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My son who is 23 years old pleaded guity to vehicular

My son who is 23 years old pleaded guity to vehicular manslaughter and reckless endangerment He had a BAC of .14 He has never been in any trouble nd is going to be sentenced January 20th. The judge gave his 6 to 18 years. I am very upset. His present lawyer says if we go to trialk he could get more. What does 6 to 18 mean. I am his mother-grandmother and have raised him since he was a baby. Is there any hope the judge wll change his mnd.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: it isd New York, suffolk county and two people ere killedJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I dont know what you mean by filedf or reported. The accident happened back in April, he was critically injured and hospitalized. Bail was set and I posted it. He had to have a colostomy. Charges were filed by the DA. The family is asking for 25.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He has a college degree and was working. He has alsways been a good boy. He made one mistake.

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I was convicted of vehicular manslaughter in 1990 in the

I was convicted of vehicular manslaughter in 1990 in the state of Michigan. I am 67 years old and would like to work and be productive. Every time I check the yes box regarding being convicted of a felony, I never receive a response. Case in point, I now live in Ohio and applied for a job at Kroger in Findlay, OH. This time I did not check that box. I was interviewed and hired based on my character and attributes. The background check came in after approx. 3 weeks after training and working, needless to say, I was dismissed. What I did was prove that I am still being discriminated against after 26 years. I can't have the conviction based on Michigan law. Do I have any options I can take?JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: It happened in Canton, MI. I was coming home from a pre-season football game. At approx. 2:00 am, a young man stumbled into the left turn lane, he was under the influence of drugs and alcaholJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I went through the court system. I had been drinking as well, so I was found guilty. Due to the circumstances of the case. The judge who handled the bench trial, sentenced me to 5 years probation and 1 year on a tether. My lawyer checked into the expunging and found that Michigan law would not remove the conviction from my record. It's been 26 years and I am still being punished. I did not go to prison and based on my probation officers recommendation I was removed from probation and the tether ahead of time by the judge.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I live with this tragedy everyday of my life. I have not been in any trouble with the law all this time. I can't express how deeply I know that what happened affected a lot of people and am so sorry for all this. I paid my debt to society and would like to move on and be productive and feel good regarding my remorse. It just won't go away, I am a good man, understanding that bad things happen to good people, I just want to feel normal.

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If john drives while he is drunk, runs a red light and kills

if john drives while he is drunk, runs a red light and kills mary.what is john guilty of ? does running the red light increase hisclassification of the crime ? or does it only prove that he is guiltyof negligence ?

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What is the punishment for Driving under the influence especially

What is the punishment for Driving under the influence especially if you kill another person while driving DUI? I read about someone who got a 1 year jail term. Seemed a bit light considering the loss caused. Hence just wondering.

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Gerald, Esq

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Looking for custody advice in the state of maine .i have two

Looking for custody advice in the state of maine .i have two children whose mother was recently released from incarceration for vehicular manslaughter.in the current agreement, I have sole decision maki rights. Just wondering what my options are moving forward if she decides to go after joint custody

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Dimitry K., Esq.

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I live in the State of Delaware. What is the worst scenerio

I live in the State of Delaware. What is the worst scenerio and legal issues I will have to face if I let a business associate drive my car without a license or suspended license?

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ScottyMacEsq

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If the registered owner of a vehicle sells that vehicle to

If the registered owner of a vehicle sells that vehicle to another person without a legally recognized transfer of title, does the original owner retain liability for damage or death caused by that vehicle in an accident or its use in the commission of a crime?

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Local police dept failed to order blood test in accident situation

Local police dept failed to order blood test in accident situation wherein drunk driver struck and killed my 90 year-old Mother. The DA could not prosecute for vehicular manslaughter due to lack of evidence (cause by police dept). My Mother died 16 days after the accident. The driver pled guilty to DWI (felony offense since prior within 8 years). Sentence was only 8 weekends in county jail and 5 years probation. The investigating officer in the case is the son of the chief of police. IF the police had contacted the DA's office for the blood test, the results would have been different and the driver would have received a more justifiable sentence. My attorney advised me to file a complaint against the police dept. and send a copy to the local newspaper. This is New York State, Monroe County. I am appalled at how the case was NOT handled properly. I am not a litigious person - just want the public to know why and what happened - and to be sure it doesn't happen to someone in the future.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have another. If a couple has been married for lets says

I have another. If a couple has been married for lets says 10 years, the wife is incarceratd and the husband has been forced to soley care for the two children for 2 or 3 years. He has file for divorce 9/2/2010. He is in the process of the divorce, the wifes name is XXXXX XXXXX house with the wife's mother having power of attorney over her daughter. The plaintiff (husband) is still living in the house and is having a hard time paying the mortgage.1. Can the wife and or mother in law have him thrown out of the house even though he's taking care of the kids.2. Will he have the upper hand at getting custody since she's in jail for vehicular manslaughter?3. Will he be entitiled to half of the value of the house.4. Is the grandmother capable of getting custody for any reason while the daughter is still in jail?May I just say when the mother went to jail she told her 7 & 8 years old that she was going away to school, the children have visited her & are not stupid! The can I'm sure clearly see she is in jail! The father doesn't have the heart (guts) to correct her lie to them.What are the fathers advantages of getting custody & walking away from this divorce with a feeling of getting what he deserves after going through all of this, due to her druckeness & killing someone under the influence (she will only do 2/3 years for this I might add)! Will the wife end up with sole custody? All he is seeking is residently custody. Please make note of the many questions here & I'm hoping you can answer all of them pertaining to the New York laws. Thanks much

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