Dharun Ravi Trial: The Breakdown

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Ravi Had Been Offered a Plea Deal

Before the trial Ravi turned down a plea deal that would have given him no jail time, no threat of deportation, and only probation and community service. Ravi rejected the offer because he reportedly refused to plead guilty to the bias charge. He reportedly felt that was unjust and unfair, so he went to trial on principal because of the hate crime counts.

Appeal?

He can appeal his conviction, although he's not likely to succeed on appeal since this was a finding of fact by a jury, which is hard to challenge.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 21.

BREAKDOWN OF THE COUNTS (Source: Newark Star Ledger)

COUNT 1 4th Degree Invasion of Privacy, related to Tyler Clementi:GUILTY 4th Degree Invasion of Privacy, related to Clementi's guest, M.B.: GUILTY (Observed Clementi/M.B. in sexual contact without their consent on Sept. 19) If Guilty, jury proceeds to count 2; if Not Guilty, jury skips count 2 and proceeds to count 3

COUNT 2 3rd Degree Bias Intimidation (For 4th Degree Invasion of Privacy charge on Sept. 19) • Invasion of Privacy with the purpose to intimidate Tyler Clementi because of sexual orientation: ACQUITTED • Invasion of Privacy with the purpose to intimidate M.B. because of sexual orientation:ACQUITTED • Invasion of Privacy, knowing that the conduct constituting invasion of privacy would cause Tyler Clementi to be intimidated because of sexual orientation: ACQUITTED • Invasion of Privacy, knowing that the conduct constituting invasion of privacy would cause M.B. to be intimidated because of sexual orientation: ACQUITTED • Invasion of Privacy, under circumstances that caused Tyler Clementi to be intimidated, and considering the manner in which the offense was committed, Clementi reasonably believed that he was selected to be the target of the offense because of sexual orientation: GUILTY

COUNT 3 3rd Degree Invasion of Privacy, related to Tyler Clementi: GUILTY 3rd Degree Invasion of Privacy, related to M.B.: GUILTY (Activated webcam so other people could view Clementi/M.B. in sexual contact on Sept 19.) If Guilty, jury proceeds to count 4; if Not Guilty, jury skips count 4 and proceeds to count 5

COUNT 4 2nd Degree Bias Intimidation (For 3rd Degree Invasion of Privacy charge on Sept. 19) • Invasion of Privacy, with the purpose to intimidate Tyler Clementi because of sexual orientation:ACQUITTED • Invasion of Privacy, with the purpose to intimidate M.B. because of sexual orientation:ACQUITTED • Invasion of Privacy, knowing that the conduct constituting invasion of privacy would cause Tyler Clementi to be intimidated because of sexual orientation: GUILTY • Invasion of Privacy, knowing that the conduct constituting invasion of privacy would cause M.B. to be intimidated, because of sexual orientation: ACQUITTED • Invasion of Privacy, under circumstances that caused Tyler Clementi to be intimidated, and considering the manner in which the offense was committed, Clementi reasonably believed that he was selected to be the target of the offense because of sexual orientation: GUILTY

COUNT 5 4th Degree Attempted Invasion of Privacy, related to Tyler Clementi: GUILTY 4th Degree Attempted Invasion of Privacy, related to M.B.: GUILTY (Tried to observe Clementi/M.B. in sexual contact without their consent on Sept. 21) If Guilty, jury proceeds to count 6; if Not Guilty, jury skips count 6 and proceeds to count 7

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