Surgeon saves victim’s life, but reduces attacker’s sentence from 14 years to 21 months

A recent case at Leicester Crown Court has resulted in yet more outrage at the perceived leniency of sentencing for those found guilty of dangerous driving. In this incident, 22-year old Rajesh Khunti, who had been drinking at a party, had no insurance and link for you buy viagra without prescription a previous conviction for dangerous driving, got a 21-month jail sentence for running down 21-year old engineering student Graham Phillips. The victim was left with severe brain damage, unable to speak and bed-ridden for the rest of his life.

Khunti, who had fled the scene, was later traced through belongings found in his abandoned car. He eventually admitted his guilt and was said to be remorseful, resulting in his sentence being below the two-year maximum allowed. The victims father was understandably disappointed at the sentence, which the cialis overnight delivery judge admitted was inadequate.

The Road Traffic Act sets a maximum two years imprisonment for dangerous driving offences, although this can increase up to fourteen years when death results. Various aggravating factors, such as excessive speed, aggressive driving, previous convictions and the consumption of alcohol puts the sentence at the top end of the scale while mitigating factors, such as a good driving record, pleading guilty and showing remorse can cause reductions in the sentence. Judges therefore have to sentence accordingly, knowing that if they dont take account of all the factors, the sentence will just be reduced on appeal.

There have been many other incidents over recent years, including two men sentenced to levitra sales in canada'>levitra sales in canada eight years each for racing on a busy Hull street, with four teenage girls killed in the resultant crash. Road safety charity Brake has long campaigned for increased sentencing and more consideration of aggravating factors and other circumstances.

The Graham Phillips case does highlight the disparity between a maximum fourteen year sentence for death by dangerous driving and the two year limit for a dangerous driving offence that results in near death. In this particular case, it was only the skill of the neurosurgeons that kept the cialis oral gel'>cialis oral gel victim alive, although with a severely impaired quality of life. The inadvertent benefit to the guilty party is that he had his sentence potentially reduced by twelve years as a result. This, one feels, can hardly have been the intention of those making the law.

One interesting slant on the subject, revealed by RoadPeace, a UK charity for bereaved and injured road crash victims, is that of convicted driver Paul Prior. He was seen driving erratically and at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour in a 70 miles per hour limit, eventually running into the rear of Catherine Stephens Peugeot. Her car was sent cart wheeling into a field and this previously fit 26-year old woman became a tetraplegic as a result.

In view of wow it's great viagra pfizer the defendants sustained bad driving, extreme speed and inattention over an appreciable distance, the Crown Prosecution Service decided to charge him with inflicting grievous bodily harm in addition to a dangerous driving charge. Prior pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and was eventually convicted of GBH, with three years imposed for the latter but no additional term for the dangerous driving offence.

The case does have parallels with that of Graham Phillips and offered a novel way around the limitations of a dangerous driving case where no death resulted. However, it still appears that the generic viagra online full force of the law was not applied and that the resulting sentence hardly reflected the severity of the outcome.

Spending millions every year to save the lives of accident victims should not have the “plus point” of reducing criminal’s sentences. If there was a >50% chance of a person dying from the criminal act without medical intervention, then perhaps the law should treat the criminal as though they had killed someone.

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