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    How's it goin?  I'm Ernest. I'm 15 years old and have never been in any trouble before. In fact, I've been on the honor roll all through high school. But now I've really got trouble.  I don't know why I did it, but on a dare from a friend, I borrowed this one neighbor's car. You see, we knew the keys were always in the ignition. Right now, I wish they weren't that day. Anyway, I guess I'm not that great of a driver yet and I accidentally went up over a curb and hit an old lady.  Geez, she's my grandma's age, 72, and I hurt her bad! The police and ambulance showed up and I was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.  And from what I understand, back in 1997 a law got passed in Arizona where this type of case has to be filed in the adult justice system! Before, I might've gotten time in the juvenile jail or put on probation, but now I'll have to serve 7-1/2 years in adult prison!


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    On 04/29/06
    Sol from IN said:
    In a good judicial system you wouldn’t be locked up, but required to work with the lives you affected. You’d see the pain you caused, and be with them throughout the recovery process. The government would protect you from job discrimination so you can pay restitution without being thrown into debt and even more desperate situations (which increase re-offenses). Prison should be for “VIOLENT” offenders, which you apparently are not. Again I feel sorry for everyone involved, and for the lives the Government ruins in the name of justice. -Sol
    On 04/20/06
    Aj from Othr said:
    Dude if someone dares you don't do it man. It's not worth it. Dude what were you thinking? Just because someone dares you to do osmething doesn't mean you have listen. The reason why you did it is cuz you probably got scared that your friends would call you chicken? Well its better to be called chicken or get teased for not going a dare then doing it hurting someone and heading up 7 half years in jail. Get luck to you man. Jail isn't a picnic
    On 04/05/06
    Annie from GA said:
    Hey, I can understand where you coming from, but as long as you know that what you did was wrong and take responsibility for waht you did, you will be alright.
    On 03/18/06
    KROFT from CO said:
    EARNEST, WHAT BUGS ME ABOUT YOU IT IS ALL ABOUT POOR EARNEST 7YEARS MAN. THAT IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE THREE WHOLE LIVES YOU RUINED, THE OLD LADY VICTIM, MOM, DAD, THEY WILL NEVER RECOVER FROM THE LAWSUIT, AND JUST THINK THOSE THREE PEOPLE WILL PAY FOR YOUR STUPID MOVE FOR THE REST OF THIER LIVES YOU WILL BE OUT WHEN YOU 21 OR 22.
    On 03/18/06
    LANCE from AL said:
    ERNEST WHAT A SHAME!  A DARE? HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF WHAT YOUR BEING STUPID COST OR WILL COST YOUR PARENTS? AND HERE YOU ARE GOING TO PRISON FOR 7.5 YEARS, YOUR LUCKY, WHAT IF YOU WOULD HAVE KILLED THAT WOMAN? YOU WOULD BE PACKING IT FOR 25 YEARS TO "ADULT" PRISON. AS IT IS YOUR PARENTS WILL PROBABLY GET SUED BY THE WOMAN YOU HIT FOR MEDICAL BILLS, REHABILITATION. SHE IS THE ONE THAT YOU SHOULD. SHE WILL NEVER RECOVER FROM THOSE INJURIES, YOU JUST DON'T AT THAT AGE, JUST ALOT OF PAIN. YOUR PARENTS WILL LOSE EVERYTHING THEY HAVE, 7.5 YEARS, YOU MADE OUT
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