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Petitioning State Representative Frank Skartados and 35 others

Harsher prison terms for fatal hit and run accidents: Increase the minimum and maximum sentencing terms

I have created this petition on behalf of my late friend Erika Hughes in hopes that her killer will receive the maximum sentencing of 7+ years behind bars, here is a little background on the situation:
On january 4th 2013 Suffolk County Judge James Hudson will be determining the sentencing term for Preston Mimms. If you are unaware of who this man is he is the man responsible for taking Erika from us on July 29th 2011. In an attempt to ensure that this man receives the maximum sentencing of 7+ years we are asking that you show your support by signing this petition as well as writing letters to the judge and state officials on behalf of Erika expressing the importance of this man being punished to the fullest extent of the law. Currently Mimms is looking at the possibility of only serving 1 1\3 to 4 years which is a complete travesty. Please help us make a difference and ensure that justice will be served for Erika

PLEASE take a moment to read thease related news artical about the accident and the events surrounding the situation they provide much more information.


Follow up: Preston Mimms was sentenced on Jan 4 2013 to servce 1 1-4 to 4 years behind bars as a result of his crime which included killing Erika , fleeing the scene of the crime and avoiding capture for months... Is this NYS idea of justice? Please help to change this so that no other family has to go through this heart breaking and dissapointing process again...lets hold thease criminals accountable for there actions .

Ecourts link to this man and the charges he is facing complete INJUSTICE

News articles

Facebook event page for Jan 4th 2013 address for judge and other information!/events/299609103491781/?fref=ts

Youtube video spreading awarness

Thease are the current hit and run laws for NY state :

Hit and run laws in other countries and states:

We must come together and demand change.

Letter to
State Representative Frank Skartados
Speaker of the New York state assembly Sheldon Silver
New York state Assembly Fred Thiele
and 33 others
New York State Senate 3rd District Lee Zeldin
New York State Assembly Majority leader Ron Canestrari
New York State Assembly Deputy Majority Leader N. Nick Perry
NYSA Harvey Weisenberg
NYSA James Skoufis
NYSA Samuel D. Roberts
NYSA Bill Reilich
NYSA David G. McDonough
NYSA Nicole Malliotakis
NYSA Alan Maisel
NYSA Donna A. Lupardo
NYSA Harry B. Bronson
NYSA Edward C. Braunstein
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
NYSA Joseph Borelli
NYSA Michael Cusick
3rd assembly district elect Edward Hennessey
Suffolk County Legislature Kate Browning
New York state Senate Kenneth P LaValle
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota
Nassua County District Attorney Kathleen Rice
New York State Senate Transportation Chair Charles J Fuschillo Jr.
Member of Assembly 6th District Philip Ramos
assistant senate majority whip Martin J Golden
NYSA Phil Steck
NYSA Michelle Schimel
NYSA Bill Nojay
NYSA Joan L. Millman
NYSA Chad A. Lupinacci
NYSA Dennis Gabryszak
NYSA David DiPietro
New York Governor
I am appealing to you in order to ensure this never happens to another person or family again I am asking that you take a look at the current laws and Increase the minimum and maximum sentencing for fatal hit and run accidents! If this man gets such a minimal sentencing it is sending a message to other offenders that it is ok to leave the scene because you can be pled down to minimum sentencing this is unacceptable I demand change !