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Wall Joshua Plea

Wall Joshua Plea

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U.S•.
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JohnRobinsonLessans,
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McCormick,P.A.P.O.Box13307419Baltimore-AnnapolisBoulevardGlenBurnie,MD21060JRobinson@lesspral.comRe:
UnitedStatesv.JoshuaWall
Pre-IndictmentPleaAgreementDearMr.Robinson:Thisletter,togetherwiththeSealedSupplement,confirmsthepleaagreementwhichhasbeenofferedtotheDefendant,JoshuaWaH,bytheUnitedStatesDepartmentofJustice,CivilRightsDivisionandtheUnitedStatesAttorney'sOfficefortheDistrictofMaryland(collectively,"theGovernment").
lfthe
Defendantacceptsthisoffer,pleasehavehimexecute
it
inthespacesprovidedbelow.Thetermsoftheagreementareasfollows:OffenseofConviction
1.
TheDefendantagreestowaiveindictmentandpleadguiltytoaCriminalInformationwhichwillchargehimwithconspiracytodepriveapersonofcivilrights,inviolationof
18
U.S.C.
§
241.
TheDefendantadmitsthatheis,infact,guiltyofthatoffenseandwillsoadvisetheCourt.ElementsoftheOffense2.TheelementsoftheoffensetowhichtheDefendanthasagreedtopleadguilty,andwhichtheGovernmentwouldproveifthecasewenttotrial,areasfollows:a.Thataconspiracyexisted;b:Thatthepurposeoftheconspiracywastoinjure,oppress,threaten,orintimidateoneormore
victirns
intheenjoymentofarightsecuredbytheConstitutionorlawsof
Revised1\/5109
 
theUnitedStates;andc.Thatthedefendantknowinglyandwillfullyenteredintotheconspiracy,knowingofitsunlawfulpurpose.TheinformationchargesthattheDefendantconspiredtodeprivethevictimsofthefollowingright:therighttooccupyadwellingfreefrominjury,intimidation,orinterferencebasedonraceandcolor.ThisrightissecuredbytheConstitutionandlawsoftheUnitedStates.Penalties3.ThemaximumsentenceprovidedbystatutefortheoffensetowhichtheDefendantispleadingguiltyisasfollows:10yearsimprisonment,3yearssupervisedrelease,anda
$
250,000tine.Inaddition,theDefendantmustpay
$
100asaspecialassessmentpursuantto18U.
s.
C.
§
3013,which
wi
IIbedueandshouldbepaidatorbeforethetimeafsentencing..ThisCourtmayalsoorderhimtomakerestitutionpursuantto18U.S.C.
§§
3663,3663A,and3664.
1
Ifatineorrestitutionisimposed,itshallbepayableimmediately,unless,pursuantto18
V.S.C
§3572(d),theCourtordersotherwise.TheDefendantunderstandsthat
if
heservesatermofimprisonment,isreleasedonsupervisedrelease,andthenviolatestheconditionsofhissupervisedrelease,hissupervisedreleasecouldberevoked~evenonthelastdayoftheterm-andtheDefendantcouldbereturnedtocustodytoserveanotherperiodofincarcerationanda.newtermofsupervisedrelease..TheDefendantunderstandsthattheBureauofPrisonshassolediscretionindesignatingtheinstitutionatwhichtheDefendantwillserveanytermofimprisonmentimposed.WaiverofRights4.TheDefendantunderstandsthatbyenteringintothisagreement,hesurrenderscertainrightsasoutlinedbelow:a.TheDefendanthastherighttohavehiscasepresentedtoaGrandJury,whichwoulddecidewhetherthereisprobablecausetoreturnanindictmentagainsthim.ByagreeingtoproceedbywayofInformation,heisgivingupthatright,andunderstandsthatthechargeswillbetiledbytheUnitedStatesAttorneywithouttheGrandJury.bIftheDefendan
t
hadpersistedinhispiea
0
f
notguiIty,hewouIdhavehadtherighttoaspeedyjurytrialwiththecloseassistanceofcompetentcounsel.Thattrialcouldbeconductedbyajudge,withoutajury,iftheDefendant,theGovernment,andtheCourtallagreed.c..IftheDefendantelectedajurytrial,thejurywouldbecomposedofPursuantto18U.S.c.§3612,iftheCourtimposesafineinexcessof$2,.500thatremainsunpaid15daysafteritisimposed,theDefendantshallbechargedinterestonthatfine,unlesstheCourtmodifiestheinterestpaymentinaccordancewith18U.S.C.
§
3612(f)(3).
2
 
