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Generally, offenses can be divided into three categories: Felonies, Misdemeanors and Infractions. The most serious crimes are classified as felonies. A felony is defined as a crime punishable by more than one year of incarceration in a prison or jail. A misdemeanor is a less serious crime and one that is punishable by no more than one year of incarceration. An infraction is a violation of an ordinance or statute that does not subject the person to a criminal conviction or jail time. A speeding ticket would be an example of an infraction.
Under Indiana law, felonies are divided into five (5) categories, based on the perceived seriousness of the crime. These categories are:
Under Indiana law misdemeanors are divided into 3 categories:
A Class "A" misdemeanor conviction carries a penalty of imprisonment for a fixed term of up to one (1) year and a fine of up to $5,000.00. Class "A" misdemeanors include Dealing or Possession of Marijuana in an amount less than 30 grams; Operating While Intoxicated (OWI); Conversion and Contribution to the Delinquency of a Minor.
A Class "B" misdemeanor conviction carries a penalty of imprisonment for a fixed term of up to one hundred eighty (180) days and a fine up to $1000.00.
A Class "C" misdemeanor is the lowest level of crime in Indiana, carrying a penalty of upon conviction of not more than sixty (60) days in jail and a fine of up to $500.00
A Class "A" felony carries a penalty upon conviction of a fixed term between twenty (20) and fifty (50) years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00. Examples of a Class A felony include Dealing in Cocaine, a Narcotic Drug or Methamphetamine in an amount over three (3) grams, Armed Robbery resulting in injury, Kidnapping, Rape and Child Molesting.
A Class "B" felony carries a penalty upon conviction of a fixed term between six (6) and twenty (20) years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00. Examples of a Class B felony include Dealing in Cocaine, a Narcotic Drug or Methamphetamine in an amount less than three (3) grams; Burglary; Aggravated Battery; Arson and Sexual Misconduct with a Minor.
A Class "C" felony carries a penalty upon conviction of a fixed term between two (2) and eight (8) years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00. Examples of a Class "C" felony include Possession of Cocaine, a Narcotic Drug or Methamphetamine in an amount greater than three (3) grams; Intimidation with a deadly weapon and Dealing or Possession of Marijuana in an amount greater than 10 pounds.
A Class "D" felony is the lowest level of felony crime in Indiana. A Class D felony conviction carries a penalty of six (6) months to three (3) years in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine. In addition, in certain circumstances, a D felony conviction can be reduced to a Class A misdemeanor through a procedure known as AMS (Alternative Misdemeanor Sentencing). Class "D" felony offenses include Dealing or Possession of Marijuana greater than thirty (30) grams; Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (OWI) as a second offense; Maintaining a Common Nuisance; Theft; Criminal Confinement and Residential Entry.
Seriously can we have one off season with out something like this happening. The underage drinking I haven't a problem with, it may not be legal but it happens everywhere. Their is no excuse for resisting or battery against an officer. No matter how you feel about the charges being brought against you you should always cooperate and let the facts be settled in court. Like someone else said it will in all likely be settled down to lesser charges but still tommy took two giant steps back from any chance at playing at ND.
Regardless of what Reslife decides to do... Does anyone think this will cause Tommy to transfer. He has already not endeared himself to the fanbase with his play and now this. This might be too much for him to overcome. People were more forgiving with Floyd because he is an outstanding player. I'm not saying that's fair but it is reality. I hope Tommy gets things squared away, but I think this is the nail in his ND coffin regardless of what Reslife decides.
No chance of Rees being the starter this year. This pleases me
Early Thursday morning, quarterback Tommy Rees, along with linebacker Carlo Calabrese , was arrested in South Bend , according to an AP report...
It's been a crazy offseason for college football.
You've had the coaching changes, coaches getting fired, recruits switching back and forth between schools and a scandal here and there. But we've also experienced an unusual amount of arrests lately that include players from every division, it seems like.
The most recent arrests come from two Notre Dame players, including last year's starting quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese.
Rees is being charged with minor consumption, resisting law enforcement, public intoxication and battery to law enforcement. Clabrese was arrested for disorderly conduct and was later released on $150 bond.
They both have a court date set for May 17.
