Essay The, State Of California Vs Turner

1394 Words Nov 27th, 2016 6 Pages
In case one, State of California vs Turner, Brock Turner, 20-year-old Caucasian male and was a resident in California was charged with rape of three out of five counts in 2015, penal code PC261 (a)(3), PC261 (a)(4), PC220 (a)(1), PC289 (e), PC289 (d) (Official California Legislative Information , 1993). Turner was found guilty in March of three felony charges: assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated/unconscious person PC220 (a)(1), penetration of an intoxicated person PC289 (e), and penetration of an unconscious person penal codes PC289 (d) (Court Motions/Orders Instructions/Minutes Chronolocial Order, 2015). None of the codes that he was charged did not include the intent “rape,” which may have led to the lower sentence then the max. So, Turner was sentenced with 6 months in jail instead of the max. The district attorney felt the punishment does not fit the crime (Fantz, 2016). Instead of Turner spending at least six months in jail, he only spent three months in state jail for having good behavior.
Case Two: Brain Banks
In case two, State of California vs. Banks, Brian Banks, 16-year-old African American male at the time, was as an adult on two counts of forcible rape and one count of sodomy by force. The prosecution offered Banks a plea agreement, to admit to the crime and go to prison for eighteen months. Or the other option was to go through trial and risk getting a forty-one years sentence to jail. Banks went with the lesser option. Instead of the…

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