HazMat after Felony Sex Offence

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  1. MTsleddog

    MTsleddog Bobtail Member

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    Almost 3 years ago I got drunk and slept with a girl. Now she’s saying it was rape (we were both black out drunk) and there’s no way I can win in court because I was stupid enough to send an “I’m sorry for last night” text when I found out she had a boyfriend and I felt like it was the right thing to do at the time. My attorney says the best plea deal she can get is Felony rape with no jail time. The judge has already labeled me unlikely to reoffend. What are my chances of winning an appeal to keep my HazMat?
     
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  3. Cobrakaiguy

    Cobrakaiguy Light Load Member

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    More info is needed, when we’re the charges filed, when do you expect to plead guilty, did they not offer a lower plea to gross sexual misconduct, (depending on the state you are in). seems odd she would keep that text message all this time.

    Are you currently a company driver, if so the rape charge will most likely get you canned, you would have to wait at least 7 years to reapply for your HAZMAT, after jail or probation ended. I would just worry about being able to get a job, as that WILL come up on all background checks.
     
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  4. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Medium Load Member

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    Ouch and this right here is why i dont drink in public and why i tend to avoid snoo snoo in general....way way WAY to bloody easy to get your life ruined by a vindicitive regretful woman..... That said it will depend on the court, the judge, when it happened, how it gets entered and the area.

    Frankly the odds are dismal for a good outcome. Most likely even finding a job better then sewage pipe cleaner is going to be hard. Especially as there are people who will go around and find companys that hire sex offenders and do everything they can to drag the companys name through the mud over it. Most companys wont even take the risk nowadays and will flat out refuse to hire you.
     
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  5. MTsleddog

    MTsleddog Bobtail Member

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    Cobrakaiguy - From what I know she did a rape kit a few days after it happened, but it wasn't run until a couple months ago. I was informed and hired an attorney 2 months ago and had my charges read last month. My attorney has been working with prosecution since, but they won't budge on either a felony or court. I guess she got a new phone and still had the old one with this message on it, so when they finally ran her kit she was able to turn it in.

    I've already told my boss what is going on and he wants to keep me on so long at I can keep my hazmat (I deliver propane). I'm just hoping there's a chance of getting an appeal or doing something in the plea negotiation to keep my endorsement
     
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  6. MTsleddog

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    Arctic_fox - the area this took place is a big factor, I don't see them reducing the charge. The local college made national headlines a few years back for mishandled rape complaints about several star football players. Now the courts seem to be throwing the book at anything remotely in that realm.
     
  7. Roadgeek395

    Roadgeek395 Light Load Member

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    Felony rape charges seem pretty extreme for a plea deal. Is your lawyer advising you not to go to court?
    You said she did a rape kit a few days later? Although I don't know much about this kind of stuff I thought a rape kit was to be used almost immediately after. You might wanna look into that.
    Those kind of charges will follow you the rest of your life. I would do everything to beat or reduce the charge. If you don't im sure you'll have to register as a sex offender.
     
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  8. MTsleddog

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    Roadgeek395 - she thinks I would have a 50/50 shot in court at best (it's all he said/she said) and the bare minimum if I lose is 12 years no parole, up to 40 years and $10k. I guess the prosecution is refusing to even talk if felony is taken off the table.
    She did the kit at the very end of the effective window and they found trace amounts of DNA that was too small to test. So all that means is my lawyer is barred from saying "no physical evidence" in front of a jury.
    The #### part is I've been dating a great girl since not long after this happened, and she is fully backing me (somehow)! So I'm really trying to avoid jail so I don't lose her.
     
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  9. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Heavy Load Member

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    I know this is hard a friend of mine was in a similar situation not the drunken part but a girl crying rape because she had a boyfriend, boyfriend saw him leaving the apartment. He fought & he won problem is nothing happened to the lying woman.
    I don't know how many rape cases your attorney has handled you might want to find out. I preach to my sons constantly about these situations. This conviction will follow all the way. It will definitely make you lose a lot. I have never been in your situation but I know some who are stuck with the label for life.
     
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  10. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Never communicate in writing with an American female. They're always looking for ways to turn it into a horrible mistake.
     
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  11. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Also, be very careful when and to whom you apologize. Many American women see apology as request for sex.
     
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