Thursday, August 20, 2020

People v. Brooks (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 20, 2020)

Even though it's obvious, it's still worth expressly adding:  Don't commit domestic violence in non-federal locations either.  Particularly when you've got a lengthy criminal record.

Demetric Brooks threw a pot of boiling water on his girlfriend, and then tries to push her off the balcony of the apartment after she went there to call for help.  He gets sentenced to 27 years in prison.

Sure, since it's state court, he may not end up serving all of this time.  But he's still looking at well over a decade in prison.

No small sanction.