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Michael Vick Failed A Drug Test While On Pretrial Release. Will This Affect The Outcome Of His Case?

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Michael Vick Failed A Drug Test While On Pretrial Release. Will This Affect The Outcome Of His Case?

Postby Waerheall » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:44 pm

He test positive for marijuana.
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Michael Vick Failed A Drug Test While On Pretrial Release. Will This Affect The Outcome Of His Case?

Postby Nemesio » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:45 am

Since Vick has entered a plea of guilty he is essentially awaiting his sentencing, and in that time between the judge in the trial is seeing what Vick is going to do.  Is he going to behave himself, is he going to reform himself, has he seen the error of his ways.  If Michael Vick had gone out in this interim and met with PETA and said he was wrong and wanted to donate 100 million dollars to fight dog fighting across the country, then the judge would might say   "OK he's seen the error of his ways, maybe he can go to jail for 1 year instead of 5 years."    But when Vick gets caught smoking dope while he is awaiting sentencing it's all bad.  What that says to the judge is that he hasn't changed his ways, he continues to make bad decisions, he isn't trying to turn himself around and he can't be trusted.    I personally don't care what he is doing.  But to get caught like this shows continued bad judgement and that he may not deserve a lighter sentence.  After all that has happened he is still making bad mistakes, and possibly if he sits in prison for a few more years he'll finally get it.    I think Vick has really hurt himself on this one.  And I don't think the judge is going to buy the excuse I heard on Sportscenter yesterday that this was some type of medically prescribed marijuanna to help him deal with the stress of what is going on.    Also Vick knew he was going to be randomley drug tested, this was just poor judgement and I think he has hurt his case for a lighter sentence.
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Michael Vick Failed A Drug Test While On Pretrial Release. Will This Affect The Outcome Of His Case?

Postby brenn15 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:31 pm

Sure could! Actually, it already has! The court has already tightened the conditions of his presentencing release. So has been already affected.   http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5jxBtuNTl4igVf3fw3JMpcEfc_Cyw   Since he plead guilty, his case is over, except for the sentencing.   Under the federal sentencing guidelines, failure to follow post conviction release requirements can be considering in sentencing.   So, Michael Vick's conduct could return to bite him in the butt.     http://www.ussc.gov/guidelin.htm   Sources: cited above and personal opinion   Snow_Leopard's Recommendations Fear of Judging: Sentencing Guidelines in the Federal Courts Amazon List Price: $44.00 Used from: $41.00 Federal Sentencing Guidelines Handbook Amazon List Price: $35.00 Used from: $31.49 Snow_Leopard 77 months ago Please sign in to give a compliment. Please verify your account to give a compliment. Please sign in to send a message. Please verify your account to send a message.
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Michael Vick Failed A Drug Test While On Pretrial Release. Will This Affect The Outcome Of His Case?

Postby Caradog » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:47 am

The court has already tightened the conditions of his presentencing release. So has been already affected.   http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5jxBtuNTl4igVf3fw3JMpcEfc_Cyw   Since he plead guilty, his case is over, except for the sentencing.   Under the federal sentencing guidelines, failure to follow post conviction release requirements can be considering in sentencing.   So, Michael Vick's conduct could return to bite him in the butt.     http://www.ussc.gov/guidelin.htm  
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Michael Vick Failed A Drug Test While On Pretrial Release. Will This Affect The Outcome Of His Case?

Postby Starr » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:51 am

...facilitating dog fighting per se. He is already facing up to 5 years in prison on the federal charge(facilitating dogfighting) and 10 more depending on how the state indictment goes.However, it could mean the filing of more charges, those relating to possession and use of illegal substances and those relating to violating the conditions of his supervised pretrial release. At the very least, he could be put in jail to await trial. He is lucky that he only got tighter restrictions placed on him.I suspect most jurors already have feelings about the dog fighting charge. All the positive drug test shows is that Vick is either supremely arrogant, bone stupid, or terminally impulsive. ------------------------------------------------------RICHMOND, Va. ? A federal judge placed tighter restrictions on Michael Vick on Wednesday after the Atlanta Falcons quarterback tested positive for marijuana.Because of the result, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson placed special conditions on Vick's release, including restricting him to his home between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. with electronic monitoring and ordering him to submit to random drug testing.The urine sample was submitted Sept. 13, according to a document by a federal probation officer that was filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.Vick, who has admitted bankrolling a dogfighting operation on property he owns in Surry County in his written federal plea, is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 10. He faces up to five years in prison.On Tuesday, Vick also was indicted on state charges of beating or killing or causing dogs to fight other dogs and engaging in or promoting dogfighting. Each felony is punishable by up to five years in prison.The 27-year-old former Virginia Tech star was placed under pretrial release supervision by U.S. Magistrate Dennis Dohnal in July. The restrictions included refraining from use or unlawful possession of narcotic drugs or other controlled substances.The random drug testing ordered Wednesday could include urine testing, the wearing of a sweat patch, a remote alcohol testing system or any form of prohibited substance screening or testing.Hudson's order also requires Vick to participate in inpatient or outpatient substance therapy and mental health counseling, if the pretrial services officer or supervising officer deem it appropriate. Vick must pay for the treatment.
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Michael Vick Failed A Drug Test While On Pretrial Release. Will This Affect The Outcome Of His Case?

