incompetentia wrote:Getting close here to finishing up.
Slight splitter, but LSP considers me a "strong consider" at HY and "admit" everywhere else...
H: First-pile reject.
CLS: Hold. Expecting ding soon.
NYU: No money.
GULC: No money.
Not disastrous, but not good.
I remember you from the Oct LSAT thread man, and I'm sorry to hear about your cycle. FWIW, I think you deserved a pass on your GPA and certainly got shortchanged (no pun intended) by some schools. NYU is still awesome, though, and if you REALLY want HYS, there's still the possibility of transferring (shitty consolation, I know). Good luck to you.
Derekj032 wrote:It's a pretty well known fact that a judge can reduce sentencing and dismiss cases at their discretion.
From the michigan.gov website ". . . If the Judge decides that there is not probable cause that the defendant committed the charged crime(s), the judge can bind the case over on different charges, can reduce the charges to misdemeanors for trial in District Court, or can dismiss charges. A defendant can give up his right to a Preliminary Examination. Most felonies arrive in Circuit Court after such a "waiver".
Neither reducing sentencing nor dismissing cases is directly equivalent to choosing which charges are brought by the prosecution. For fuck's sake, sentencing doesn't even come till after
The passage you cited is discussing what a judge can do when there is no probable basis for finding the defendant guilty of a specific crime
; it says nothing about a judge's ability to reduce a charge which has probable basis. Presumably, it's not discussed because the judge does not have that power (and for good reason). Thus, prosecutors can decide to press charges for a crime that, although technically committed, was minimally damaging and which carries penalties harsher than a given defendant deserves, and the judge cannot order those charges reduced because the crime in question does have probable basis.
Lastly, the passage you cited discusses the laws of one state. There are fifty states, which often have disparate rules and laws--nothing says that all state courts have or should have the authority described in your passage.
Next time, before you intimate somebody is a liar, get your facts straight. Not everybody is going to be so nice about correcting your shit and sending you on your way--IRL, big accusations can get you sued for defamation/slander.