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  •  Not being an attorney... (0+ / 0-)

    ...how come this guys payment of restitution is getting mixed up with his jail sentence? I thought he gave restitution and/or punishment to society in criminal court, he gets to do it all over again making the victim whole in civil court.

    What am I missing?

    -7.5 -7.28, Democratic Socialism...It's not just for Europeans.

    by Blueslide on Tue Nov 09, 2010 at 03:06:12 PM PST

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    •  Who knows. I don't know all the facts, (0+ / 0-)

      obviously, but this is all part of plea bargaining in any situation.  Since it's knocked down to a misdemeanor (again, no idea why), there is more room for $$ restitution rather than a jail sentence.

      Sarah Palin: All pistol and no squint.

      by CanyonWren on Tue Nov 09, 2010 at 06:25:12 PM PST

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