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  •  From the link (7+ / 0-)
    The following charges have been placed:

        Four (4) counts of Destruction of Voter Registration Application, Class 1 Misdemeanor, Section 24.2-1002.01, Code of Virginia

        Eight (8) counts of Disclosure of Voter Registration Application, Class 5 Felony, Section 24.2-1002.01, Code of Virginia

        One (1) count of Obstruction of Justice, Class 1 Misdemeanor, Section 18.2-460(A), Code of Virginia

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    by glitterscale on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 06:01:28 PM PDT

    •  that adds up to at least two years in prison. (3+ / 0-)

      In many places the dividing line between misdemeanor and felony is 1 year in prison.

      Thus four counts of a Class 1 misdemeanor (the highest level of misdemeanor) add up to potentially four years.

      Eight counts of a Class 5 felony (probably the lowest level of felony) at an estimated 2 - 5 year sentence, add up to 16 - 40 years.

      One count of yet another Class 1 misdemeanor is another year.

      So at very most he could receive 45 years behind bars.

      At very least maybe a year.

      So realistically I'm going to guess that with plea bargains, fines, and probation, he ends up with 2 - 5 years and at least one felony on his record.  

      If he gets more than 5 years, it's justice with relatively little mercy.

      If he gets less than a year it's a miscarriage of justice.

      2 - 5 years would be a not-unreasonable outcome, justice with perhaps a little too much mercy, but none the less it would send a pretty decent message.  

      That, plus, as a convicted felon, he may very well lose his right to vote.  And that would certainly be justice in this case.  

      "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

      by G2geek on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 07:13:35 PM PDT

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