New Law has more Teens Risking Trial

1 decade 2 years 8 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
That has many teen defendants asking for jury trials rather than plead guilty and face steep increases in their auto insurance. It's still a gamble. Jury trials can last all day and cost more than $1,000 in fees if found guilty. But Malcolm Montgomery, a Cape Girardeau defense attorney, says many of his clients are willing to take the risk. Montgomery says the new law levies a penalty out of proportion to the offense and is more aimed at allowing politicians say they're tough on crime.

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