What would happen if someone in court flat out told the judge they have no remorse and the crime was justified?
- FoofaLv 71 month ago
Possibly contempt of court on top of whatever sentence the person is already facing.
- 1 month ago
I think it depends on the situation.
In matters of self defense where a teenager attacked you with a weapon so you protect yourself by shoving them to the ground and you’re tried for harming a minor, I’m sure you can say you have no regrets openly in court if you can prove you were defending yourself.
But say you only struck the kid because they were aggravating you or only being mouthy while not becoming a visible threat to your safety, then you’d be in trouble.
- MatthewLv 61 month ago
The judge would probably give the person the maximum allowable sentence
- UserLv 71 month ago
Example #1: Bill murders Jill in cold blood. Bill says he did it because Jill was getting on his nerves with her constant nagging.
Judge throws the book at him.
Example #2: Bill shoots Jill and she dies. Jill was trying to kill Bill at the time. Bill's lawyer can prove it (there were witnesses). Bill claims that the crime was justifiable and that he would do it again under the same circumstances.
SO: it depends on ALL of the circumstances of the charged crime. Some crimes can be ruled justified in court (i.e. no sentence).
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- PearlLv 71 month ago
depends on what the judge decides to do
- W.T. DoorLv 71 month ago
When Officer Rolfe in Atlanta shot Rayshard Brooks it was justifiable and he should have no remorse.
- electricpoleLv 71 month ago
They would most likely be convicted as that is essentially a confession.
- ANDRE LLv 71 month ago
They'd be found to be guilty, of course, and the next step would be the sentencing.
- Anonymous1 month ago
that would seem to me like a confession ...........................