What do you think?

I’m not sure if you’ve heard this if you don’t live here or if you don’t know who Joe Senser is. I don’t know if it’s on the national news or not but read the Good Question from Tuesday night and tell us what you think.

Do Prominent people get perks in court?

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9 Responses to What do you think?

  1. Jenny says:

    Now there’s talk that Amy wasn’t driving. They’re now thinking it could be one of the daughters who was the driver.

  2. Vicki says:

    I heard the same, it was the daughter who was driving and she claimed she left the accident scene cause she was scared. It would be my good “guess” alcohol was involved and thats why she left and thats why it took them till the following day to report it. Im sure leaving the scene is a less of a sentence then if she would’ve been caught under the influence, vehicular manslaughter. either way i think she’s in a lot of trouble.
    I hope she’s treated the same way we would be treated under the same circumstances and not get off lighter cause of who she is and how much money they have.

  3. Sue says:

    I hadn’t heard that about the daughter, but if that’s the case and she knew what she’d done, sounds like she should be sitting somewhere! Whether it’s true or not, it sure seems like celebrities and high profile people get special treatment and that doesn’t help the judicial system. Perception is everything to a lot of people so you can talk til you’re blue in the face about the law, but if it looks like something else, people will jump on the bandwagon.

  4. SKL says:

    I agree that this is a good question. There are lots of criminal bums walking the street, so I definitely don’t buy the theory that celebs always get out of jail while “Joe six-pack” walks free. I think it depends more on the individual cops, prosecutor, judges, and jurors. Some probably do allow bias to affect their judgment – unintentionally, I hope.

    The other thing to remember is that sometimes, pure accidents do happen. Remember the lady whose little boy got killed by a drunk hit-and-run driver while running across the street? The driver got something like 6 months, and then they convicted the mother (who was also hit) of felony child endangerment because she crossed outside of a crosswalk! Of course I don’t agree with that result, but it’s a reminder that sometimes, the person who gets hit by a car was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the law recognizes this. I don’t know if that was the case here or not.

  5. Laura says:

    I think it’s more perception than actual fact that some are ‘favored’. Look at Casey Anthony. By all reports, she was broke. But she still got off cheap. And I think there have been a few celebs, although I can’t name any right now, maybe Phil Specter? who have had to serve time.

    I do agree, though that by and large, the celebs can afford that representation that’s more likely to get them off. Think OJ… he could afford the best lawyer team, the best jury consultant, etc., and the prosecution was, essentially, broke, thanks to California’s ridiculous budget nonsense. And he got off, even though everyone knew that he was absolutely guilty.

    In this particular case, it seems more like everything so far is circumstantial – nobody saw what happened, nobody knows for sure who was driving the car, etc. So I suspect, unless they come up with some solid proof, there isn’t going to be a big conviction in this one.

  6. Nikki says:

    I think it all depends on the judge and jury to be honest. I do think some high profile clients have gotten away with murder, literally. I think some people have a price, and some can’t be bought.

    I sure hope whoever really was behind the wheel, gets what is deserved! And if the daughter was really driving, I still think the mother should be held responsible for something.

  7. Whatever the case, whatever the facts, money is power, money is control, money corrupts and money can buy you justice. Maybe not 100% of the time, but the odds are definitely in your favor when you have tons of cash to back you up. Add in a well known face, lots of friends in high places, they’re darn near bullet proof.

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