Law Forum : 'Affluenza' teen's mother charged, $1M bond set

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  1. Liberty

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    (CNN)Tonya Couch, the mother of "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch is back in the United States and has been charged in Texas with hindering the apprehension of a felon.

    In video obtained by CNN, the mother can be seen in handcuffs Thursday with U.S. Marshals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) upon her return from Mexico, where she and her son were taken into custody Monday.


    Texas prosecutors charged Tonya Couch and set bail at $1 million, Tarrant County district attorney spokeswoman Samantha Jordan told CNN. An additional condition is that Couch must pay her bail in Texas. Currently, she remains in the custody of the Los Angeles Police Department in California.

    "While the public may not like what she did, may not agree with what she did, or may have strong feelings against what she did, make no mistake — Tonya did not violate any law of the state of Texas and she is eager to have her day in court," Tonya Couch's attorney, Stephanie Patten, said in a statement.

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    http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/31/us/affluenza-teens-mother-back-in-u-s-/
     
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    Affluenza?? They just make ish up as they go along! This is so crazy. Do they have a Povertyenza??
     
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    Yes, but it will get you 5 to 10.

    She will get more time than him. :lol:




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    The article posted says she did not violate an law. I don't understand how that can be. It seems like aiding and abetting a felon to me, but what do I know? Heck, I thought killing four people, driving drunk, was a punishable offence.... silly me.
     
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    They are going to charge her with aiding a fugitive. It comes with a pretty hefty sentence





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    I agree with you. But the article says:

    "While the public may not like what she did, may not agree with what she did, or may have strong feelings against what she did, make no mistake — Tonya did not violate any law of the state of Texas and she is eager to have her day in court," Tonya Couch's attorney, Stephanie Patten, said in a statement.
    Also, it's noteworthy that the boy is only facing a MAXIMUM of 120 days in jail. And, if he is prosecuted as a minor, even less.

    AA's NEVER get these kinds of breaks.


     
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    Those are quotes from her high paid attorneys. If she didn't use cash for everything, she's toast





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  8. Liberty

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    Oh, my bad. LOL
     
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    Maybe the underclass can cite "pofluenza" as a defense in court. Then again, maybe not..
     
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    It would actually be more logical.
     
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