REPUTED WHITE SUPREMACIST ALLOWED TO WITHDRAW PLEAS.Byline: Karen Maeshiro Staff Writer
A reputed white supremacist white supremacist
One who believes that white people are racially superior to others and should therefore dominate society.
white supremacy n.
Noun 1. who was sentenced to more than 50 years in prison after admitting he tried to kill an African-American man and shot at deputies will be allowed to withdraw his no-contest pleas.
Brian Tobias, 29, will remain imprisoned im·pris·on
tr.v. im·pris·oned, im·pris·on·ing, im·pris·ons
To put in or as if in prison; confine.
[Middle English emprisonen, from Old French emprisoner : en- on a 34-year sentence for his conviction of 10 other offenses but he can withdraw his pleas to the most serious offenses because a prosecutor incorrectly stated that his pleas would not interfere with his right to appeal, an appellate court A court having jurisdiction to review decisions of a trial-level or other lower court.
An unsuccessful party in a lawsuit must file an appeal with an appellate court in order to have the decision reviewed. ruled.
"When you plead guilty and enter into a plea bargain plea bargain n. in criminal procedure, a negotiation between the defendant and his attorney on one side and the prosecutor on the other, in which the defendant agrees to plead "guilty" or "no contest" to some crimes, in return for reduction of the severity of the , you cannot raise on appeal most of the issues you could have raised if you had pleaded not guilty and been convicted by a jury," said Tobias' appellate attorney, Jonathan Milberg.
"If the prosecutor or judge tells you during a plea bargain negotiation that as part of the plea you can appeal, then what you have, they refer to it in case law as illusory promise A statement that appears to assure a performance and form a contract but, when scrutinized, leaves to the speaker the choice of performance or non-performance, which means that the speaker does not legally bind himself or herself to act. . He thinks he can plead and take advantage of a plea bargain, which involves a reduction of time, and still raise all issues on appeal. Since he was misled or may have been misled, the Court of Appeal is giving him this option."
The three-judge appellate court panel also reversed the false imprisonment false imprisonment, complete restraint upon a person's liberty of movement without legal justification. Actual physical contact is not necessary; a show of authority or a threat of force is sufficient. The person falsely imprisoned may sue the offender for damages. conviction involving Tobias' girlfriend, who he held hostage during a car chase the day after the African- American man was wounded. Tobias received eight months for the false imprisonment count.
Tobias was sentenced in July 2004 to 34 years and eight months in prison after being convicted by a jury of kidnapping, false imprisonment, felony evading, six counts of exhibiting a firearm to a peace officer and shooting at an inhabited vehicle in connection with the July 3, 2003, chase.
Jurors deadlocked 11-1 in favor of guilty on two counts of attempted murder In the criminal law, attempted murder is committed when the defendant does an act that is more than merely preparatory to the commission of the crime of murder and, at the time of these acts, the person has a specific intention to kill. on a peace officer.
Still awaiting trial in the drive-by July 2, 2003, shooting of the African-American man in Lancaster, Tobias was brought back to court the next year and pleaded no contest to attempted murder, and to two counts of assault with a firearm on a peace officer for the chase.
For those offenses, Tobias was sentenced to an additional 16 years and eight months in prison.
In the drive-by shooting drive-by shooting Public health A phenomenon in which one or more persons–commonly members of street gangs, open fire à la Al Capone from moving vehicles, often in retaliation for an alleged wrong-doing by a rival gang , Tobias was the driver and his passenger, Michael Kelly This could refer to:
Prosecutors said Tobias set off the chase the next day when a sheriff's deputy tried to pull him over in a stolen 1984 Honda.
Deputies captured Tobias and freed a woman passenger unharmed when the chase ended in the desert in Lake Los Angeles. Authorities said Tobias dragged the woman out of the car by her hair and used her as a human shield human shield Forensic medicine A person used to protect a kidnapper, terrorist, or combatant from gunfire while putting a gun to her head.
Officials with the state Attorney General's Office said they were disappointed with the ruling from the Second District Court of Appeal.
"At this point we are reviewing our options and we will be conferring with the District Attorney as well," spokesman Nathan Barankin said.
The appellate justices said they reversed the false-imprisonment conviction because the offense was included in the kidnapping of which Tobias was also convicted. State prosecutors argued Tobias committed one kidnapping of the woman during the pursuit and a second kidnapping when he pulled her from the Honda, held her at gunpoint, forcibly moved her and used her as a human shield.
"The arbitrary division of the incident into two offenses is not supported by the evidence," the ruling said.