John Wick | 453 Years in Prison | 72 Life Sentences | You're The Jury


John Wick | Hero | Criminal | Hitman

If you are like me, you are eagerly awaiting the return of America’s Favorite Hitman – John Wick. The reformed Hit-man turned loving husband, turned grieving widower, turned loving pet owner, turned revenge driven vigilante returns to the silver screen on May 16, 2019 for “John Wick 3”.


John Wick | Guilty or Not?

In preparation for John Wick’s return I have re-watched “John Wick” what may be an unhealthy number of times. While obsessively re-watching a film that somehow pulls off the preposterous proposition that a crime spree involving at least 70 murders was started with the theft of a man’s car and death of his dog (change car to truck, and this would make a heck of a country song) I started to wonder what would happen to our Anti-hero if he was charged for the crimes he committed during the movie.


Of course, I didn’t let that idea go. I did what any full time Criminal Defense Attorney and part time nerd would do, I pulled out the criminal code, a legal pad, my iPad, and entertained myself on a flight to Las Vegas by recording every crime committed by John Wick during the first installment of the “Wick” trilogy.


John Wick | Man on a Mission or Criminal

*** To complete this task, I used the Georgia Criminal Code (even though the movie is set and filmed in New York, I practice in Georgia and used the code I am more familiar with). Also, as the death penalty has been dropped by 24 States and with a death count well over 50, I ignored the death penalty as it would certainly be requested by the Government in any State where it is available.***

John Wick | Hero or Zero

According to my obsessive rewatching, John Wick could potentially be charged with:

  • Aggravated assault (x 3)

  • Aggressive driving

  • Arson (x 2)

  • Attempted murder (x 2)

  • Burglary

John Wick | Aggressive Driving
  • Concealing the death of another (x 12)

  • Conspiracy to commit murder

  • Erratic driving (donuts)

  • False imprisonment

  • Felony Murder / homicide by Arson (x 2)

John Wick | Firearms
  • Hit and run

  • Laying drag

  • Leaving the scene of an accident (x 2)

  • Murder (x 70)

  • Possession firearm during felony

John Wick | Murder or Hero?
  • Possession of a Concealed firearm

  • Possession of a schedule 2 drug

  • Reckless driving

  • Striking a fixed object

  • Striking a pedestrian (x 3)

John Wick | Was it Really Just About a Dog
  • Tampering with evidence

  • Terroristic threats (x 2)

  • Theft

  • Theft by receiving

  • Vehicular Homicide | Serious injury by vehicle (x 3)

John Wick wouldn’t necessarily be convicted of all these charges. Certain defenses such as self-defense, necessity, or other technical legal arguments could be made on our anti-hero’s behalf by a good defense attorney – but he would most likely be indicted on every possible charge.


John Wick’s impressive revenge fueled crime spree would leave our favorite hitman facing a possible 453 years in prison and 72 life sentences without the chance of parole – why couldn’t they just leave his dog alone?

John Wick | 453 Years In Prison

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