I have a legal/criminal question

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Aerianne, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I don't understand "counts".

    For example, someone is facing these charges in the death of his pregnant girlfriend:

    http://www.henryherald.com/news/2013/jul/25/trial-judge-wont-recuse-himself-murder-case/

    What are these "counts"? Two counts of feticide when there was one fetus...I don't understand this stuff.
     
  2. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Who was one fetus?
     
  3. deleted

    deleted Visitor

    count one: the parent.
    count two: the child/fetus.
     
  4. Mike Suicide

    Mike Suicide Sweet and Tender Hooligan

    maybe she was pregnant with twins
     
  5. Heat

    Heat Smile, it's contagious! :) Lifetime Supporter

    **Ding Ding** Correct! :)
     
  6. yup the counts are meaning hes being charged with it that many times, I believe
     
  7. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Oh..okay...so those charges are two-fers because their were two lives occupying that one body? I think I get that.

    How does he get 3 charges of driving under the influence?
     
  8. Heat

    Heat Smile, it's contagious! :) Lifetime Supporter

    Each one of these infractions can bring a separate charge. So they were charged with three of these individually.

    Driving while Impaired by Drugs or Alcohol
    Driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration over the legal limit
    Refusing to Provide a Breath or Blood Sample to Police upon Request
    Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm or Death
     
  9. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    "Their" was a typo. It should have read "when there was one fetus".
     
  10. deleted

    deleted Visitor

    Its a formality add more charges or counts, indictments , because many of them will be dismissed.

    however. Not charging enough is how a case falls apart for the prosecution .. This way they can get something to stick hard.
     
  11. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Wow. Thanks. I never knew that.
     
  12. Heat

    Heat Smile, it's contagious! :) Lifetime Supporter

    Agree with this. They often dismiss or bargain down the lesser charges so that they have a better chance at convicting on the more serious charges.
     
  13. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I see...Thanks, y'all.
     
  14. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Visitor

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJxKvwMIVtA"]Sesame Street: The Count Counts Once More With Feelings - YouTube
     
  15. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    I was three.
     
  16. LetLovinTakeHold

    LetLovinTakeHold Cuz it will if you let it

    Are you saying that the parent is also a fetus??
     
  17. TheGhost

    TheGhost Auuhhhhmm ...


    I've read this thread a couple of times now but I can't make sense of two counts of feticide .... that is unless there were two fetuses?
     
  18. deleted

    deleted Visitor

    § 40-6-393.1. Feticide by vehicle; penalties


    (a) For the purposes of this Code section, the term "unborn child" means a member of the species homo sapiens at any stage of development who is carried in the womb.

    (b) (1) A person commits the offense of feticide by vehicle in the first degree if he or she causes the death of an unborn child by any injury to the mother of such child which would be homicide by vehicle in the first degree as provided in subsection (a), (b), or (d) of Code Section 40-6-393 if it resulted in the death of such mother.

    (2) A person convicted of the offense of feticide by vehicle in the first degree shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than three years nor more than 15 years.

    (c) (1) A person commits the offense of feticide by vehicle in the second degree if he or she causes the death of an unborn child by any injury to the mother of such child by violating any provision of this title other than Code Section 40-6-390 or 40-6-391, which would be homicide by vehicle in the second degree as provided in subsection (c) of Code Section 40-6-393 if it resulted in the death of such mother.

    (2) A person convicted of the offense of feticide by vehicle in the second degree shall be punished as provided in Code Section 17-10-3.
     
  19. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    There was only one unborn child.

    Now, I'm confused all over again.

    The guy has two counts of feticide in the first degree.
     
  20. TheGhost

    TheGhost Auuhhhhmm ...


    So you're saying he's being charged with one count of second degree PLUS on count of first degree?
     

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