Billy Lane Trial Update

Billy Lane’s pending manslaughter charge revolves around the results of his blood test. The State of Florida was not allowed to view the results of the tests ordered by Lane’s defense and therefore has now sent the blood work to another expert. , State Attorney Tom Brown says that the DUI case is getting closer to a trial date still to be set. Billy Lane has the option to avoid trial by plea to jail time. If the case goes to trial, and if Billy Lane would be found guilty, Florida law states that the maximum sentence is 15 years jail time. Billy is also facing a civil lawsuit filed by the passenger in his truck at the time of the accident.

68 Responses to “Billy Lane Trial Update”

  1. 1 Gar Oct 23rd, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Plea this case out Billy and go do your time. Stop the legal wrangling and cut your losses. You screwed up and and killed a man. It is time to be a man and pay the piper.

    Gar Out

  2. 2 Pitbull Oct 23rd, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Like the old saying goes, if you do the crime, you do the time.

    Pay for your mistakes like the rest of us!

  3. 3 XLL Oct 23rd, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Must be agonizing to wait for more than 2 years for a trial…or plea bargain. Good luck to you Billy.

  4. 4 Wolf Oct 23rd, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    It has to end. All the ones involved need closure.

  5. 5 Gar Oct 23rd, 2008 at 5:55 pm


    Poor fucking Billy he has had to wait, at his attorney’s request, for his day in court —- it must be agonizing for him! He most likely has trouble sleeping at night —- after all, all he did was get liquored up and have a small, little, insignificant fender bender. Have you forgotten that the great Billy Lane killed a man and seriously injured a passenger in his own car in this little fender bender? Poor fucking Billy! I hope he gets the full 15 years —- he deserves it!

    Gar Out

  6. 6 Laney Oct 23rd, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Billy is much too fine to be locked up!

  7. 7 Doc Robinson Oct 24th, 2008 at 7:22 am

    Whoa Gar and other Billy knockers! Have you never f*cked up? Ever? Ever read the good book? “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone”. If you ever have the priviledge of meeting Billy you’ll find that he is a really nice guy who made a costly mistake, one that – but for some good luck – most of us could have made at one time in our lives or another. And who among us wouldn’t try to minimize any penalty that might be coming our way? C’mon, get real, you know you’d fight it to the best of your ability. What good to anybody is a locked down bro? Zilch. As for delivering a verdict and passing sentence as Gar has, without knowing the full facts, well Gar has displayed his ignorance and bias for all to see. Gar out? Good. Stay out eh? You won’t be missed.

  8. 8 Marilyn Stemp Oct 24th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    You nailed it Doc. There but for the grace of God go any of us. I wish Billy only the best outcome from an undeniably awful situation – for everyone concerned.

  9. 9 Wayne Oct 24th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    We all have our cross to bear. We all should be held accountable for our mistakes, no matter who we may be. I am also gald that people here on earth WON’T be our final judge.

  10. 10 Wayne Oct 24th, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Sorry for my bad spelling…. should have been ( glad ) and not gald. Sometimes I just need to slow down.

  11. 11 madpuppy Oct 24th, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Doc Robinson and Marilyn Stemp , Good posts, and I agree with the both of you.

  12. 12 Rogue Oct 24th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    The case against Billy is more about who he is than what happened.
    Please Everyone remember that the person that died was drunk and pulled out into traffic. That is certainally a contributing factor that needs to be considered.
    I think that Billy should use any means possible to stay out of prison. I would and so would everyone reading this.
    As far as law suits, they are being settled and the family of the person that died got A LOT OF MONEY and I am sure others will as well.
    There is nothing to be gained by Billy being jailed IF He Is Found Guilty!
    I would think if he was to do public service and talk about what has happened to his life over this incident that it would have a favorible impact on others and make people think about driving after consuming alcohol.
    I realize that what happened to Billy could very well have happened to me and I will say it certainally changed my thinking about riding and or driving after drinking. Hopefully it will others as well.

  13. 13 Donnie Oct 24th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    I agree with Rogue. Great comment.

