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Somewhat legality questions

Postby Deb E » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:13 pm

If a young college professor got drunk one night, broke into a liquor store for more and was caught, first of all, what kind of sentence do you think he'd received? Second, now that he is sober, would any college hire him again? Would he be finished as a professor?
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Re: Somewhat legality questions

Postby mammamaia » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:56 am

If a young college professor got drunk one night, broke into a liquor store for more and was caught, first of all, what kind of sentence do you think he'd received?

depends on where this is and if he has a record... sentences, vary from state to state...

if it's a small town where he's known and respected and he had never been in trouble before, he could be let off with slap on the wrist and bill for damages, or pull a few days in jail...

if a big city and he has priors for D&D or whatever, he could get maybe a year or more for B&E and petty theft...

Second, now that he is sober, would any college hire him again? Would he be finished as a professor
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if he's convicted and serves time, probably not... if he's let off lightly, just fact that he has an arrest record could keep him from being hired... but if a small college needs someone of his professional caliber and can get him 'cheap' they might take him on... or, if the hiring school is in another state and doesn't do a thorough background check, he might slip in anyway...
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Re: Somewhat legality questions

Postby James A. Ritchie » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:40 am

There's no way of knowing the exact sentence. If it's a first offense, it could be plea bargained down to a misdemeanor. If it stays a felony, there might be a mandatory sentence, depending on the state he's in. And if he's known and respected, the owner of the store might not press charges, as long as restitution is made. But, no, he probably would not be finished as a professor, tough the university he's at when this occurs might well fire him. Or might simply insist that he go to a clinic for rehabilitation. People have come through much, much worse than this, and have gone on to become great professors, politicians, and you name it.

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Re: Somewhat legality questions

Postby Deb E » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:31 pm

Thanks guys. :)
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