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Is Mischa's Plea Bargain Letting Her Off Too Easy?

Is Mischa's Plea Bargain Letting Her Off Too Easy?

Mischa Barton is set to accept a plea deal in her DUI case this week, meaning she will serve no jail time and instead stick to a fine and three years of unsupervised probation. The marijuana possession charges will also be dropped and the issue of her driving without a license will be "reduced to an infraction." She's been laying low since her December arrest, but after the string of starlet DUIs last year it does seem like she's getting an easy deal. What do you think — is Mischa Barton getting off too easy?

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azimmer_09 azimmer_09 7 years
leave mischa alone, once again!!! I think this puishment is enough, if she gets jail time, i will be PISS!!! cause she nothing like other LA hoes bags... she is a really sweet girl!!! yall just don't know!!! god bless mischa, and good luck tomorrow HUH!!! I behind u 110% no mattter what happens!
ritacheese ritacheese 7 years
Yes celebs get special treatment, but jail time is seldom ever given for first time. Here in WI, after the first it's automatic jail time... but celebs would be in and out in an hour.
milosmommy milosmommy 7 years
While I don't think she got special treatment, that's a standard sentence for first timers. I'm sorry but I have no sympathy for people who drive drunk. She knew what she was doing as do all people who get behind the wheel after drinking. There's no excuse for it at all. For god sakes call a cab, call a friend, get a ride from someone. It's really not that hard of a thing to do and with the huge number of people that are hurt by drunk drivers everyday I think the sentence should be stiffer even for first timers. It's not like you don't know.
JessieSP JessieSP 7 years
And NO MORE DRUG'S Mischa!!!!
JessieSP JessieSP 7 years
And NO MORE DRUG'S Mischa!!!!
JessieSP JessieSP 7 years
I think I understand what you’re saying Pinknc. If you commit murder then it could be the death penalty if you don’t plea down or if you can’t plead down. But there are different situations depending on how bad the murder/case is, so you could like get manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter the first time around without beginning the trial with the death penalty on the table. Sounds a little simple :) I completely understand you.But I don't understand Mischa. I think Mischa Barton should have known better than to drive while drunk. I like to drink but I do make sure that I have someone to drive me around that’s not going to drink or drink as much as me for the night. I mean it’s not like she couldn’t afford a driver for the night or call a taxi. Celebrities take taxi cabs all the time so there is no excuse for her behavior. Hopefully she won’t do it again.
JessieSP JessieSP 7 years
I think I understand what you’re saying Pinknc. If you commit murder then it could be the death penalty if you don’t plea down or if you can’t plead down. But there are different situations depending on how bad the murder/case is, so you could like get manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter the first time around without beginning the trial with the death penalty on the table. Sounds a little simple :) I completely understand you. But I don't understand Mischa. I think Mischa Barton should have known better than to drive while drunk. I like to drink but I do make sure that I have someone to drive me around that’s not going to drink or drink as much as me for the night. I mean it’s not like she couldn’t afford a driver for the night or call a taxi. Celebrities take taxi cabs all the time so there is no excuse for her behavior. Hopefully she won’t do it again.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
Oh, and I forgot one more thing *pixigirl*. There are different degrees of murder as well. They do look at if a weapon was involved and what it was. Just like they look at multiple killings differently when they are dealing with one killer and multiple victims. Such as, there is a difference between a serial killer, mass murder, spree killers and so on. Anyway, I’ll read up on Eve’s case tomorrow before I speak anymore on it. Now I’m off to bed. I came back home for a short, short while, so we both know what time it is now in NC *pixigirl*. Sweet dreams to ya :)
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
Oh, and I forgot one more thing *pixigirl*. There are different degrees of murder as well. They do look at if a weapon was involved and what it was. Just like they look at multiple killings differently when they are dealing with one killer and multiple victims. Such as, there is a difference between a serial killer, mass murder, spree killers and so on. Anyway, I’ll read up on Eve’s case tomorrow before I speak anymore on it. Now I’m off to bed. I came back home for a short, short while, so we both know what time it is now in NC *pixigirl*. Sweet dreams to ya :)
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
Boy did I spell that wrong. I meant that... “Sometimes the victim’s parent’s stand before the judge just before sentencing and ask for the defendant NOT to be put to death because of their religious BELIEFS. And sometimes the courts will all that request".
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
Boy did I spell that wrong. I meant that... “Sometimes the victim’s parent’s stand before the judge just before sentencing and ask for the defendant NOT to be put to death because of their religious BELIEFS. And sometimes the courts will all that request".
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I don't know the particulars of that case. But as I stated before there are different things that you can be charged for instead of just flat out murder. Especially when people want to plead the case down when there are exceptional reasons. There is manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter among other things. Sometimes the victims family doesn't believe in the death penalty...therefore they tell the prosecution to convict but to not go for the death penalty if the court will allow it. Sometimes the victims parents stand before the judge just before sentencing and ask for them NOT to be put to death because of their believe. And sometimes they courts will all that request.But it's still murder in many people's opinion. I mean a life has been taken. But pleading down just saves you from lethal injection in the years to come after all the appeals. And when it comes to a person’s mental stability, then the courts may also give them a very long sentence without parole in prison or a mental facility. In my opinion they all should get the DP, and they should not be allowed YEARS for appeals. But then of course that would not be constitutional. I’ll try to read up on her case tomorrow. If I’m correct she’s the student that was recently murdered. And by who, why, and how Eve was murdered; I don’t know at this time.