  14. 14 Unknown Oct 24th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Billy is innocent until proven guilty. If he is guilty, jail will not help anyone or anything. Community service would be the best sentence (the family already got ton of money from Dodge).

  15. 15 Gar Oct 24th, 2008 at 10:40 am


    For your information I do know Billy and have known him for over 10 years now. In those 10 years it hasn’t been often that I have seen Billy sober! What were the questions of the crowd on the Biker Build Offs Shows —- “What beer does Billy drink?” — The crowd screams back “Corona” — what does that tell you?

    While you are quoting the bible maybe you should quote the Sixth Commandment referencing the item of “Thou shall not kill” …… and I would add to that Commandment “while you are driving drunk!”

    Billy is a nice guy and a talented builder but that will not, nor should not, make him above the law and/or the penalties of the law. Billy has a right to his day in court just as everyone in this country does and I am sure that day will eventually come. FYI: In this country there is a law know as the “Speedy Trial Act”, if Billy truly wanted his day in court, sooner rather than later, all his attorney would have had to have done was to file for the Speedy Trial and they would have had to take him to court within 180 days of that filing. Seems that is not the case. The stalling by his legal team is simply a matter of settling the law suits by the family (which has been settled) and with his female passenger in hopes that a few bucks will calm the testimony of both somewhat before a jury. Also time has a way of letting things settle and lessening the severity of the incident in the eyes of some.

    Billy has been arrested several times for DUI so this is nothing new. The only difference this time is someone has been killed at his hands.

    The bottom line here is this: How would you feel if Billy had killed your Father, Brother, Son, Uncle of Grandfather or any family member of yours? I would bet you would not be so eager to forget or forgive the drunk driver how killed your loved one! Billy should do some jail time how much time will be up to a Judge.

    Gar Out

  16. 16 Gar Oct 24th, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Note: The “how” should have been “who” ….. OK so I can’t type worth a damn.

    Gar Out

  17. 17 Knucklehead Oct 24th, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Most all post are correct. I’d hire the best too. But if you do the crime ya got to do the time. Now for the fans of poor Billy. It sounds as if it were Billy run over by Gerald you want ruthless Jerry’s head.

  18. 18 Conrad Nicklus Oct 24th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Doc Robinson.

    Whether Gar has met Billy or not that doesnt mean anything. I have met Billy and have spoken with him more times than I can count. That meakes NO difference here. He is a great guy and an intelligent man aswell BUT he may be nice and smart bu HE KILLED AN INNOCENT MAN. I mean come on, it is time to pay for his mistake and move on. Its him that has to live with his mistake and he should also pay for this mistake even as costly as it is. Hell maybe by the time he comes back from jail the market will be back up and going.

  19. 19 Huggie Oct 24th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    If any of you have talked to Billy lately, you would know that he has not drank alcohol since the accident. I think this accident has had some positive results. This year at the Smokeout, there was a bus to take anyone to their hotel if they had too much to drink. I’ve never seen that at a bike event before.
    There was a picture in one of the Florida newspapers of Billy and his mother talking to Gerald Morelocks brother. Apparently they have been talking about what could be done to make something possitive come out of this, according to the newspaper article.

  20. 20 Kenny Oct 24th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    FYI saw Billy Lane next to Cyril at a party (Fusion) last weekend during Biketoberfest. Both drinking soda.

  21. 21 harry Oct 24th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I believe if you make a mistake, then you need to own up to it. With that said, here is my two cents: If (or when) he goes to court and finds out whether he is found guilty or innocent, then it will get dealt with. I am pretty sure that they won’t throw the book at him if he is found guilty and sentenced afterwards. If he is like most decent human beings that have a conscience, I am sure that this tragic situation will haunt him for a long time, if not forever, it won’t matter if he is in prison for 2 months or 2 lifetimes, still won’t bring Gerry Morelock back to his family. If he is found guilty, he will do his time and pay his debt to society. Hopefully everyone will find some peace in this otherwise horrible and chaotic situation.