Rees started the majority of the games for the Irish last season, throwing for 2,871 yards and 20 touchdowns, leading the Irish to an 8-5 record last year.
This arrest just adds to a bunch of different incidents that have taken place throughout the year for college football. According to College Football Talk, there have been 56 reports of college football athletes being arrested since January 1.
Mississippi State wide receiver Chad Bumphis was arrested on New Year's Day and charged with drunk and disorderly conduct.
Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum was arrested numerous times and has had his license revoked.
Ohio State cornerback Dominic Clarke was caught operating a vehicle while impaired.
Baylor defensive end Tevin Elliott was recently arrested and has been charged with sexual assault.
Penn State wide receiver Devon Smith was charged with drug possession.
A bunch of Colorado State players were arrested for disorderly conduct, including defensive end Nordly Capi, linebacker Mike Orakpo and defensive end Colton Paulhus.
Marshall running back Martin Ward was caught driving under the influence. (This was actually his second issue with police this offseason)
Central Michigan wide receiver Deon Butler had stolen property in his possession.
Kansas linebacker Collin Garrett and cornerback Chris Robinson were both taken downtown for getting into an altercation with an off-duty police officer.
Purdue running back Ralph Bolden was charged with being drunk in public.
Marshall running back Martin Ward, cornerback Corie Wilson, defensive back Philip Warren and linebacker Stefone Grace were all arrested at the same time after a run-in with police officers.
Missouri offensive lineman Chris Freeman was arrested and charged for not showing up to court from a previous traffic stop.
Arkansas linebacker Tyler Gilbert was arrested for burglary.
North Carolina State running back Mustafa Greene had drugs on him.
Michigan safety Josh Furman was arrested for domestic violence and later suspended from the team.
Kansas running back James Sims was taken in for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Duke wide receiver Tyree Watkins was arrested for domestic violence.
Arkansas wide receiver Michael Whitehurst was arrested for having drugs on him.
Pittsburgh linebacker Carl Fleming was arrested for a bunch of different things and later suspended from the team.
Cops believed Hawaii quarterback Cayman Shutter was driving under the influence, so they took him in.
Boston College defensive tackle Jaryd Rudolph was illegally audio-taping a sexual encounter with his cellphone.
Virginia Tech linebacker Telvion Clark was charged with being drunk in public.
UCF wide receiver J.J. Worton was arrested for resisting arrest
Arkansas offensive lineman Jason Peacock picked up a felony theft charge.
Missouri quarterback Ashton Glaser had several traffic warrants to deal with.
Georgia cornerback Branden Smith was caught having weed on him.
Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro and running back Kenny Williams were both arrested for abusing a credit card.
Arizona defensive tackle Justin Washington was arrested and charged with trespassing.
Iowa State tight end Pierce Richardson was arrested for being drunk in public.
Arizona offensive lineman Eric Bender-Ramsay and safety Jared Tevis were both arrested for trespassing.
Arizona cornerback Jourdon Grandon and offensive tackle Fabbians Ebbele were also arrested for trespassing.
Illinois defensive lineman Justin Staples picked up a DUI charge.
USC linebacker Simione Vehikite left the scene of an accident and later picked up a few more charges as well.
Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff eared himself a DUI.
Washington State linebacker Sekope Kaufusi was arrested for having drugs on him and he was later dismissed from the team.
South Carolina linebacker Angelo Watley has been charged with grand larceny.
Kentucky linebacker Ridge Wilson was arrested on a drug charge and dismissed from the team.
Florida State running back James Wilder was arrested for a few things, including beating up a police officer.
Like many, Oregon State defensive back Sean Martin picked up a DUI charge.
Iowa State defensive back Durrell Givens had drugs on him.
Florida tight end A.C. Leonard was arrested for battery and suspended from the team.
Several TCU players were arrested in a drug sting that took place on campus.
Ball State linebacker Travis Freeman and cornerback Kenny Lee were arrested for battery.
Iowa State defensive back Matt Thomas was arrested for theft.
Washington State linebacker C.J. Mizell was trespassing.
Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov picked up a DUI.
Cincinnati running back Akise Teague was arrested for burglary and later dismissed from the team.
