Thursday, August 20, 2020

U.S. v. Berckmann (9th Cir. - Aug 20, 2020)

Domestic violence doesn't usually result in a federal conviction.  Unless you do it in a national park in front of several witnesses.

You also don't typically see sentences for 41 months (as here) for such crimes.  But if you look a little into the backstory of the defendant you'll perhaps see why he gets over three years in prison for his offense.

Don't commit domestic violence.  Don't commit domestic violence in a federal park.