Roby's Next Court Date

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July 23, 2013 at 3:42p

Next scheduled court date is August 26, 2013 at 2:15.  Sam Shapiro will enter his appearance for Roby. There is little, to nothing else in the record at this time.  There could always be a possibility that this county has a pre-trial diversion program - which allows for a dismissal of all charges for first time offenders if they complete the program.  The only problem with this scenario, is that they would have to plead guilty first.  Many counties in Indiana have such programs, and I'm fairly certain Monroe is one of them.  One cannot plead no contest to a misdemeanor, however.

If the State were to reduce the charge to a simple battery (that is, without the allegation of injury, which, in this case is simply pain) it would still be a B Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in jail.  Many times in our jurisdiction, we allow defendants to plead to Disorderly Conduct, which is also a B misdemeanor - this would be for either fighting or tumultuous conduct; or for making unreasonable noise after being told to stop.  In most cases, unless you find yourself in a very small county with jail space, these type of charges are met with suspended sentences and fines and costs.

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