Clemson wide receiver Joe Craig was charged with domestic violence.
Colorado offensive lineman Will Pericak was charged with trespassing.
Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace got caught with alcohol, but was underage.
Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt has been charged with larceny and has been suspended from the team.
New Mexico quarterback Ryan Trujillo has been charged with battery on his girlfriend.
Georgia cornerback Sanders Commings was charged with domestic violence.
Florida defensive tackle Leon Orr was caught with drugs.
South Carolina defensive tackle Byron Jerideau was charged with disorderly conduct, among other things.
It's been a crazy offseason for college football. You've had the coaching changes, coaches getting fired, recruits switching back and forth between schools and a scandal here and there...
If you haven't heard, as reported here by CBS Sports, Notre Dame's quarterback Tommy Rees was arrested early Thursday morning, late Wednesday night for those of you who like to party. Depending upon the story you've heard, Rees was either running from the police or he confronted the police. Either way, he was corralled by police, pepper sprayed and sent to the clink.
My money would be on Everett Golson getting away. Golson is the most athletic of the Irish quarterbacks, and after seeing some of his highlights, he looks like he can evade better than the other guys at the position. I can tell you this, Steve Beuerlein would not have got away.
Irish Still Interested In Hart
Notre Dame landed a tight end when Florida's Mike Heuerman announced his commitment to the Irish last week, but that doesn’t mean Notre Dame will stop recruiting Greg Hart, who is Notre Dame quarterback commit Malik Zaire’s tight end at Archbishop Alter High School in Dayton, Ohio.
It just won’t be at tight end, which is perfectly fine with the 6-foot-5, 225-pounder.
Notre Dame assistant Mike Elston was dispatched by head coach Brian Kelly to check on both Zaire and Hart last week.
“Coach Elston said he loved the way I moved,” said Hart. “He said I’m athletic enough to play for him and I can do just about everything.
“He was really coming to see how my knee was because I had knee surgery sophomore year. He was coming to see how that was. On film, he said it looked like I was limping a little bit, but I proved to him that everything was perfectly fine and he loved what he saw.”
Hart already has double-digit offers, including offers from Nebraska, Northwestern, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Wake Forest, Kentucky and Indiana among others. Now he waits to see if he’ll add Notre Dame to that list.
“Coach Elston told me that he’s going to get back to me soon,” said Hart. “Coach Kelly was the one who told him to come out and see me. He took some video of me working out and he said there’s a lot of hope for a potential offer and if they were to do that, it would be on the defensive side of the ball for right now.”
Elston told Hart the Irish would be looking at him as an outside linebacker.
“It’s just something different,” said Hart. “I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.
“Schools have mentioned to me about coming in as an athlete. It doesn’t really affect me at all. I’m just going to come in and do my best wherever I go and if they want me on defense, that’s fine with me.”
Hart visited South Bend with Zaire last fall and had planned to make it to Notre Dame’s spring game last month, but had to cancel. Whether or not he makes it to campus again will probably depend on what happens the next time he hears from Elston.
“If they were to offer then yeah I would definitely go see it, but until then I’m just going to wait it out and get around to the schools that have offered me,” he said.
Hart can’t really say where Notre Dame would rank on his list without one, but an offer from the Irish would mean a lot to him.
“I would definitely consider them and I would definitely visit,” he said. “Even though Malik is going there, that wouldn’t affect me because I have to see myself there and do what’s best for me. But I would definitely consider it and definitely visit.
“It’s Notre Dame. There’s so much tradition there. Their history is that football school that everybody thinks of. It’s a great academic school, great football school. It has almost everything. I would just have to go see it to see if I could see myself there.”
Zaire is certainly pushing for his buddy to consider Notre Dame, but he also knows he has to make his own decision.
“He would love for me to go to Notre Dame,” Hart said of Zaire. “That’d be sweet, but he understands you have to see yourself there and he’s not going to push me into doing something I don’t want to do. He respects that, but he plays around like we’re going to go to the same school, but we’ll see.”
Either way, Hart is hoping to have a decision made before football season.
“I’m going to get it done before the season for sure,” he said. “I think I’m 95 percent sure I’ll get it done before the season. I just feel that’s best for me.”
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