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Old January 21, 2010, 04:43 PM   #25
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
Posts: 8,745
Originally Posted by Atroxus
...That is not enough to impair me and I wouldn't consider myself drunk....
Remember that it doesn't matter whether you would consider yourself impaired. What matters is whether the DA thinks the jury would consider you to be impaired.

Originally Posted by Antipitas
...The prosecutor also claimed that because of the alcohol consumption, his judgment could not be trusted. He was impaired and regardless of anything else, had he been sober, what happened would have turned out different.

The jury hung him out to dry (pun intended). Voluntary Manslaughter - 5 to 15 years....
An excellent example of "it's what the jury thinks that counts."
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