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YOUNGSTOWN Loud music charge is 7th



Published: Tue, April 23, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



YOUNGSTOWN -- Lamar Adams will dance to the music in court -- again.

Adams, 20, of Granite Street, has agreed to plead no contest to a charge of loud music. It's his seventh loud music charge and sixth conviction. A previous charge, his sixth, is still pending,

Adams entered into the agreement Monday before Municipal Court Judge Robert Milich. A jury trial on the charge was to begin today before the judge. Sentencing was set for 8:45 a.m. June 19.

The prosecutor's office will recommend a $600 fine under the terms of the agreement, the maximum fine allowed, and a 30-day jail sentence. An additional 30 days in jail would be suspended. A sixty-day sentence is the maximum jail term under the city's ordinance.

Also under the agreement, Adams would enter a plea to a charge of having no operator's license. No proposed penalty was set for the traffic charge.

He had been charged with driving under suspension and loud music Dec. 19 on the city's South Side. His license had been suspended due to a lack of insurance. Under the agreement, he'll comply with the insurance provision.

Judge Milich has agreed to accept the plea, but not necessarily the sentencing recommendation, according to court documents.

A pre-sentence investigation will also be made that will help determine Adams' sentence.

A sixth charge has been pending before Municipal Court Judge Robert A. Douglas Jr. since last July. The judge has said a constitutional issue has been raised in the case. His bailiff said Monday a ruling is expected soon.

Adams's loud music convictions to date have cost him $1,600.




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