Mari Crimes - My final crime that I chose is drunk driving A conviction for a first offense may involve a fine a license suspension a DUI education

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The first crime I chose is the cell phone law. The legislation prohibits drivers from using a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle unless the driver uses a hands-free device. Drivers who violate the law will face a base fine of $20 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense. This does not include court fees and your insurance going up. I think in Hammurabi’s world if a driver got caught using a cell phone he would cut that ear off so you could not talk on it again. Another crime I chose is identity theft. Some one who commits this crime is looking at the maximum penalty for the crime from three to five years in prison. Also, the average fraudulent charge per victim is $92,893. I think if this were to happen when Hammurabi was around his punishment would be to cut off their hands so they are not able to steal again. I also believe that he might even make the thief the victims slave for life since the thief wants to be them so bad.
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Unformatted text preview: My final crime that I chose is drunk driving. A conviction for a first offense may involve a fine, a license suspension, a DUI education course for a period of time, and probation for three years. For a second offense a short jail sentence of only 2-4 days will happen. Additional punishment may involve community service, ignition interlock devices and/or impounding of the car. Hammurabi would make the drunk driver walk for the rest of their life and would probably make them suffer. I think that Hammurabi system would probably scare people so then maybe they would not commit the crime because they know how bad the punishment is, but also I think that his punishments are a little extreme. I think we need better punishments, but not to the point where people are being killed and having body parts cut off. Our laws now should be a little more strict because then maybe people wouldn’t want to commit the crimes if they are harsh....
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2009 for the course ACCT Payroll taught by Professor Thompson during the Fall '09 term at Kaplan University.

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