Crime & Law Enforcement Issues & Death Penalty/vandalism

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Hi, So over the weekend my car was vandalized, I filed a police report and I got 2 estimates at both $9,000. The girls who did it posted a picture on a social media site of them standing on top of my car. I sent everything to the police and said I wanted to press charges. I know it'll take a few days before I know whats going to happen and when we will go to court, but what im wondering is what usually happens in situations like this? the 2 girls are 18, and i'm 19, and we live in santa barbara CA. my car is an 02 bmw, so the damages are worth more then my car is.

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Do you have auto insurance comprehensive coverage? If yes they total the car pay you book value. If you do not have it you are kinda out of luck. You can try to sue them if they have any net worth. If there are photos of them doing it them most likely outcome they will plea deal to the charge. The criminal court can drag on for a year. Here is an overview of the process. http://www.garygerson.com/Criminal-Procedure.shtml

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I have a BA in Psychology and 6.5 years expirance working with at risk youth. Many went on to criminal careers regardless of good peoples efforts. In my expirance people are criminals or they are not. On average over 100 crimes are committed by each offender before they are caught. There are few true first offenders only first caughts.
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A general biography my fit more here so I offer the following. (it appears on on all my profiles) After all who we are affects our opinions or even inadvertently effect of statements of fact. I hold a AS from Eastern Conn. State Univ. and a BA from Trinity College, Hartford Ct. Plus 11 other professional certifications. I have received 31 awards for various activities. My writings published in ?The Other Voice? and other publications. I have had my original music published, licensed and recorded by David Kaye. I have been a guest on CyberRadio & TV and many other talk radio programs. I welcome interviews and I am willing to act as a technical advisor to various media. I am single and have resided in Hartford, Ct. since 1976. I have no children. I am a political conservative with libertarian leanings. I am a registered Republican. I am a Roman Catholic. I have worked in the following areas, entertainment, real estate, mortgage banking, and human services. I have owned 2 businesses. Some of my interests include politics, law, history, and current events.Hobbies I partake in include music, target shooting and cars (my Camaro rumbles) If you wish to find out more about me, feel free to visit my web page PEZmans World
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