  22. 22 Doc Robinson Oct 24th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Good one Gar. Not. You’ve now gone on public record testifying that Billy is an habitual drunkard. This stuff gets around and now you have thoughtlessly (hopefullt thoughtlessly) publically testified that Billy has been a drunkard for the past decade. Mmnnn . . . won’t the prosecution love that! As for the Corona call in the build offs, c’mon man, thats a marketing hi jink with no connection to the reality of how much Billy drinks, or doesn’t. Geez …. Please, stay out of this one.

  23. 23 RedNeck Oct 24th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Billy Lane is no different than you or me. This is not because he has been on TV a couple of times and knows how to bend a gastank that he is above the law. He is NOT a celebrity and he shouldn’t treated any different than you or me.
    That being said, he shouldn’t treated worse to make an example and send a message to the biking community because he was on TV and is/was supposed to be a role model. And he shouldn’t be treated better because he was “famous” for a couple of years. Cutting his hair and drinking water in front of everybody, doesn’t fool anybody, especially a judge.
    He should assume his responsibilities at the same level that if it was you or me who had killed an innnocent bystander. Nothing more, nothing less.

  24. 24 James(Kiwi) Oct 24th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    I do not think a public blog is the place to put a man on trial.chances are not all of the facts are known by any of the individuals making comments.
    Personaly, I have no opinion as I know not all the facts.

    Take care all.
    For the grace of God there goeth I.


  25. 25 Gar Oct 24th, 2008 at 5:56 pm


    Let me say two words to you: Hearsay Evidence …… surely you understand that without the need to provide you with the legal definition.

    If a Prosecutor is worth his salt he could call any one of thousands of people to testify to the antics of Billy over the years so my comments here mean nothing.

    I truly like Billy and I wish him well. This is a tragic situation he has put himself and many others in and hopefully it works out well for everyone. As I have said before, if Billy is convicted of this crime (and make no mistake about it, this is a crime), it will take an act of Congress to keep Billy from doing at least some time behind bars. Hopefully this has straightened Billy up some and maybe saved his life …. who knows?

    Gar Out

  26. 26 Jeff Nicklus Oct 24th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    To All,

    Let’s take a deep breath here and try and remember that we are still in the United States of America and as such everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Billy for almost 15 years now and I will be the first to say that Billy is one hell of a nice guy and a very talented artisan. Sure Billy may like to party some but whom among us can not say but by the Grace of God there go I? Not me for sure.

    It is a tragedy that this accident has taken place and I am sure we can all agree that our deepest sorrows go out to family of the man killed. I am sure that if Billy could reset the clock to two minutes before the accident thereby having an opportunity to live time over again he would do so and avoid the accident, unfortunately that can not be done. Things are what they are and now is the time for him, not any of us, to deal with the situation.

    If Billy is indeed convicted of this crime I am sure the Judge in the case will determine what a fair and just sentence will be for him. Until then why don’t we give this matter a rest and let the legal system sort it all out?

    Over & Out,


  27. 27 Rodent Oct 24th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Guilty untill proven beyond a shadow of a doubt innocent

  28. 28 mike x Oct 24th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    GAR, i nominate you “the stupidest shit spewing mother fucker on the BEST motorcycle blog site in the world” Congratulations you monkey ass ! I would love to see your odometer , bet is says a small number . you gotta be even funny lookin as well , wrong guy ALWAYS gets taken out by a left turning asshole in a car. Think about it ! (what it means stupid, is that maybe it should have been you instead of all the cool people that are no longer around) fuck you asshole! you dont know bill , you dont know shit! ” Mccain is the one, who is the nigger! Just like Bush. me.

  29. 29 harry Oct 25th, 2008 at 12:43 am

    mike x–leave the racial shit alone. There isn’t a need for it here. If you think and believe that way, that is your business but keep that noise to yourself. Your post lacks any substance and reasoning whatsoever. Stay off the bud and whipits and clear your mind. People might not always like what Gar has to say but it usually makes sense and remains logical. You on the other hand have accomplished neither.

