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Woman gets 2-day jail sentence, serves 5 months

Woman Gets 2-Day Jail Sentence, Serves 5 Months

An Indiana woman might be filing a lawsuit against the county that arrested her after she served more than 100 extra days in jail.

Destiny Hoffman, 34, was sentenced to 48 hours in jail after she submitted a diluted drug test and violating her drug court program. But more than five months later, Hoffman was still in jail.

The News and Tribune reports a judge told Clark County Sheriff's Department to hold Hoffman 'until further order of the court.' Hoffman was also scheduled to undergo an evaluation but that never happened and the court order never came, so she remained in custody.

Hoffman was finally released after a Clark County Deputy Prosecutor started reviewing old case files and came across hers. Now, her incarceration has been deemed unlawful and could result in a civil suit.

A pretrial hearing over the matter will be held Monday.

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fms1947fff January 28 2014 at 10:26 PM

Shame that wasn't lindsey lohan...

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Jamaul January 28 2014 at 2:47 PM

Everybody that says she got what she deserved should spend 5 months in jail, then tell me what you think after your time spent. Injustice is Injustice, wrong is wrong. It doesn't matter who dropped the ball the fact of the matter is that the ball was dropped. Her time was 48 hours not a second more and to be forced to stay 5 extra months is mentally cruel.

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kitsnkats11 Jamaul January 28 2014 at 3:19 PM

Yes! Also, when people like Lohan and Bieber continuously break the law and are never punished, it shows the only difference between them and Destiny is cold cash.

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sldgrayc29 January 28 2014 at 10:37 PM

I'm all for beating the system but you gotta pay the piper when u fuc up

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iquniverse January 28 2014 at 8:03 PM

Hidden in some of the comments made on sites like this is the key to settling the national debt. Tax stupidity !

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Mike January 28 2014 at 3:12 PM

Regardless, the judge screwed up and there will be no doubt she will sue and she will win. I live in clark county and they need to do something about this judge.

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dashdzl January 28 2014 at 11:42 AM

I guess there was no order of, or order in the court.

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netmgr3190 January 29 2014 at 12:23 AM

Good Luck, the correctional facility was following the Judge's Order, they are not liable. The Judge is at Fault, and by statute the Judges are immune from lawsuit. So she will have to prove that the governing body had knowledge, or should have had knowledge that the female was beyond release date.

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David January 28 2014 at 11:44 AM

After reading a few comments posted here.... I agree with some. Our courts are getting to the point where it seems like a free for all and being detained "until further notice" will become the norm. In many cases the time does not fit the crimes. We need change in this country and it has happened from the far left and sadly we are only going to get more of the same. Courts without limits, judges with autonomy and the Feds changing the laws to fit the future they see. Time to move with Kanya to that island he wants.

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dollibug January 28 2014 at 2:49 PM

For those of you who have NEVER been put in such a *situation* or had a friend who went through something like this.....YOU HAVE NO CLUE*****the Judicial System is so very BROKEN. Things happen so fast in court, NO ONE CAN KEEP UP WITH WHAT SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT HAPPEN. I think someone will *FIND AN EXCUSE* for allowing the error to happen. They all cover each others backs. I bet she tried to *TELL SOMEONE* as well and NO ONE WOULD LISTEN TO HER. MANY THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN EVERY DAY.

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kitsnkats11 dollibug January 28 2014 at 3:18 PM

I agree. All you have to do is look funny at a cop and they can make your life a living hell.

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rob January 28 2014 at 12:28 PM

Id like to know how 100 days equals 5 months????

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