MILLERSBURG — Despite a plea for leniency expressed by the victim, a Sugarcreek man was unable to overcome a long history of criminal convictions and a bond violation when a Holmes County judge on Wednesday sentenced him to prison for making unwanted phone calls and threats to several members of a family over a period of months. David Lamar Schrock, 43, of 2578 State Route 39, previously pleaded guilty in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to two counts of telephone harassment and one count of menacing by stalking. In exchange for his guilty plea, the state agreed to dismiss two additional counts of telephone harassment and three counts of menacing by stalking. The charges are made more serious because Schrock was convicted, in January 2016, …show more content…
Holmes County Assistant Prosecutor F. Christopher Oehl said he did not oppose concurrent sentences only because a guilty plea resulted in more efficient use of county resources, not because Schrock should receive some sort of credit for being similarly motivated in each of the crimes. Thumbing through pages outlining Schrock 's criminal history, Judge Robert Rinfret said, “To be perfectly frank, your record is truly one of the worst I 've seen in my life. It goes on for pages.” Reading through a list of criminal convictions for a variety of property, drug and personal crimes in several Ohio counties, as well as Florida and Washington, Rinfret commented on a seemingly endless pattern of criminal behavior spanning decades. “I made a lot of mistakes,” Schrock said. “That 's an understatement,” Rinfret responded, adding the crimes at hand were facilitated by Schrock 's relationship with his victims. However, considering several letters of support, including one from his victim advocating for Schrock 's release, Rinfret said, “I 'm amazed by the absolute kindness of
MILLERSBURG — For the second time in recent history, a man convicted of making meth has withdrawn a long-ago guilty plea in an attempt to remedy a issue created by a recent Supreme Court decision, which defeated the initial intent of his original sentence. Troy Lastohkein, 49, who has been serving an eight-year sentence at Richland Correctional Institution, sat Thursday in the Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Rinfret's courtroom. There he withdrew his initial guilty plea to felony charges of illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine, child endangering and drug trafficking. He immediately pleaded guilty to similar charges, which limit the mandatory time he is required to serve before being eligible for early release.
Case Analysis In the court case, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole v. Scott, 524 US. 357 (1998), the defendant was not allowed to obtain any weapons while on parole. In 1983, Scott pleaded ‘nolo contendere’, which means that he doesn’t wish to contend or agree to the guilty charge, to third degree murder. He was sentenced ten to twenty years to prison.
For over 70 years the homes off of Woodlawn Avenue have been known as Hathorn Court. However, the community came together on Saturday to change the name to Woodlawn Court. "Hathorn Court has always had a stigma about it because of the crime rate that was here. We had a problem bringing it back to where it needs to be," said Property Manager, Don Paul. On Saturday, the community held a block party and clean up day.
The Canadian legal system has almost complete control over Indigenous land and civil rights. Throughout history, Canada has been back and forth regarding Indigenous policy. Canada has had little to no regard over Indigenous rights and policy was mainly based on the goal of assimilation and colonization. Moving forward, there has been an improvement in Indigenous policies and the government regarding Indigenous issues. In regards to the Marshall Trilogy, St. Catherine’s case, the Lavell-Bedard case and the Daniels v. Canada case, the courts had at times put up a fight but Indigenous people fought for their rights sometimes winning and sometimes losing the battle.
Step 1: Establish the facts and determine the issues Phoebe, my client, contracts with Fertility Specialists to donate her eggs. Although she does not get paid for the eggs because they are considered donation, she does receive a donor fee totaling $12,000. This fee covers the painful egg stimulation and extraction procedures. When donating eggs the procedure involves a lot of time, effort, inconvenience, pain and suffering. Her contract explicitly states, “The payments are for her pain and suffering and not for the sale of her eggs.”
Typically, prior convictions can enhance the charge and penalties for subsequent convictions; however, his prior convictions are outside the look back period for both, the offense is a first-degree misdemeanor, according to Lt. Stephanie Norman, commander of the Wooster Post
The sentence was passed on following a six-day hearing in which Lane County Circuit Court Judge Jack Mattison heard points of interest of Kip 's violations from agents and onlookers, listened to discusses about Kip 's emotional wellness, and heard explanations from the
Reading about Ronald Georgie Whetzel Jr., being in jail for next 40 years is a “hard pill to swallow”. Sadly, I agree with the court decision to sentence him to 40 years in jail. Whetzel Jr. commit took part in an armed home invasion and that cannot be excused. I am aware at time this event occurred he was 17 years old and had a difficult family upbringing. His mother is serving a sentence for forgery and related offenses.
: Petitioner, the State of Arizona, sought review of an order entered by the Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona, which granted the defendant Pike’s motion to modify his sentence pursuant to Ariz. R. Crim. P. 32. During the time of the offense, a sentence of one year-life was officially put into place. Pike filed a petition for post-conviction relief to have his sentence altered because he believed that his sentence was cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment. The trial court granted Pike’s petition and gave him only 15 to 30 years and the state of Arizona filed a petition for review. On July 10, 1975, the defendant Pike was convicted of possession of dangerous drugs for sale which violated the A.R.S. §§ 32-1970(C), 32-1996(C), and 32-1901, and Pike was sentenced to serve a term of not less than 40 nor more than 50 years in the Arizona State Prison.
Legal Studies How well does the Australian Legal System deal with the contemporary issue (drug use and the law) The Australian legal system was developed from the legal system of Britain originally, between 1855 and 1890 the British parliament granted a limited right to set up a local system of governments to each of the British colonies within Australia. This allowed each of the colonies the right to develop their own laws and legal systems to deal with its particular situation. There was a move towards creating a central legal system during the late 19th century, a referendum was held in each colony to approve the draft constitution. The Australian Constitution Act was passed as an Act of the British Government and took effect on January
In the movie Capote (2005), Truman Capote found himself fascinated and intrigued by a family’s murder in a small Kansas town. He and his research assistant, Nelle Harper Lee, visited the sight of the murders, the school that the witnesses attended, and the home of the detective, Alvin Dewey. Soon after, two suspects are identified and given a trial. The jury of all white men announce their verdict and sentence: guilty and death. By this time, Capote has begun to establish a relationship with one of the suspects, Perry Smith.
Adjustments in life are rather harder than expected, especially for convicted prisoners. Having majority of your rights and freedoms being taken away is an enormous punishment in which none us want. Prior to jail, Andy Dufrense was a successful banker, who was able to do anything he truly wanted. Andy was a very wealthy, and successful man who had the rest of his life panned out for him. But due to a wrong conviction, Andy is now facing a two life year sentences in a maximum facility.
There are eight general factors listed below that influence a judge’s decision to sentence the accused in a case. These secondary legal factors are not supposed to influence a judge’s decision, but they do because they are only human (Bohm & Haley, 2012). Under the black robe of authority, judges are human and contain all the prejudices just like regular citizens. Some of the characteristics that have been found to affect the judge 's sentencing decisions are: (1) the socioeconomic background of the judges. (2) Their academic qualifications and the law school that they attended.
Kirk L. Odom, a convicted Washington D.C. man who served 22 years in prison, for a crime that Odom did not commit. Back in 1981, Kirk L. Odom was found guilty by a Supreme Court Judge, for the rape and robbery of a woman, in her apartment, in Washington D.C.. According to the Washington Post, since 2009 he is one of 5 of rape or murder convicts, that have been vacated based on erroneous forensics and testimony by elite FBI hair experts. Also, The Washington Post gives statistics and years, for rape and murder convictions, and who goes about trying to solve them. When the evidence proves the convicted guilty, like Kirk, the inmate should be exonerated and compensated for his time.