Helluva nice deal if you could get it….the plea agreements keep pouring out of Tom Pertler’s office.

Its sort of hard to believe that a criminal with such a violent criminal history could even be eligible for a plea bargain, no less one that drops the felony for a guilty plea on a frigging misdemeanor, but nothing really surprises me any longer.  The incompetence and indifference to the rule of law is astounding.

Read the story here:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/3952183-one-man-arrested-one-wanted-after-brutal-assault-cloquet#.WUVYsQM4eK8.link

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Charges: LUSSIER, PATRICK CHARLES Statute Level Date Disposition Level of Sentence
1. Assault-5th Degree-Misdemeanor 609.224.1 Misdemeanor 01/16/2016 06/12/2017 Convicted 06/12/2017 Convicted of a Misdemeanor
2. Coercion-Threat to Inflict Bodily Harm or Confine 609.27.1(1) Felony 01/16/2016 06/12/2017 Dismissed
Events & Orders of the Court
DISPOSITIONS
09/29/2016

Plea (Judicial Officer: Macaulay, Robert E., Jr.)

1. Assault-5th Degree-Misdemeanor

Not guilty
06/12/2017

Amended Plea (Judicial Officer: Beiers, Leslie) Reason: Plea agreement

1. Assault-5th Degree-Misdemeanor

Guilty
06/12/2017

Disposition (Judicial Officer: Beiers, Leslie)

1. Assault-5th Degree-Misdemeanor

Convicted

2. Coercion-Threat to Inflict Bodily Harm or Confine

Dismissed
06/12/2017

Sentenced (Judicial Officer: Beiers, Leslie)

1. Assault-5th Degree-Misdemeanor
01/16/2016 (MSD) 609.224.1 (6092241)

Local Confinement:
Agency: Carlton County Jail
Term: 90 Days
Time To Serve: 90 Days
Stay 0 Yr 0 Mo 0 Days
Credit For Time Served: 68 Days
Status: Active 06/12/2017
Fee Totals:
Law Library Fees $10.00
Victim Assist-Sheriff $100.00
Crim/Traffic Surcharge (once per case) $75.00
Fee Totals $ $185.00
Condition – Adult:
1. Restitution reserved, for 30 days 06/12/2017, Active 06/12/2017
2. All fines, surcharges, court costs, restitution,, and/or fees imposed are due on the date imposed unless the court otherwise establishes a due date or a payment plan. Under Minn. Stat. 480.15, subd. 10c, any portion of a fine, surcharge, court cost, restitution, or fee that you fail to pay by the due date may be referred for collection, and collection costs may be added to the amount due. If you have agreed to a payment plan but fail to pay an installment when due, the entire amount remaining becomes due and payable and may be referred for collection. You have the right to contest a referral to collections based on inability to pay by requesting a hearing no later than the due date. 06/12/2017, Active 06/12/2017
Level of Sentence:
Convicted of a Misdemeanor

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