Ex-mayor of San Diego, Bob Filner, plead guilty on Tuesday to one felony charge and two misdemeanor charges. The felony charge he plead guilty to was for false imprisonment and it concerned a fundraiser at which he “restrained a woman against her will.” The misdemeanor charges were for the two batteries he committed on two different women. One involved him kissing a woman without her consent and the other concerned him grabbing a woman’s buttocks.
Ex-mayor of San Diego Faces Three Years of Probation as Part of Guilty Plea:
As part of his guilty plea, Filner will face “three months of home confinement and three years of probation.” He may also need mental health treatment.
According to MSN.com, “his sentencing was set for Dec. 9.”
What Does a Guilty Plea Indicate?
A guilty plea is an agreement that the defendant enters into with the prosecution. By pleading guilty to a charge, the defendant admits that they committed the crime they are charged with but also have the opportunity to receive less than the maximum sentence. Pleading guilty may have serious consequences, however. An experienced criminal law attorney can provide more information about plea deals.
What Is a Felony?
A felony is a serious crime. A felony is generally defined as any crime punishable by more than one year in prison. Defendants convicted of felonies serve their sentences in a state or federal prison. If a defendant charged with a felony cannot afford a lawyer, a court will appoint a lawyer for them. Each state has different punishments for felonies.
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