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I don't know the particulars of that case. But as I stated before there are different things that you can be charged for instead of just flat out murder. Especially when people want to plead the case down when there are exceptional reasons. There is manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter among other things. Sometimes the victims family doesn't believe in the death penalty...therefore they tell the prosecution to convict but to not go for the death penalty if the court will allow it. Sometimes the victims parents stand before the judge just before sentencing and ask for them NOT to be put to death because of their believe. And sometimes they courts will all that request. But it's still murder in many people's opinion. I mean a life has been taken. But pleading down just saves you from lethal injection in the years to come after all the appeals. And when it comes to a person’s mental stability, then the courts may also give them a very long sentence without parole in prison or a mental facility. In my opinion they all should get the DP, and they should not be allowed YEARS for appeals. But then of course that would not be constitutional. I’ll try to read up on her case tomorrow. If I’m correct she’s the student that was recently murdered. And by who, why, and how Eve was murdered; I don’t know at this time.
pixigirl31 pixigirl31 7 years
pinknc, I wasn't arguing that we don't have the DP, b/c we definitely do. However, there is no automatic DP for all murders. take the eve Carson case for instance. there was an article in the n&o saying they wouldn't get the DP
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
Yes, most first time offenders get off even though the other party that has been injured, or maybe not, doesn't want them too. It happens because every state is different just like every case is. But I do hope for the same thing in the end that *pink_magnetism* stated...."I just hope she has learned her lesson and won't do it again"...for the safety of the public first, before her. I have NO pity for her or any of them.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 7 years
Personally I just hope she's learnt her lesson & won't do it again.
mme_groove mme_groove 7 years
quite the puritan, aren't you pink?let's allocate more taxes to a completely productive cause
mme_groove mme_groove 7 years
quite the puritan, aren't you pink? let's allocate more taxes to a completely productive cause
em113 em113 7 years
no one gets jail time for their first DUI so get off your high horses and learn the facts before you vote she's getting special treatment...
QueenKT QueenKT 7 years
Actually, my friend was arrested for drunk driving, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and resisting arrest in FL. She got pretty much the same sentence: no jail time, a fine, and probation. So this is pretty much standard treatment, I have no issues with this one.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I don’t need a simple sociology course to explain statistics. I passed the police academy back in the early 90’s with a 4.0 average, I was tops in my entire unit. And I have a Criminal Justice degree, along with other special training dealing with the law. Again, I have been trained and I specialize in many areas so I know criminals very well...thank you.Now....everyone on this post, regardless of who they know, can say some “educated” facts. One being that this woman just like many others in California can get off easy with plea-bargaining for many different reasons...just like in many other states. People here who are speaking on a hurtful level because someone they know have been affected by drunk drivers, people on drugs, or just careless drivers, are not to be downed. They speak from the heart on their own personal matters.I think what most people are probably irritated over is the fact that most repeat offenders are let go too many times, and some of them place innocent bystanders in danger each time they continue to break the law...and that’s an understandable attitude. Calm down already.Oh and by the way...Google CANNOT teach you everthing you need to know about the law. And sociolgy class can only give statistics up to a degree when it comes to the law. Try leading people in the direction of reading a law book like (for my home state) "North Carolina Crimes: A Guidebook on the Elements of Crime" ....for starters on the elements of crimes, and then they can move up or down from there, depending on what kind of information they are looking for.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I don’t need a simple sociology course to explain statistics. I passed the police academy back in the early 90’s with a 4.0 average, I was tops in my entire unit. And I have a Criminal Justice degree, along with other special training dealing with the law. Again, I have been trained and I specialize in many areas so I know criminals very well...thank you. Now....everyone on this post, regardless of who they know, can say some “educated” facts. One being that this woman just like many others in California can get off easy with plea-bargaining for many different reasons...just like in many other states. People here who are speaking on a hurtful level because someone they know have been affected by drunk drivers, people on drugs, or just careless drivers, are not to be downed. They speak from the heart on their own personal matters. I think what most people are probably irritated over is the fact that most repeat offenders are let go too many times, and some of them place innocent bystanders in danger each time they continue to break the law...and that’s an understandable attitude. Calm down already. Oh and by the way...Google CANNOT teach you everthing you need to know about the law. And sociolgy class can only give statistics up to a degree when it comes to the law. Try leading people in the direction of reading a law book like (for my home state) "North Carolina Crimes: A Guidebook on the Elements of Crime" ....for starters on the elements of crimes, and then they can move up or down from there, depending on what kind of information they are looking for.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 7 years
In that case I think EVERYONE gets off too easy, sorry sweethearts it's not just Mischa!!! Take a look around your city and ask a few police officers about plea bargaining out and they will tell you that just about all cases do this!!! So people, before you make any more "educated" posts about how mischa got off too easy, eighter 1) take a sociology class, they explain this entire statistic in depth 2)talk to a police officer, they will tell you or 3) google it. PLea bargaining out is standard. if you don't like it, talk to your local congressmen about it.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
*le sigh* i feel like a lot of people are getting off too easy..but then again even if she was to serve time it would only be an hour or 2 since that's what everyone else seems to do.
Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
Lilias, most people DON'T get jail time for that. They would get a ticket for reckless driving, MAYBE lose their license and pay a hefty fine. Even making her GO to the jail would have been out of the question around here. Is it proper punishment for something that dangerous? No, it really isn't, but the sad fact is that IS what happens. She got treated HARSHER than any run of the mill joe blow out there.
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