  30. 30 Bo Oct 25th, 2008 at 9:36 am

    You are right. We are still in the United States of America. Here is where you are wrong though…everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Don’t know if you have ever been charged for any misdemeanor or felony but let me tell you. You are treated and looked at as a criminal before heareing or trial. This is just the way it is here in the United States today.

  31. 31 Gar Oct 25th, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Mike X,

    Dude, you seriously need to get back on your medication, seriously. After the meds kick in your second course of action should be to get enrolled in some form of formal education —- you know like 8th grade for example. It would do you a world of good!

    Also the reason I am not voting for Osama Obama has nothing to do with his skin color, it has to do with his political views. I will say this slowly so you can understand this: He is a socialist ! End of story.

    Gar Out

  32. 32 harry Oct 25th, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Gar, I think that Mike X was a product of bad social engeineering; way too spoiled and never disciplined, never taught right from wrong and not working for your keep in this world, but most of your socalists/dems/libs are that way as well.

  33. 33 Jeff Nicklus Oct 25th, 2008 at 11:29 am


    No, I can’t say that I have ever been charged with any crime other than Traffic Citations (had my fair share of those) so No I can’t comment on the treatment one might receive from our Boys in Blue.

    What I can say though is no matter how you are looked upon by law enforcement you will still get your day in court and, in the eyes of the law, we are “presumed innocent until proven guilty”. At the end of the day our system of laws is what separates us from the rest of the world!

    Over & Out,


  34. 34 Gator Oct 25th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    I will agree with Gar since he isn’t voting for Osama Obama . Hang in there Gar

  35. 35 Joseph Mielke Oct 25th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I am no angel and I’m capable of making snap judgements about things like anyone else, and my opinion I guess has no bearing on what the future holds for this situation. Hell, my opinion has changed since the whole ordeal started to unfold. So I’ll not add to the banter.

    However all the people involved in the accident made choices which led to the outcome. They did not make “mistakes”. You would have to assume they didn’t know right from wrong if you are to believe that any of them made a “mistake”.

    I think we could all agree that both drivers made choices that night. Both made poor choices. I’ve done it too. These men’s choices had consequences, one man died. Now society should trust the system to give Billy his day in court and allow him to use his lawyer to plead his case. We have to assume if the other man had not died he would have his day in court too.


  36. 36 DUNCAN @ LUCKYCHARM Oct 27th, 2008 at 12:50 pm


  37. 37 ladyjeffgordon24 Oct 27th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    It is most definitely time to get this trial on he books and over. Billy does deserve his day in court and should be ready to go to jail to do his time for killing a man.

  38. 38 Biker Bob Oct 28th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    A man was killed a few months ago in Wichita, KS., the drunk driver is getting a 5 year sentence. I wonder if being a celebrity and all the publicity has contributed to Billys likely fifteen year sentence. I think that’s the part of this whole ordeal that seems unfair to me.

    Biker Bob

  39. 39 Mike Greenwald Oct 28th, 2008 at 12:54 am

    Had the “celebrity” status never existed, it would have been played up as a drunk versus drunk situation. In the old days they used to say that was a wash. Equal offense with two victims, one casualty, one survivor.

  40. 40 RedNeck Oct 28th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    I am not sure why everybody thinks Billy Lane is a celebrity. The fact that he has been on TV a couple of times, sold a couple of T-Shirts and signed some posters doesn’t make him a celebrity.
    Last time I checked he hasn’t been on TV for a long long time, barely builds bikes anymore and is just trying to avoid spending the next 10 years in jail.

    He is just a simple business owner with some issues. This guy is no different than you and me and will be probably treated the same way you and me would be in the same situation.
    I am sure he is doing his best to clean up his image and find solution. It doesn’t change the fact that he was drunk, lost control of his vehicle and killed someone. This happens everyday.
    No matter if you like the guy or not and appreciate his work, it doesn’t change the fact that a judge will look at all the info and make a decision. And if is impartial, he/she will not care if Billy Lane is a local “celebrity” or not. Let’s just hope that his business won’t suffer too much from all this.

