kiddie porn, deferred adjudication

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shocked - awed

United States

#1 Sep 4, 2010
You have got to be kidding!
KellyM

La Porte, TX

#2 Sep 4, 2010
So who are you talking about?

“I call it like I see it...”

Since: Jan 09

...and I see it like it is!

#3 Sep 4, 2010
Smoke a joint and get jail time.
WTF

Pasadena, TX

#4 Sep 5, 2010
Heavy Fed wrote:
Smoke a joint and get jail time.
WTF?? Justice...
kellys question

Pasadena, TX

#5 Sep 5, 2010
Please answer the question, which child porn suspect are you referring to? Is it Larry Cox?
KellyM wrote:
So who are you talking about?
KellyM

La Porte, TX

#6 Sep 5, 2010
kellys question wrote:
Please answer the question, which child porn suspect are you referring to? Is it Larry Cox?
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I don't understand why someone would post this and then have no facts to back it up. I know Larry had a court date in the first part of August. I would like to know what kind of sentence he got.
shocked - awed

United States

#7 Sep 5, 2010
KellyM wrote:
<quoted text>I don't understand why someone would post this and then have no facts to back it up. I know Larry had a court date in the first part of August. I would like to know what kind of sentence he got.
facts on this website.....pleeeeeeeze....... ... do you get deferred adjudication if you are a suspect??????? or if you had been indicted???? I luckily know so very little about the law..... I was just curious.... if a person is merely a "suspect" can they be given deferred adj.?
KellyM

La Porte, TX

#8 Sep 5, 2010
shocked - awed wrote:
<quoted text>facts on this website.....pleeeeeeeze....... ... do you get deferred adjudication if you are a suspect??????? or if you had been indicted???? I luckily know so very little about the law..... I was just curious.... if a person is merely a "suspect" can they be given deferred adj.?
You get deferred adjucation after you are convicted, which in some cases is good-like a very young person who has committed no other crime and is not deemed a threat to society-example-he was caught smoking pot-he gets DA so must complete community service or go to special classes, etc.-but not in the case of kiddy porn-That just doesn't wash-that's why I would like to know who they are talking about or if it's EVEN true.
shocked - awed

United States

#9 Sep 5, 2010
KellyM wrote:
<quoted text>You get deferred adjucation after you are convicted, which in some cases is good-like a very young person who has committed no other crime and is not deemed a threat to society-example-he was caught smoking pot-he gets DA so must complete community service or go to special classes, etc.-but not in the case of kiddy porn-That just doesn't wash-that's why I would like to know who they are talking about or if it's EVEN true.
I just heard that the former LPISD teacher,coach,administrator and school board trustee arrested for kiddie porn was given deferred adjucation.......... that is WRONG!!
IN MY OPINION.......

“I call it like I see it...”

Since: Jan 09

...and I see it like it is!

#10 Sep 5, 2010
KellyM wrote:
example-he was caught smoking pot
Not a good example.
KellyM

La Porte, TX

#11 Sep 5, 2010
shocked - awed wrote:
<quoted text> I just heard that the former LPISD teacher,coach,administrator and school board trustee arrested for kiddie porn was given deferred adjucation.......... that is WRONG!!
IN MY OPINION.......
Wrong in my opinion, too. I don't know how to verify this, though. Does anyone here?

Since: Mar 10

LaPorte, Tx

#12 Sep 6, 2010
I looked up deferred adjudication and this is what it says. I too was curious.

Deferred Adjudication"
In short, Deferred Adjudication is a type of probation. A defendant is placed on a probation for a certain period of time. If the probation is successfully completed, the case is "dismissed." A defendant will enter a guilty plea, but the judge does not find the defendant guilty and instead "defers" the finding of guilt. Pleading guilty for Deferred Adjudication is not considered a conviction under Texas law. A criminal background check will show the arrest for the charge, will show the Deferred Adjudication, but it will not show a conviction.