Postby Akim » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:54 am

It shouldn't affect the outcome of his trial for... ...facilitating dog fighting per se. He is already facing up to 5 years in prison on the federal charge(facilitating dogfighting) and 10 more depending on how the state indictment goes.However, it could mean the filing of more charges, those relating to possession and use of illegal substances and those relating to violating the conditions of his supervised pretrial release. At the very least, he could be put in jail to await trial. He is lucky that he only got tighter restrictions placed on him.I suspect most jurors already have feelings about the dog fighting charge. All the positive drug test shows is that Vick is either supremely arrogant, bone stupid, or terminally impulsive. ------------------------------------------------------RICHMOND, Va. ? A federal judge placed tighter restrictions on Michael Vick on Wednesday after the Atlanta Falcons quarterback tested positive for marijuana.Because of the result, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson placed special conditions on Vick's release, including restricting him to his home between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. with electronic monitoring and ordering him to submit to random drug testing.The urine sample was submitted Sept. 13, according to a document by a federal probation officer that was filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.Vick, who has admitted bankrolling a dogfighting operation on property he owns in Surry County in his written federal plea, is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 10. He faces up to five years in prison.On Tuesday, Vick also was indicted on state charges of beating or killing or causing dogs to fight other dogs and engaging in or promoting dogfighting. Each felony is punishable by up to five years in prison.The 27-year-old former Virginia Tech star was placed under pretrial release supervision by U.S. Magistrate Dennis Dohnal in July. The restrictions included refraining from use or unlawful possession of narcotic drugs or other controlled substances.The random drug testing ordered Wednesday could include urine testing, the wearing of a sweat patch, a remote alcohol testing system or any form of prohibited substance screening or testing.Hudson's order also requires Vick to participate in inpatient or outpatient substance therapy and mental health counseling, if the pretrial services officer or supervising officer deem it appropriate. Vick must pay for the treatment. Sources: My Opinion darwin? 77 months ago Please sign in to give a compliment. Please verify your account to give a compliment. Please sign in to send a message. Please verify your account to send a message.
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Michael Vick Failed A Drug Test While On Pretrial Release. Will This Affect The Outcome Of His Case?

Postby Row » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:25 pm

Absolutely Since Vick has entered a plea of guilty he is essentially awaiting his sentencing, and in that time between the judge in the trial is seeing what Vick is going to do.  Is he going to behave himself, is he going to reform himself, has he seen the error of his ways.  If Michael Vick had gone out in this interim and met with PETA and said he was wrong and wanted to donate 100 million dollars to fight dog fighting across the country, then the judge would might say   "OK he's seen the error of his ways, maybe he can go to jail for 1 year instead of 5 years."    But when Vick gets caught smoking dope while he is awaiting sentencing it's all bad.  What that says to the judge is that he hasn't changed his ways, he continues to make bad decisions, he isn't trying to turn himself around and he can't be trusted.    I personally don't care what he is doing.  But to get caught like this shows continued bad judgement and that he may not deserve a lighter sentence.  After all that has happened he is still making bad mistakes, and possibly if he sits in prison for a few more years he'll finally get it.    I think Vick has really hurt himself on this one.  And I don't think the judge is going to buy the excuse I heard on Sportscenter yesterday that this was some type of medically prescribed marijuanna to help him deal with the stress of what is going on.    Also Vick knew he was going to be randomley drug tested, this was just poor judgement and I think he has hurt his case for a lighter sentence. Hawk74 77 months ago Please sign in to give a compliment. Please verify your account to give a compliment. Please sign in to send a message. Please verify your account to send a message.
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