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Friday, December 10, 2004

Waiting Years for Trial

Ga In Gwinnett County, Georgia, some defendants have spent years in jail waiting for trial.  There are decent explanations for some of these cases, but it does seem excessive. [Jack Chin]

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A couple of years ago I was forced to enter a guilty plea in consideration of a 'leaving the scene of an accident charge' in doing so I was only trying to be released from incarceration , knowing that if I chose not too, I would be subjected to another 4-5 months in jail before the court would here my case for trial . This should be considered to be a "well were going to punish you anyway whether your guilty or innocent matter" A man is not considered innocent till proven guilty in this state of missouri we are in fact punished beyond and over the possibillty's of the actual sentence of the alledged crime before prosecution. Im innocent and yet I was forced by the courts through intimidation of further incarceration and the loss of my personal property's to make a plea that I was not factual.

Posted by: John Murray | Feb 9, 2005 12:09:21 PM

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