Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


Taylor's 2005 Season Likely Unaffected by Charges

Redskins Locker Room


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-08-2005, 11:33 PM   #46
I like big (_|_)s.
 
TheMalcolmConnection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Age: 33
Posts: 17,593
Re: Taylor's 2005 Season Likely Unaffected by Charges

I agree with Ramseyfan. It takes a big man to actually admit that kind of thing.
__________________
Regret nothing. At one time it was exactly what you wanted.
TheMalcolmConnection is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 06-09-2005, 12:57 AM   #47
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,875
Re: Taylor's 2005 Season Likely Unaffected by Charges

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramseyfan
That was very big of you jamf, your stock just zoomed up the charts in my mind. Instead of getting defensive, you thought about your remarks and clarified things for us. Thanks for clearing that up.
Yeah I definitely agree, way to go jamf
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2005, 12:05 PM   #48
Special Teams
 
jacobyfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Nashville, TN
Age: 35
Posts: 172
Re: Taylor's 2005 Season Likely Unaffected by Charges

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramseyfan
That was very big of you jamf, your stock just zoomed up the charts in my mind. Instead of getting defensive, you thought about your remarks and clarified things for us. Thanks for clearing that up.
I concur.
jacobyfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2005, 12:08 PM   #49
The Starter
 
PSUSkinsFan21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 38
Posts: 1,340
Re: Taylor's 2005 Season Likely Unaffected by Charges

Quote:
Originally Posted by e16bball
The sequence of events, while not irrelevant, is really insignificant in the result of this trial. I have some experience in this sort of thing, and I have spoken to some people who have significantly more. My personal opinion, one which was strongly echoed by these more expert persons, is that Taylor will receive some combination of or all of the following: community service, probation, and fine. The key fact is that, while we all "know" Taylor to be kind of an idiot and perhaps a "thug," he has no criminal record. Due to this clean record, he will receive probation; that is, after all, the point of probation. The law makes provisions for the fact that a person can make a stupid decision that is out of character and doesn't warrant punishment that will affect the rest of their life. Of course, if they commit another crime, and thereby demonstrate a criminal tendency, the first comes back on them as well. The State Atty in this case will agree to a plea bargain that basically eliminates the 10-20-Life rule, which only applies to certain felony convictions. Aggravated assault is one of these, but simple assault is not, so I expect Taylor to cop to the simple assault and possibly the simple battery in order to take jail time out of the picture. The state will agree to this because A) their case is flimsy and B) Taylor will have a top-of-the-line lawyer on hand. The state does not want to risk a straight acquittal, so they will go along with a decent plea.
I think you are confusing the issues here. First of all, I'm not sure what "experts" you have spoken to, but I can assure you that IF he is found guilty of aggravated assualt with a gun, he MUST serve AT LEAST 3 years in jail. This is a mandatory minimum........it's mandatory. I don't know how else to put it. His prior record (or lack thereof) will not allow him to escape the mandatory minimum. The judge simply cannot stray below what is required by statute in sentencing. So regardless of his prior record, probation is not an option IF he is convicted of aggravated assault.

Now whether there is a plea bargain is going to depend, first and foremost, on the strength of the DA's case. And the strenth of the DA's case rests almost entirely on the sequence of events and the credibility of the witnesses. If Taylor pulled his gun before being shot at or threatened in kind, the DA's case is strong and ST could be in some trouble. If the witnesses have been in and out of jail in the past and would make for horrible witnesses, or if ST only pulled his gun after being shot at, THEN the DA may be willing to plea bargain. If the DA has a strong case against a big-name NFL player though, don't expect him to want to be accommodating right off the bat with ST.

I just think it's contradictory to say in one sentence "The sequence of events, while not irrelevant, is really insignificant in the result of this trial." and then say later that "The state will agree to this because A) their case is flimsy..." The strength of any case depends first and formost on the facts of the case (with availability of credible witnesses a close second). Trust me, I'm speaking from experience here.
__________________
"Hail to the Redskins!" and "Fight on State!"
PSUSkinsFan21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.19416 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25