Supporting Deandre Somerville

Supporting Deandre Somerville

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Erica H started this petition to West Palm Beach Circut Court

Deandre Somerville was selected to serve on a civil jury in August, however he overslept and did not show up causing a 45 min delay. When questioned by the court Deandre was honest that he had overslept and didnt understand the seriousness of not showing up. He explained to Judge John Kastrenakis that he has never been arrested before. This is when Judge John Kastrenakis found Somerville in direct contempt of court. The judge originally sentenced Somerville to 10 days in jail, 150 hours of community service, a written apology of at least 100 words, a year of probation and $233 in fees, according to court records. Deandre and his public defender attempted to have the charge dropped and sentence reduced only after spending 10 days in jail! Instead of a year of probation, Somerville will now serve just three months, according to court records. His 150 hours of community service were reduced to 30 hours, which includes reporting to the jury office once a week to give a 10-minute talk on the importance of jury duty. (Information above from CNN)

I have created this petition in support of Deandre Somerville and in an effort to request that ALL charges be dropped! This punishment does NOT fit the crime and completely is outrageous! This young man deserves better!! The West Palm Beach Circuit Court needs to know this Judge and his verdict are unacceptable!! Please show your support for Deandre Somerville sign the petition and share with as many as possible!

 

 

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