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February 22, 2014
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Court overturns sentence in late-arrival case

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the sentence imposed on a defendant who was late because he was arranging day care for his 3-year-old. When Nelson Clark arrived, Washoe District Judge Elliott Stattler allowed the prosecution to throw out his plea bargain agreement and argue for a much stiffer sentence. Clark arrived in court before adjournment and asked that the plea bargain be honored, but the court ruled he had failed to appear because he wasn’t there when the case was called. “Under the circumstances presented, we conclude that the district court abused its discretion by determining that Clark’s late …

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