  41. 41 Gar Oct 28th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    The argument that “Well hell they both were drunk so no harm no foul” is like using a defense in a murder case of “Well hell if the victim had moved out of the way my bullet it would not have killed him, it is therefore his fault I killed him”. My God! Not even Richard “Racehorse” Hanes could have made that argument work!

    Gar Out

  42. 42 jeff & Robbie Oct 28th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Lock him up and throw away the key!

  43. 43 Don Oct 28th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    It’s worth nothing to lock him up. Give him community service.

  44. 44 Mike Greenwald Oct 28th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Nice argument, Gar. I believe that has already been tried in courts and although I understand your point fully, the courts never equate death by bumper as equivalent to death by bullet.

  45. 45 Gar Oct 28th, 2008 at 5:13 pm


    Community service will do what? The absolute best Billy can expect, in my humble opinion, is Probation for 10-15 years and several thousand hours of community service and a stout fine. The worst he can expect is 15 years and a stout fine. More than likely once the Pre-Sentence Investigation is complete and if Billy comes back without a previous criminal record (?) he will more than likely receive a short County Jail sentence followed by the lengthy probation time, community service and don’t forget the fine.



    Gar Out.

  46. 46 MIKEOUT Oct 29th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Community service would be a joke. It comes down to the FACT that he drove drunk and killed someone! Is this a surprise? NO. When did anyone see him without a beer or bottle of Jack?
    Billy should be asked the question, What would you think would be a fair sentence if a drunk driver killed your brother Warren? Yes people, Billy has a brother that I’m sure he loves very much. The person that was killed was a brother to someone and he was a father. The justice system would not be right to just slap him on the wrist. For how many years has the words
    DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE! been on TV, Adds., just about everywhere we look. So if you drink and get behind the wheel, be ready to do the time in jail and pay all the fines that come with it. My advise is pack your bags Billy because you should to go to jail for a while. Just because he has been on TV doesn’t make him better than any one else.

  47. 47 Dave Nov 4th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Here’s my problem with sending Billy to jail: No benefit to anyone. Taxpayers pay for another inmate, people go on drinking and driving. Prison by itself does not benefit the community at large. Billy’s celebrity status in the custom world would give him a larger audience than the average joe. I’m not talking about some bullshit slap on the wrist, but some serious service to the community. Take a prison term and divide it up into service towards the community. Forget just letting him rot in jail. If Billy can help at all to discourage drinking and driving, than have him dedicate a major portion of his life to doing so.
    Also, two drunks involved in an accident is going to be looked at differently than a drunk hitting a sober person. That’s a fact..

  48. 48 Greg Hoeve Nov 7th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I will not pile on Mr. Lanes troubles. He has enough for sure. But here is a thought.


    As I said, I will not pick on Billy in particular, but I am tired as hell of hearing all the whining and crying for mercy for drunk fuck repeat offenders (DUI) who only realize the error of there ways after they kill another person/persons. This shit needs to stop. Party your ass off for all I care but crash on the floor of the house you are partying in, not on the damn road! To many drunks for to many years have got off easy from a misplaced sense of compassion. Where is the compassion for the innocent victim the next time said drunk fuck is on the road?

    Greg Hoeve
    EgoTripp Wheels

    P.S. Kiss my ass if you don’t agree with me!

  49. 49 Jeff Nicklus Nov 7th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Hey Greg,

    ……. so other than that Mrs. Lincoln how did you like the play?

    ……… and I am told I am confrontational! Jeeeezzzzz!

    Over & Out,


  50. 50 Greg Hoeve Nov 10th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Good Morning Jeff,

    Nice to hear from you again. I hope you are not suffering too much with this present economy as so many others are. I’m sorry, but I don’t get your reference to Mrs. Lincoln. I’m having a slow morning I guess. As to being confrontational, some things need to be confronted, No? Epidemic irresponsibility being one of them in whatever form it manifests itself . As I said, party if you want to, all you want to, but be responsible about it. You don’t have the right to ask for mercy when you keep making the same mistakes over and over and over again. You don’t have the right to recklessly endanger others for your little bit of “fun”.

