Drunken driving charge against prosecutor could...

Dec 16, 2008 Full story: The Columbian

A Vancouver city prosecutor could have a drunken driving charge reduced to negligent driving, a possibility that caused an indigent defense attorney to question if he received 'a sweetheart deal.' Joseph P. ...

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#1 Dec 16, 2008
HELLO! Are you people not paying attention? If you read the story, clearly his "sweatheart" deal still lands him a conviction in the end. He could just as easily have qualified for Deferred Prosecution, followed the same conditions for 2 years, and landed a DISMISSAL instead. If he reoffends in the future, a Neg Driving conviction on the record will make his DUI consequences even more substantial. A dismissal due to Deferred Prosecution essentially wipes that DUI charge clean with no harsher consequences should he reoffend.
Honestly you all rant with such passion as if you've never done something you shouldn't have. And all in all this "deal" is just the justice system at work. This kind of thing is more common than you think. If you want more hard line justice, then guess what - you have to vote for it and then not whine when your taxes are raised to pay for it.

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