twelveindividualsselectedfromthecommunity.CounselandtheDefendantwouldhavetheopportunitytochallengeprospectivejurorswhodemonstratedbiasorwhowereotherwiseunqualified,andwouldhavetheopportunitytostrikeacertainnumberofjurorsperemptorily.AlltwelvejurorswouldhavetoagreeunanimouslybeforetheDefendantcouldbefoundguiltyofanycount.ThejurywouldbeinstructedthattheDefendantwaspresumedtobeinnocent,andthatpresumptioncouldbeovercomeonlybyproofbeyondareasonabledoubt.d.IftheDefendantwenttotrial,theGovernmentwouldhavetheburdenofprovingtheDefendantguiItybeyondareasonabledoubt.TheDefendantwouIdhavetherighttoconfrontandcross-examinetheGovernment'switnesses..TheDefendantwouldnothavetopresentanydefensewitnessesorevidencewhatsoever.IftheDefendantwantedtocallwitnessesinhisdefense,however,hewouldhavethesubpoenapoweroftheCourttocompelthewitnessestoattend.e.TheDefendantwouldhavetherighttotestifyinhisowndefenseifhesochose,andhewouldhavetherighttorefusetotestify.Ifhechosenottotestify,theCourtcouldinstructthejurythattheycouldnotdrawanyadverseinferencefromhisdecisionnottotestify.
f.
IftheDefendantwereroundguiltyafteratrial,hewouldhavetherighttoappealtheverdictandtheCourt'spretrialandtrialdecisionsontheadmissibilityofevidencetoseeifanyerrorswerecommittedwhichwouldrequireanewtrialordismissalofthechargesagainsthim.Bypleadingguilty,theDefendantknowinglygivesuptherighttoappealtheverdictandtheCourt'sdecisions.g.Bypleadinggu
i
Ity,theDefendantwillbegivingupalloftheserights,excepttheright,underthelimitedcircumstancessetforthinthe"WaiverofAppeal"paragraphbelow,toappealthesentence.Bypleadingguilty,theDefendantunderstandsthathemayhavetoanswertheCourt'squestionsbothabouttherightsheisgivingupandaboutthefactsofhiscase.h.IftheCourtacceptstheDefendant'sp
J
ea
0
fguilty,therewillbenofurthertrialorproceedingofanykind,andtheCourtwillfindhimguilty.
i.
Bypleadingguilty,theDefendantwillalsobegivingupcertainvaluablecivilrightsandmaybesubjecttodeportationorotherlossofimmigrationstatus.TheDefendantrecognizesthatifheisnotacitizenoftheUnitedStates,pleadingguiltymayhaveconsequenceswithrespecttohisimmigrationstatus.Underfederallaw,convictionforabroadrangeofcrimescanleadtoadverseimmigrationconsequences,includingautomaticremovalfromtheUnitedStates.Removalandotherimmigrationconsequencesarethesubjectofaseparateproceeding,however,andtheDefendantunderstandsthatnoone,includinghisattorneyortheCourt,canpredictwithcertaintytheeffectoraconvictiononimmigrationstatus.Defendantneverthelessaffirmsthathewantstopleadguiltyregardlessofanypotentialimmigrationconsequences.3

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