My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
On December 15, 2000 the orange county district attorney filed an information alleging my son commited the following crimes: count one, attempted, deliberate and premeditated murder, in violation of penal code sections 664/187, subdivision (a);count two, assault with a firearm, in violation of penal code section 245, subdivision (a)(2);count three, possession of a firearm by a felon, in violation of Penal code section 12031 subdivision (a);count four, gang member carring a firearm in public, in violation of penal code sections 12031, subdivision (a)(1), and 12031, subdivision (a)(2)(C);count five, street terrorism, in violation of penal code section 186.22, subdivision (a).
On August 12, 1999 after being up for four days on methamphetamine and drinking beer, he jumped out of a durango and shoot four or five shoots at Eugene Harvey with one bullet hitting him in the right upper thigh. Eugene Harvey was taken to the hospitial and released the same day with no major damage.
My Son was sentenced to 40 years to life due to the above excess charges...now this has changed his life and he is now a saved man and serving God...going to college in Prison...and is also now married.
We belive he deserves a second chance...even an eye for an eye like in the bible...but not his life, as he did not take anyone life...also all of the extra charges to make it so he could ever leave prison...it just isn't fair.
Why isn't everyone treated the same why do we lable people to give them more time...when people can kill people and get less time.
I'm getting older and I need my only son back...he has served his time and he has paid his debt...he has learned his lesson and he is a better person for it.
God willing he will get the chance to come home so he can use his life to help other young people that are on the way to making the same mistake as him...find a better life.
If anyone can please help us...