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I'm just seeking some quick insight here, not legal counsel.
I am a male 22 years of age with a clean adult criminal record and over four years of honorable service to the Commonwealth as a Military Policeman in the Army National Guard and a student of a local State University (English major, planning on attending UK Law). I briefly worked for a local county jail, and relinquished my position as deputy jailer after receiving a Warning Order for an impending Deployment to Iraq.
I have been charged (after leaving work at the jail) with promoting contraband 2nd. The accusation is that I gave tobacco to an inmate worker outside of the detention facility (actually over 15 miles away from it) while I did not work there.
Normally I would have no worries about this case, however my court date has been set at only two weeks from when my unit is slotted to begin mobilization for our deployment. Given my clean record, military service, and future ambitions my plan is to plead guilty and request a deferment in order to shortcut the legal process that might cut me out of serving my country overseas.
Has anyone heard of situations similar to this before? If so, what happened in that instance?
As for the second part; 520.060 states that a person is guilty of promoting contraband in the second degree when he knowingly introduces contraband into a detention facility.
If the contraband was given to the inmate well outside of the parameters of the facility, and the defendants intentions were not for the contraband to reach the facility, then would he still be considered guilty of the charge?
I'm sure it's a ridiculous argument and nothing more than an moot point, but I thought it might be something worth finding out if just to mention to the prosecutor in hopes of getting the case dropped.
Thank you for your time.
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