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    I have a relative who served time for aggravated burglary when he was in his late teens. Awful crime. He's the most fabulous guy now. He grew up, changed his life and is a doting father and husband.

    It would depend on the crime (no to sex offenders or anything to do with children) and also depend on how long ago the crime had been committed and the circumstances surrounding that person's life then and now.

    Some people are capable of change.

    Oh, and they'd have to be honest with me about it as soon as reasonably possible in the relationship.

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    Depends on the crime. Those who say it's really difficult to be imprisoned - perhaps not for much longer. If you look up the Adelaide man who was almost imprisoned due to the new laws in the building industry & ABCC, you will realise things are changing He was very close to being imprisoned for not attending a meeting with the ABCC after he and work collegues left the site due to it being unsafe!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Yep I must be shallow. I would not be with someone capable of ending a life so easily.
    Yes this person ended a life. Well the footpath did actually! But it was not easy....nor is the fact that he has to live with that fact for the rest of his life!

    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I'm not a lawyer but I've had lots of contact with the legal system (not me personally lol but thru work) and ime those sorts of cases they don't go to jail. They get a suspended sentence bc they take into account he was trying to protect her, the person that died provocated it etc etc.

    Something like that, I probably would overlook. But let's be honest, how many people in jail have actually been sent for this sort of situation?a tiny percentage.
    I know of ONE.....my brother. I guess it depends on the type of legal representation you get and what people will come forward to say on your behalf. Yes he should have got a suspended sentance, but he didn't. So because of that, he now has a history of being in Jail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticme View Post
    I know of ONE.....my brother. I guess it depends on the type of legal representation you get and what people will come forward to say on your behalf. Yes he should have got a suspended sentance, but he didn't. So because of that, he now has a history of being in Jail.
    That's very sad, I'm sorry to hear that.... and yes, imo he should have got a suspended sentence. I liken it to women that kill their husbands in self defence after years of abuse....

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    That's very sad, I'm sorry to hear that.... and yes, imo he should have got a suspended sentence. I liken it to women that kill their husbands in self defence after years of abuse....
    Yes it is unfair. But he has done his time and now trying to get on with his life. Thanks


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    So would you date someone who has previously been to jail?
    I believe people are capable of change so if they did so, then yes.

    But if they continued to see the same people on the outside and follow the same kind of lifestyle? Hell no.

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    Unless that person is up front and honest you would never know.

    It would entirely depend on the crime for me. Hurting women/children would be a deal breaker. As would stealing...I hate thieves.

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    Yeah I know a guy who got in a fight who was sentenced for over a year. He didn't just go up and bash the other guy, it was a fight, they were both willing participants, it was an ongoing family feud. But the one I know came out on top and the other guy ended up being quite sick (hes fine now). If it were my child or husband that had hurt someone like that I would be sickened to be honest, and I really fel for the other guy. But the one who went to jail had no priors, hes not a violent person by nature. I was very surprised he didn't get a suspended sentence. He is not a bad person and I would date someone like him.

    Also in NT and WA they used to have mandatory sentencing, meaning the magistrate had no discretion over sentencing, if you were on your third property offence, you automatically go to jail. Many people went to jail for the most ridiculous crimes (ie stealing a chocolate bar). It was horrible.

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    No way in hell.


 

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