Chase Mom Enters Alford Plea

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A Clive mother who led police on a chase while she had her kids in the car in June has taken an Alford plea on several charges.
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1 - 7 of 7 Comments Last updated Oct 31, 2010
Hayden Fox

United States

#1 Oct 29, 2010
Steve Alford has left the State of Iowa already. Shouldn't it be time to change the name of that law? How about the Aberg plea?
JrFrog Urbandale

Urbandale, IA

#2 Oct 29, 2010
She gets sentenced Dec.9th. Let's hope for suspension of her license so she doesnt commit more crimes with her car. From what I have seen on the internet that she has had many years of disobeying the rules. Look up her name on Iowa courts, she has a lengthly number of charges over the years. The kids always get the backlash from bad choices of some parents.
say hey

Ozawkie, KS

#3 Oct 30, 2010
Hayden Fox wrote:
Steve Alford has left the State of Iowa already. Shouldn't it be time to change the name of that law? How about the Aberg plea?
The Alford plea is a federal law not a state law it has nothing to do with Steve Alford.
Under the Alford plea the defendant admits that sufficient evidence exists with which the prosecution could likely convince a judge or jury to find the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
John

United States

#4 Oct 30, 2010
say hey wrote:
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The Alford plea is a federal law not a state law it has nothing to do with Steve Alford.
Under the Alford plea the defendant admits that sufficient evidence exists with which the prosecution could likely convince a judge or jury to find the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
that is correct, and in many ways i am uncomfortable with it

by accepting an alford plea, the state is acknowledging that the state will convict a person because they can, not because they are guilty (although I think innocent people rarely plea alford)

the person pleaing is basicaly saying 'i'm innocent, but caught in a coincidence and i cant take a chance' such a person shouldnt be doing any time at all IF they are telling the truth

'guilt or innocence' is not a minor footnote to a sentence
Bubba

Berlin, MD

#5 Oct 30, 2010
I hope they go easy on her. She looks like a fun woman. A few drinks and put her behind the wheel and it would be more exciting than Adventureland.
yeah butt

Carthage, IL

#6 Oct 30, 2010
How much, and who pays for this legal verbage decision.
JrFrogUrbandale

Urbandale, IA

#7 Oct 31, 2010
Bubba wrote:
I hope they go easy on her. She looks like a fun woman. A few drinks and put her behind the wheel and it would be more exciting than Adventureland.
We will let her hit you with kids in the car and go through still pain and inconvience with bills that havent been paid etc..Your name isnt bubba, its dumb ass.

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