Friday, June 02, 2017

RC Sproul Jr Pleads Guilty

RC Sproul Jr guilty of drunk driving

Having failed to meet the legal criteria of having his criminal case accepted by the Allen County Drug Court, RC Sproul Jr appeared on June 2, 2017 in Allen County Indiana Superior Court before Judge Samuel Keirns for a pre-trial status conference. In that hearing RC Sproul Jr plead guilty to one of four criminal charges against him:
9-30-5-3(a)(2)/F6: Operating Veh. While Intox or Controlled Substance: Passenger Under 18
His three other criminal charges, two misdemeanors and one other felony, were dismissed under a plea agreement in exchange for his pleading guilty to the one felony.

He was sentenced to 1 year and 183 days incarceration. That prison sentence was suspended and he was remanded to "1 year active adult probation."

RC Sproul Jr was facing up to 7 years in prison and $21,000 in fines. Under this plea agreement  he will face no prison time, provided he successfully completes the requirements of his probation. However, he does now have a permanent criminal record, and a felony record, no less.

No doubt RC Sproul Jr is breathing a huge sigh of relief that he will not have to face a full criminal trial before a jury. That trial had been scheduled for June 6, 2017. The odds of his being able to convince a jury of his innocence was remote.

No doubt he's also breathing a sigh of relief that he won't have to serve any prison time. Now begins the phase of his compliance with the terms and conditions of his probation. Failure to comply could result in his having to serve the original 1 year and 183 days sentence on the felony he plead guilty too. 

At the time of this publication we have no details on what the specific terms of his probation will be. As that information becomes available we'll post it as an update here.

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