for re-election anytime soon
Originally posted by LargeFries
reply to post by DelMar
As Bill Blake did not have Human Resources spend time with John Smith and make sure he was enrolled into and actively participating in a drug & alcohol rehabilitation program, as judge I would have John Smith enrolled into and participating in such a program at a secure facility.
I would make John Smith's previous employer Bill Blake responsible for reimbursement of the drug & alcohol rehabilitation program costs as he ignored his responsibility to his employee.
Upon John Smith satisfactorily completing rehabilitation I would give a sentence of 10 years probation with regular testing & screening, and the expense of same would be 50-50 for Blake & Smith. If Smith failed testing or was involved in crime of a serious nature during the 10 year probation period he would immediately be taken to prison to serve a strict 5 year sentence with no offer of early leave or parole.
Upon completing his 5 year sentence Smith would then be on a 5 year parole. If he failed testing or was involved in serious crime during these 5 years he would serve another strict 5 year sentence with 5 years on parole to follow.
If Smith had to serve (two) 5 year prison sentences and then blew it again on his 3rd parole, I'd have him surgically put to death, with as many of his bodily parts being used to benefit those in need as possible.