    If you are one of these types of people, or constantly feel sorry for the perpetrator instead of the victim , then I will say it again to be clear.

    Kiss my ass and stay the )(*^)*(& away from me.

    If you are not , then I guess we have no problem between us. I have no doubt that this line of talk will anger some people and they will be more vocal than many others. I also have no doubt that there is a silent majority that agrees with me, who are just to busy being responsible to take time out of their day to say so.

    P.S. If you agree with me, let’s roll a fatty and enjoy it in the back yard, LIKE RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE DO!

  51. 51 Jeff Nicklus Nov 10th, 2008 at 4:33 pm


    You and I both know that in today’s America very, very few people have the nuts to stand up and say I %ucked up, I am sorry for my actions and I and only I am responsible for those actions.” We live in a society where it is always someone else’s fault or responsibility for everything. Well, everything except personal successes naturally. Then the same people who are quick to say “it wasn’t my fault” are the first to say “Look at what I have accomplished all on my own”. Whatever!

    Yeah, business sucks in this industry now and I personally don’t foresee any major improvements any time soon. Our one-off high end bikes are the only thing selling now and all I can say about that is “Thank God for rich people because they are the only thing keeping us alive now!” If that isn’t the most politically incorrect thing you have ever heard I don’t know what is. There again I must agree with you in that “if you don’t like my comments you can kiss my ass!”

    It has been sometime since you and I have terrorizes a bar or Gentlemen’s club …. We need to do that sometime soon!

    Hope all is well with you and your family.

    Over & Out,


  52. 52 Jeff Nicklus Nov 10th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    That would be “terrorized” and no I can’t type worth a damn.

    Over & Out,


  53. 53 Greg Hoeve Nov 11th, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Hello and good morning Jeff, It is nice to have a dialog with you once again. HOW BOUT THEM RED RAIDERS! YeeeeHaaawwww!!!!! Yeah, we need to go blow off some steam at some fine quality gentlemen’s establisment. Then we can solve all the worlds problems with beer and tits. As a matter of fact, I think most all the worlds problems are fixable with beer and tits. We are doing fine with the ultra custom kind of customers. I seem to have no problem selling sets in the 12k to 15k range for the elites. The middle class customer is just plain gone. Right now your either rich or poor and you buy accordingly it seems. Oh well, it’s no better for anyone else in the biz. Our manufacturing service is doing swimingly however. Civilian aircraft is booming for at least the next 14 year just with contracts they have in hand now from Boeing and Airbus. We have always been diversified and the motorcycle industry is just one of 3 or 4 that we have focused on over the last 15 years. Like you said, Thank God for rich people! And may I add, thank God for Corporate America, which is you and me, who work to keep things going.


  54. 54 BIG JOHN Nov 28th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    We all find God just before we die.Billy found sobriety to late he needs to do the time.I would never ride with him.

  55. 55 Big Jim Dec 1st, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    I don’t know Billy but I agree with the other guy . if you a a previous record of DUI then your just NOT getting the point . Drinking and driving kills people . Like holy shit how many times do you have to fuck up before you get caught . I’m sure when we were young most of us have drank and driven but when you get older and still do it well then you have a problem . Its too bad Billy had to kill someone to figure out he did ..

  56. 56 Glenn Dec 28th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    You know I meet Billy in KC he seemed to be a really great guy. But I also know I lost a friend to a drunk driver and his family took the driver to court and was awarded a good some of money. But they asked the court to go easy on the driver in a way that he had to do 5 years probation and go to rehabilitation and to show he would not drink any more in order to get off. If not he went to jail the remander of the time. Plus he had to speak at several high school functions about drinking and driving. Maybe this is what would help him out.

  57. 57 Dave Mann Dec 28th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    I agree with what Greg Hoeve wrote back on Nov 7th, above.

