Town Square

Post a New Topic

Alleged drunken driver pleads not guilty in fatal crash

Original post made on Nov 13, 2013

A woman accused of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence pleaded not guilty in San Mateo County Superior Court on Tuesday (Nov. 12).

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 8:23 AM

Comments (2)

Posted by pearl, a resident of another community
on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Why do people plead not guilty when they've committed a crime. [Portion removed. Please don't use Town Square to comment on the guilt of someone accused of a crime.] Why doesn't she just plead guilty, and save time and trouble and taxpayers' money?!? I will never understand that.


Posted by Fred, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 13, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Pearl: it would be very unwise for her to plead guilty this early in court proceedings. Pleading not guilty gives her lawyers time to try setting up a plea deal with the DA and to prepare her defense. If she pled guilty right away she would face the maximum penalty of the law right then and there. That probably wouldn't go so well for the defendant. Not the most honorable course of action to some, but likely the one suggested by her lawyers.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

To post your comment, please click here to login

Remember me?
Forgot Password?
or register. This topic is only for those who have signed up to participate by providing their email address and establishing a screen name.

Scott’s Seafood Mountain View to close, reopen as new concept
By Elena Kadvany | 7 comments | 2,741 views

Who Says Kids Don’t Eat Vegetables?
By Laura Stec | 7 comments | 1,498 views

Breastfeeding Tips
By Jessica T | 10 comments | 1,450 views

Separate Entrances for BMR and Market Rate Apartments?
By Stuart Soffer | 0 comments | 517 views

Having A Hard Time Getting Your Child To Dive Into Their Summer Reading? Take A Trip To Bookopolis…
By Erin Glanville | 0 comments | 485 views