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Redskins | Taylor will not accept plea dealTue, 4 Apr 2006 11:56:07 -0700

The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor will not accept a plea deal that could help keep him out of prison. The plea deal would require him to admit to a felony, according to his attorney. Richard Sharpstein, one of three lawyers hired by Taylor, said, "When a man is not guilty, that option is not attractive." Taylor's being charged with three aggravated assault charges, each carrying a three-year mandatory sentence.

Wow! :eek:

They must have a very strong case.

 
Redskins | Taylor will not accept plea dealTue, 4 Apr 2006 11:56:07 -0700

The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor will not accept a plea deal that could help keep him out of prison. The plea deal would require him to admit to a felony, according to his attorney. Richard Sharpstein, one of three lawyers hired by Taylor, said, "When a man is not guilty, that option is not attractive." Taylor's being charged with three aggravated assault charges, each carrying a three-year mandatory sentence.

Wow! :eek:

They must have a very strong case.
The plea is not acceptable because he would have jail time. This has been covered in the past. The people the state has as eye witnesses are the thugs who stole his ATV's. Hmm...His lawyers (note the plural, he like 3-4 of them) feel they have a strong case and will get it thrown out. Then again, what else are they supposed to say...

 
His lawyers (note the plural, he like 3-4 of them) feel they have a strong case and will get it thrown out. Then again, what else are they supposed to say...
Ummm - "Take a plea you moron, and avoid the time."?
 
His lawyers (note the plural, he like 3-4 of them) feel they have a strong case and will get it thrown out.  Then again, what else are they supposed to say...
Ummm - "Take a plea you moron, and avoid the time."?
Uhhh. their plea they gave him included jail time. :confused: :thumbdown:
 
I would add that refusal of this plea deal does not eliminate the chance to accept a plea - even the same one - at a later time, if it is (still) being offered by the DA.

The problem with being an outsider to a celebrity case is that it's very difficult to discern by the public statements and posturing what is really going on. The DA is very aware of the publicity and does not want to "lose face" by having to drop even a weak case. The defendant usually has a lot of resources at his disposal and often can appear to have a stronger case than he really has. You just don't know because the rules are different, so to speak.

 
also, IIRC, accepting a plea in a felony case = suspension

 
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His lawyers (note the plural, he like 3-4 of them) feel they have a strong case and will get it thrown out.  Then again, what else are they supposed to say...
Ummm - "Take a plea you moron, and avoid the time."?
Uhhh. their plea they gave him included jail time. :confused: :thumbdown:
"Could keep him out of jail"Reading comprehension down?

 
This says - "could" keep him out of "prison". There are two variables in play here.

1) Could indicates that it is not a certainty that he will be kept out of prison. Could leaves wiggle room.

2) Jail and Prison are two seperate places. A 6 month term would likely be served in "jail", whereas anything over a year would be served in the state prison.

So it's possible that the semantics that have been used can give us some insight into what the plea means. Perhaps the deal he was looking at left open the likelihood of a short jail sentence. Then again, it's possible I'm reading to much into a couple of words.

 
His lawyers (note the plural, he like 3-4 of them) feel they have a strong case and will get it thrown out.  Then again, what else are they supposed to say...
Ummm - "Take a plea you moron, and avoid the time."?
Uhhh. their plea they gave him included jail time. :confused: :thumbdown:
"Could keep him out of jail"Reading comprehension down?
Referred to original plea they gave him, which he rejected. I do find it interesting that now it's "could." Maybe the case is not so iron clad w/ all their witnesses being thugs and shady themselves...BTW - Not reading comprehension, just comprehension itself!

 

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