  58. 58 Steve Jan 22nd, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Billy, You have done exactly what I would do, drag this out as long as possible! Make every chance possible for evidence loss or mis-handling. On appeals after conviction you could still remain on bond and argue that the circut court accepted tainted evidence. The longer you can wait and hold out, the more likely a jury will have forgotten about what happened and find you innocent. Use your “bike experience” to plead with the jury as a man that is compassionate and truly sorry, relate to all the times you have nearly been killed on a bike. This was an accident and the deceased had a beer in him too, argue this until your blue in the face. We all drink and drive, those who deny it are liars, I should be you as I have driven and ridden just plowed. I don’t do it so much anymore because I am scared to death of getting caught, but keep up the stalling and legal arguments. Nobody wants to go to jail, it sucks for “normal” people to be jailed. I went crazy after 28 hours after my DUI! Just get out of it any way you can.


  59. 59 Steve Jan 22nd, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Big John….Throw the first stone at the sinner as I know I can’t. Steve

  60. 60 TinaMarie Feb 10th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    First of all who are we to judge anyone. There is only one Judge in my book! There is no mistake any greater than another in the eyes of the Lord. Billy has to deal with the one thing that will haunt him for the rest of his life. So before you sit and judge Billy stop and take a look at your own faults. you are not perfect by any means. Of course I do feel for the family of the victim and my prayers are with them. I know I wish the best for Billy I’m definatly no one to judge him. I agree with Steve… Throw the first stone at the sinner but I know I’m not perfect so I cant.

  61. 61 Bud Feb 25th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    All u “by the grace of god” and “stone casters” better wake the phuck up and realize that u r next bcuz you get screwed up and ride. U can fix being drunk (by waiting or quitting) but u can’t fix stupid like drinking and riding/driving and in the end u can’t fix dead……but u sure will pay for it.

  62. 62 ray Apr 4th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I truly hope all goes well for billy,i hope he walks away from this,Anyone of us can make mistakes in life,god bless him ,an i hope everything goes well for him,GOOD LUCK BILLY. ,,ray,,from scotland,,,still a good fan

  63. 63 david b Apr 10th, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Regardless of any religious beliefs or any “we all screw up” arguments, the TRUTH is he’s a menace on the road. He repeatedly drives drunk to the point of killing and maiming people. For the good of the public he needs to be put away for as long as possible so he can’t continue his wreckless murder of people.

  64. 64 david b Apr 10th, 2009 at 6:25 am

    BTW, to all the people that say “everyone drives drunk”, that’s so untrue it’s not even funny, and your’e as dillusional as billy is.

  65. 65 Frank Apr 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    all this talk about poor billy what about the poor dead guy, he was wrong to drink and drive , he makes some of the best custom one of a kind bikes in the world ill miss seeing his work , i had the pleasure of meeting him and he seamed like a great guy but he screwed up, the partys over

  66. 66 omar Apr 30th, 2009 at 1:41 pm


    I bet u r one of does guys that pretends to like someone and is jst waiting for that chanse to fuck them over. I had friends like u. u write the same things they used to say to me. Ur girl had something for him right. is that he gruge against him?

    the guy fucked up by geting drunk yes, some one died. But how many sex offenders walk away with a slap on the hand. he stated that he fucked up he is being responsible about it. how many of does fucken sex offenders ever admit to there crimes?

  67. 67 Grinch Jun 9th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I’d rather do the time than pay the friggen lawyer a dime one. I would of pleaded the case immeaditly and been out already. This comes from first hand experiance not hearsay. Life will go on either way. The sooner you go in — the sooner you get out.

  68. 68 alb Jun 19th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    i think billy is one of the best bike builders out there, amazing work, but he did wrong by taking a life, and the fact that he had no license to begin with aftetr he lost it, and still got behind the wheel, says allot,. allot of celebreties think they are bulletproof, doing whatever they want, and never thinking anything of it.

    all i want to say is, if it were my family member killed i would want blood. and he were just an average joe, like i am, i would never see the light of day for a long long time.

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