No one was around and the cop manufactured a reason to pull me over over a taillight. I wasn't swerving or doing anything out of the ordinary. The cop just saw me leave a bar.
Funny story, I got out of the DUI because the cop's dashcam (Which my lawyer subpoena'd) showed there was nothing wrong with my taillight and he, thus, had no reason to pull me over. Even got the town to pay his fees and reimburse me for the towing expense.
Lawyers are awesome fellows when they're on your payroll.
I don't think the punishment for DUI should be nearly as harsh as it is. At least in NJ.
You see when you rehabilitate a person, you don't need to lock them up for extended periods of time, which means that ex-criminal goes out into the world and works and pays taxes back into the government, thereby becoming a productive member of society contributing to the country. Why would you not want criminals to be rehabilitated and made productive members of society? Is it because you only give a shit about vengeance and are incapable of thinking objectively?
He was driving carelessly, which is what he was prosecuted for.
Was the sentence too lenient? In my opinion it is lenient. But at least judge him on what happened, and not some bullshit interpretation.
Honestly I think the sentence is appropriate. If he's a psycho and enjoyed what he did he should be forced into an institution, but if he's just a normal person who was reckless he'll regret this for the rest of his life and you can bet that the prison sentence serves well as a deterrent...
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