2Difference between Deferred Adjudication and "Straight" Probation.
The major difference between Deferred Adjudication probation and regular, or "straight" probation, is that the deferred is not considered a conviction and the straight probation is a conviction. There is also one key difference and that is the consequences of violating the probation. A violation of a Deferred Adjudication type of probation opens up the defendant to the entire range of punishment. For example, if a defendant takes a plea for 10 years of deferred on a 3rd degree felony, the punishment range for that crime is 2-10 years in prison. If a defendant is violated while on deferred, the judge can sentence them up to 10 years in prison. With a "straight" probation, the sentence is pretty much already set. Using the same felony example, a defendant might plea to a 2 year sentence, probated for 10 years. So the defendant would be looking at a potential 2 year sentence upon violation.

3Advantages of Deferred Adjudication
There are a few advantages a Deferred Adjudication type of probation can provide. Since it is not considered a conviction, it can prevent some consequences that normally come with a conviction. For example, drug convictions in Texas come with a suspension of the defendant's drivers license. Pleading to a deferred will keep that from happening. Another major advantage is the fact that a defendant can file what is called a petition for non-disclosure after successful completion of a deferred probation. This essentially seals the criminal record of the offense from private entities. This keeps potential employers, apartment complexes, and many others, from knowing about the offense.
Lomax

Houston, TX

#13 Sep 6, 2010
I am not saying this is not true. I just find it hard to believe child pornography merits deferred Adjudication. The last that was reported was his case was being reset because he wanted to try to get to serve his time on the weekends. Jail time and deferred adjudication don't go together. Now I am really curious and how do we find out the truth?
KellyM

La Porte, TX

#14 Sep 6, 2010
I looked it up - go to www.hcdistrictclerk.com go to search records and documents-click on the criminal tab type in Cox, Larry. It's totally amazing that this man got deferred adjudication on all four felony charges.(you have to put your email address in but it's no big deal) I do not want to see this man parading around in his Santa suit at any of the schools-I don't care if his wife works there or not.

Since: Jul 10

United States

#15 Sep 6, 2010
Would he still make the sex offender list?
LPnews

Houston, TX

#16 Sep 6, 2010
Now this is a news story that the people of La Porte deserve to hear the outcome of. If the Bayshore Sun doesn't print this to let the citizens of La Porte know what happened with Larry Cox, then they are not a 'news' paper.
Get the Facts

Pasadena, TX

#17 Sep 6, 2010
LPnews wrote:
Now this is a news story that the people of La Porte deserve to hear the outcome of. If the Bayshore Sun doesn't print this to let the citizens of La Porte know what happened with Larry Cox, then they are not a 'news' paper.
THEY ARE NOT A NEWSPAPER. This is typical of La Porte, allow the bad actors and criminals with connections to escape justice. Cox is dispicable.
Q Escape

Pasadena, TX

#18 Sep 6, 2010
Public humiliation, family humiliation, the cost of an attorney for the motions and delays that garnered time for public outcry to die down and expensive physical therapy to begin. A neat and tidy package paid for quite handsomely I would imagine.
Civil lawsuits by the victims may be more successful than criminal prosecution was. Not an easy escape from justice, but one none the less.
It will be up to his family to pay attention this time.
huh

Pasadena, TX

#19 Sep 6, 2010
Q Escape wrote:
Public humiliation, family humiliation, the cost of an attorney for the motions and delays that garnered time for public outcry to die down and expensive physical therapy to begin. A neat and tidy package paid for quite handsomely I would imagine.
Civil lawsuits by the victims may be more successful than criminal prosecution was. Not an easy escape from justice, but one none the less.
It will be up to his family to pay attention this time.
"physical therapy? Civil Lawsuits from victime"? You're clueless.
Get the Facts

Pasadena, TX

#20 Sep 6, 2010
THis is a man that has had the trust of the community for years and was entrusted with protecting and educating children. This result is wrong. THis man should be held to a high standard of accountability for his actions as he chose to make himself an authority figure to the areas children knowing what a deviant he really was.

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