Monday, April 9, 2018

My nephew, Noah Hayes Shuler, pleads guilty to speeding up to 88 mph and receives sentence of six months unsupervised probation and fine of $90.50


Noah Hayes Shuler
Noah Hayes Shuler, my nephew and the son of my lawyer-brother David Shuler, pleaded guilty last Friday to exceeding the posted speed limit by 20-25 mph. Noah was clocked last May 22 driving up to 88 mph in a 60 zone on U.S. 65 near Springfield, Missouri. It took more than 10 months for the case to be resolved.

Judge Jerry Harmison handed down a suspended imposition of sentence (SIS), with six months of unsupervised probation, and a requirement that Noah engage with the Missouri Driver Improvement Program (DIP) within 90 days, plus costs. Harmison also imposed a fine of $90.50. (The speeding ticket is embedded at the end of this post.)

Is this softball treatment for the son of a lawyer? We will let you make that call. Noah pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor, and here is how we described such offenses and possible punishments in an earlier post:

Class B misdemeanors in Missouri include driving while intoxicated and first-degree trespassing, and they carry a possible punishment of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

So, Noah pleaded guilty to an offense that is the equivalent of a DUI, and he faced possible punishment of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 -- but he got off with six months of unsupervised probation, and a fine of $90.50. I'm not sure that even qualifies as a wrist slap.

No wonder my brother sought a change of judge early in the case. The original judge in Noah's case was J. Ronald Carrier, and I suspect he has a history of treating drunk drivers and wild-ass speeders with less leniency than Harmison showed in Noah's case.

As we explained in a recent post, the speeding case was one of three pending charges against Noah, age 19, and all had hearing dates within roughly a month of each other. Here is a summary of the charges Noah was facing:

(1) Speeding (exceeded speed limit by 20-25 mph), May 22, 2017, Springfield, MO -- next court date: April 6, 2018;

(2) Possession of drug paraphernalia, Dec., 30, 2017, Sparta, MO -- next court date: April 12, 2018;

(3) Operating a vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility, Feb. 25, 2018 -- court date: March 20, 2018.

Item No. 1 now has been disposed of. Items 2 and 3 have disappeared from the public records at case.net, so it's hard to know about their status. The title of the No. 3 offense is a glorified term for driving without proof of insurance. That's a relatively minor matter, and probably has been taken care of with a fine or something similar.

As for No. 2, it's odd that Noah's drug-paraphernalia charge has disappeared from case.net, but his girlfriend (Aubrynne Russell) has a speeding charge from the same incident that still appears. It is set for hearing at 1:30 p.m. on April 12 at Sparta Municipal Court. Her lawyer is Russell Dempsey, the same lawyer Noah has for his drug-paraphernalia case. Is it wise for her to have the same lawyer as Noah, especially in a case where there could be questions about the owner of the drug-related items? I'd say no, but that decision obviously rests with Ms. Russell. One wonders if she has one or more capable parents who can help guide her through this.

Speaking of parents, David Shuler took a number of curious actions in his son's cases that suggest he gamed the system -- one perhaps could also use the term "conned the court" -- to help Noah receive a soft landing from his legal troubles. We will examine that issue in an upcoming post.


(To be continued)






18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why have you failed to examine the veracity of the police reports in this and other cases involving your nephew? (Boy Uncle Roger! You sure are a great guy!)

For someone who consistently insists that the cops are lying when it comes to his own legal troubles, you seem to be quite content to take the man's accounts at face value.

Could it be because you're a paranoid asshole who enjoys twisting a knife into a young man? Or something along those lines?

legalschnauzer said...

Noah could have demanded a trial and challenged the veracity of the police report, but he didn't. He pleaded guilty. That pretty much takes care of the veracity issue.

I assume you are capable of reading the post and seeing that Noah pleaded guilty? In this instance, Noah essentially content to take the cop's account, and that's what I reported.

Don't let the facts get in the way of your agenda.

Anonymous said...

You're a paranoid asshole who looks under every rock for someone responsible for the miserable failure that you call your life. You won't find that person. That person does not exist. It's just you. Only you. All you.

legalschnauzer said...

Hah! Getting a little desperate aren't we? Noah's guilty plea makes me a "paranoid asshole"? You're obsession has gotten to the point where you no longer make sense.

Anonymous said...

See my comment on following story. I'm not obsessed. I'm paid. Paid to piss you off. I'm good at my job.

Anonymous said...

Someone is paying you for that drivel? Lord, they are getting taken to the cleaners. I've seen salamanders produce better "literature" than that. Heck, a ground squirrel in the back yard writes some of my comments -- he doesn't charge, and his stuff is way better than yours.

Anonymous said...

Hey, dumb shit at 7:02. The kid entered a guilty plea, so he agrees with the officer's account. Are you too stupid to figure that out?

Anonymous said...

@7:48 --

So your parents raised a troll. They must be so proud.

Anonymous said...

Wait, I thought Noah couldn't do anything wrong. But he pleaded guilty as charged? Wow.

Anonymous said...

I thought Daddy entered a not guilty plea for Noah at first. I wondered how he was going to get around the fact a cop clocked the kid at 88 mph. I guess Daddy couldn't figure a way out of that.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Noah had dope with him when he was stopped for speeding, but the highway patrolman didn't smell anything, so didn't search the car.

Anonymous said...

@7:02 --

Is there something about a guilty plea that you don't understand?

Anonymous said...

innocent people plead guilty all the time in order to put a matter behind them. you are all cruel assholes. this kid is not a criminal. he's a kid who does kid things. he drives too fast -- DID NONE OF YOU HERE EVER DRIVE TOO FAST? he smokes weed -- NO WEED SMOKERS HERE I GUESS! You're hypocrites, and assholes, and just fucking mean.

Before I go, would one of Roger's fans (assuming that at least one or two of you are real and not 'anonymous' stand-ins for himself) please weigh in on how this lunatic makes a living? It's my understanding -- correct me if I'm wrong -- that he lives off the public trough. Those are my tax dollars he's eating. It's clear he has the time, energy, and other wherewithal to do his research and write his hateful bullshit blog. So why no job?

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Anonymous said...

@10:06 --

Stupid comment. You seriously think the cop mistakenly clocked Noah at going 28 mph over the speed limit? You seriously think Noah let the case drag on for 10 months, and then pleaded guilty just to "put it behind him." Whether anyone else has driven too fast or smoked weed is not the point. That doesn't excuse Noah's behavior; he's the one who got caught, in this instance. He will get away with plenty of stuff, probably already has, but he didn't get away with it this time. So cry me a river that a rich, spoiled white boy has a record.

Anonymous said...

@10:06 --

How do you know LS doesn't have a job or "lives at the public trough"? I know he's stated that he's paid taxes for 35-plus years, which probably means he's around 60. So how many years have you been paying taxes? It's more likely that you are sucking off his tax dollars than the other way around.

Mr. Schnauzer's email address is on the front page of the blog, so why don't you show some balls and ask him these questions yourself. He's also published his phone number on here many times. Grow a pair and call him.

Anonymous said...

@10:06 --

I'd say Noah Shuler, with his mini crime spree, has been eating up your tax dollars as much as anyone else.

Anonymous said...

Let me guess: The Noah apologists consider themselves to be "pro life." They get worked up about the life of a fetus, but they care not about the lives that could be wiped out from Noah driving like a bat out of hell.

Anonymous said...

Noah's offense -- to which he pled guilty -- is the equivalent of a DUI for a reason. It's extremely dangerous and threatening to others.

Noah's parents apparently didn't teach him to care about others. Maybe a few swift kicks in the pants from the justice system will do the job at which they failed so miserably.