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Holes: Does the trial of Stanley Yelnats defies today's court?

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Started: 2/4/2014 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Karatepkid

Pro

The first round is acceptance, I will take said that in the book, "Holes" that Stanley Yelnats case represents today's court, Con will of course say the opposite of this, and good luck.
(also try to fix my sentence, u trying to write this ASAP you know)
F22Raptor

Con

Stanley Yelnats was given a choice by the judge. He could either go to jail or pay a fine. The judge was unlawful to have the choice of sending him to jail because of the accused crime and because of his age.

Here is the law in Texas (the state in which he was tried).

http://statelaws.findlaw.com...
Debate Round No. 1
Karatepkid

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F22Raptor

Con

The court within the book tried him on the account of theft/larceny. Steal a pair of shoes would, in the state of Texas, be considered a class 'C' misdemeanor. So according to Texas Penal Law, Title 7, Chapter 31, Section 31.03, Subsection 2B, Lines A and B.

As seen here: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us...

Ergo, Stanley Yelnats could only have been issued a fine up to $50 for stealing the shoes (if found guilty).

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1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by demimorin 3 years ago
demimorin
I don't understand your argument.
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