Amanda Linscott Got Reduced Charges

Amanda Linscott, showing injury form the incident

Amanda Linscott, showing injury form the incident

Amanda Linscott, the young woman in Charlotte County who gained media notoriety for allegedly pulling a gun during sex in a moving vehicle, resolved her case this week. The state had initially picked up armed robbery charges. She contested, claiming that she was the victim of a beating, and had injuries to support her claim. She potentially could have asserted a stand your ground defense. The issues in the case were enough to convince the parties to negotiate, and she plead no contest to the greatly reduced charge of Aggravated Assault. She was sentenced to 3 years of probation, with assorted fines, fees etc., and the court withheld adjudication. That means she will not be a convicted felon for this offense if she successfully completes her probation. The state made an offer attractive enough to convince her to plea instead of the risk of a 10-20-Life prison sentence if she was unsuccessful at trial.

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