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Woods Walker had promised to let everyone know what happened with the court case on the second defendant involved in last year's assault and disarming of the Game Commission deputy. He sent me the information to post.

The second defendant had his day in court and was sentenced yesterday.

He was sentenced to 1-23 months in prison, $7,000 restitution and court costs. He reports to prison on Jan 25. He had 3 defense attorneys in court with him, that had to cost him a bundle. Still not nearly enough but at least it is something.

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How does the $7,000 restitution come into play in PA? Does he remain in prison until all is paid or is he released within that 23 month time period without payment in hopes that it will be paid.

Is woodswalker not on the forum any longer?
 
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How does the $7,000 restitution come into play in PA? Does he remain in prison until all is paid or is he released within that 23 month time period without payment in hopes that it will be paid.
I have a feeling it often goes uncollected. He will be released if he doesn't pay it off, and any future wages attached. Probably to the tune of $20.00 a week for the rest of his life. That assumes he works, which can be stretching it with these types.

OJ still owes the Goldman family $70 million in restitution. Of course that's a civil case, and may be treated different, IDK.
 

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How does the $7,000 restitution come into play in PA? Does he remain in prison until all is paid or is he released within that 23 month time period without payment in hopes that it will be paid.

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I just read an article, but can't recall the source, about a program Mississippi has where people that owe restitution and court costs are held in a "debtors prison" (article's term for it) until they pay off what they owe. It seems to be basically set up like a work release program.
 

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spoke for me..Thank You !!


as far as the 1-23 months way to lenient, he could do one month, all depends on the probation department and the courts plus his behavior in jail. the restitution will be added to the probation case. if he fails to make payments he can be picked up and dropped in jail until someone makes a payment to bring him current.


i think the courts look at Game wardens like they do correctional officers...second or third tier law enforcement. everytime an inmate assaulted one of us, he would get charged and almost every single time the penalty would be added as concurrent to the inmates original time. meaning he served the sentences together, didnt extend the time one bit.


that needs changed fast. county correctional officers take risks like everyone else. county correctional officers get killed on duty in Pennsylvania and very little is ever said about it.


game wardens approach people in the field that are armed...those risks are huge. the courts need to start taking these jobs seriously not secondary.
 

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Yep, what bohunr said, in other words a slap in the faces to all second or third tier officers! Any time in jail "prior" to his sentence counts towards his 1 to 23 months. Take about 85% off total time sentence. This turd could be out in 3 1/2 months or less
 

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How does the $7,000 restitution come into play in PA? Does he remain in prison until all is paid or is he released within that 23 month time period without payment in hopes that it will be paid.

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The restitution will not keep him in jail. Once he is released he will most likely be expected to make payments monthly. Could have his parole violated if he doesn't pay, but it's unlikely he would be sent back to jail for failure to pay. Usually it's pretty hard for people to pay while they're locked up. If he doesn't pay, they will most likely send his restitution to a collection agency which will attempt to collect the debt and it will count against his credit score. Unfortunately, most criminals don't really care too much about their credit score and they don't really have extra money laying around(at least that they're willing to part with).
 
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