- April 16 will come and go, and Bill Schmalfeldt will not go to jail.
- Bill Schmalfeldt will spin this fact as a complete victory and vindication. He will be wrong.
- Bill Schmalfeldt will leave the courtroom on April 16 with a criminal conviction on his record.
- I offer no prediction on whether a sentence for his conviction will be handed down on that date.
- When his sentence is handed down, he will be fined $300 or less. He may be sentenced to 10 days in jail, but this sentence will be suspended.
- Bill will also spin this as a complete victory and vindication. Again, he will be wrong.
- The most important part of the sentence will be probation. It will likely be for 90 days, but could be as high as 6 months.
- Terms of the probation will not take away his internet privileges, but will forbid him from posting anything online that has anything to do with WJJ Hoge III or any member of his family.
- He will violate probation within 30 days.
- The violation will be documented and reported, but nothing will happen.