CA: Prosecutor Labels Homeless Registrant Accused as ‘Nuisance’ in Attempt to Get Him Extraordinary Jail Sentence – Judge Disagrees

Source: 4/25/23

WOODLAND, CA – Deputy District Attorney Preston Schaub accused a homeless man of being a “nuisance” and “burden to the community” last Friday during a sentencing hearing here in Yolo County Superior Court in an apparent attempt to convince Judge Tom Dyer to issue an abnormally severe sentence.

Judge Dyer didn’t bite, sentencing the man to probation as long as he abides by court’s conditions.

The accused had pleaded no contest to misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance earlier this month, and DDA Schaub tried to use the accused’s prior convictions and status as homeless to persuade the court to issue an unusual sentence.

“He is not very consistent with registering with his 290 [sex offender] status,” DDA Schaub said. “He continues to be essentially a nuisance for the Woodland Community and the Woodland Police Department.”

Judge Dyer sentenced the accused to only one year of summary probation if he is searchable and testing for controlled substances, complies with registration, does not violate probation, and does not break any laws. If the accused does not follow those requirements, he will serve 45 days in jail.

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Finally the truth comes out. People are on the registry because they are a “nuisance” and “burden to the community”. This is how these clowns view “sex offenders”. These registries serve no real purpose and must be repealed.

Yes, you’re right, you are wasting valuable resources trying to track down someone for daring to not register. However will society function if this homeless man doesn’t register every 30 days?

Of course if you jail him, it’ll ONLY cost tax payers about $100,000 a year for the grave crime of not registering.

It’s amazing how much time and money we continue to waste making every day life illegal for a subset of society.

No drug should be illegal. They aren’t in free countries.

But that would take away a means for big government to harass homeless people like this man.

And the requirement to “Register” with the criminal regime frequently – f*ck that. Nothing but out-of-control big government.

I think this guy needs to know where the DDA lives and then he should live right in front of his house. That would be perfect. Then the a***** could take the guy to go “Register” with the criminal regime all the time. That is what a***** who support Registries deserve.

The DDA is the same in return and a waste of tax payer money! Fire him!

See this is what Janice observed the other day. These judges are just getting tired of all the mythology. It’s not working anymore.

One of the problems is that there are many judges (likely the majority) who begin their careers working as prosecutors. In my county (Fresno), this is the case. There are possibly 4 or 5 judges who were former criminal defense attorneys, and some who came from corporate law firms, but the majority were either former DDA’s or AUSA’s. Many smaller counties in California are much the same. It’s the “culture” from which they come that is the problem. They’ve arrived as a judge (either by election or appt. by the Governor) by adhering to the “tough on crime” dogma, as is reflected by this DDA in Yolo County. Don’t be surprised if he makes “judge” some day.

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Davtayan added, “We were able to have a doctor evaluate him and she said that he has a lot of deficiencies and short-term memory and that is a very big cause of why he “oftentimes” forgets to register.”

Oftentimes forgets to register? And this man is not in jail? He must have nine lives. Maybe I should move to Yolo County. Forgetting to register is never an option in my state. You’re going to jail, period! Regardless of mental lapses, drug use or whatever a lawyer would cook up on his client. I would seriously advise this person to get off the junk..especially now that he’s on probation. But I predict that he’ll keep using the junk, violate a lot of probationary rules by “forgetting” what he needs to do, and he’ll end up in jail anyways.

Its not a crime to be homeless. What is a crime is the government causing registrants to be homeless. If he’s such a burden on the community, why not open up programs to help him? The bigger burdens on society are all these people who bilk the system for food stamps while having 10 kids by 12 different fathers while driving Cadillacs. I would much rather my tax dollars go to people who sincerely want to better themselves than some low life who gets more food stamps for having more kids and then sells the food stamps for half price in order to buy crack and meth.
I know a lot of PFRs, and not one of them has ever told me he doesn’t want to have a better life.