No, the plea was formally entered on Aug 14. His lawyers accepted it and he was found guilty and convicted the day the judge accepted his self-conviction on Aug 19.thank you for making this point...
his plea was formally entered on January 29th, 2020 and sentenced rendered
that is clearly specified in the linked filing
it was also clearly specified in the August 19th appearance that the Decemeber 10th
hearing was scheduled for the purposes of formally entering the plea, conviction, and
rendering of sentence. the documents say as much...I have linked and quoted them
the only thing that happened in August was the submission of a plea agreement
January 29, was sentencing and enforcement of the judgement and earlier conviction. Basically just formalizing his sentence of 1 yr probation and 400 hrs of community service.
NO WHERE in the judgement doc does it mention conviction. That was already determined in the final plea agreement where conviction is mentioned MULTIPLE times, that I quoted and linked to earlier.
We bet on conviction ONLY. If Clinesmith plead NOT GUILTY, it would've gone to trial and THEN he would get a "judgement of conviction" if found guilty after his plea of not guilty. You might of won if he plead not guilty and trial went on after Sept 30.
Once he plead guilty, his lawyers and the judge formally accepted it on Aug 19, 2020, all that was left was sentencing.
That takes weeks, months, sometimes years.
The judgement doc lists his guilty date (conviction) as Aug. 14, 2020.
Bet was solely on conviction. Not judgement or sentencing dates. This judgement doc just formalized his sentence. He was judged guilty long prior, by his own admission and accepted by judge back in August.