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Discussion in 'Criminal Records, Expungement' started by Deleted member 127477, Nov 16, 2019.

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  1. Deleted member 127477

    Deleted member 127477 Law Topic Starter Guest

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    I'm going through a very hard time right now and been praying to God for help (& jesus for forgiveness) with my situation for almost 2 years now and it just keeps getting tougher.

    I made a mistake almost 2 years ago by going to a massage polar and texting some porn pics on Facebook like she was leading me on and even was invited back the following week which I did not know was going to be set up. While walking up to the building two guys in regular street uniform came out chasing me and I jumped in my car as they started pounding all over the car one smashed the windshield with his gun which I did not realize was a gun till took off and was able to flee the scene but I was scared it was the boyfriend or something to the lady who invited me back.

    The cops went to my house and thrashed my place looking for me as I parked and slept by the bodyshop because wanted to fix windshield. Then in the morning I called in that would be a little late and when got to work, sat down at my desk about 30 minutes to 1 hour later the cops come busting in both doors yelling WEAPONS KNIFES GUNS ETC ETC DROP THEM ALL and puts the cuffs on me whispering in my earn I'm the one you ran from then dragging me all around work embarrassing me as I kept repeatedly apologizing for running that I honestly did not know they were Spd Cops and all he could say is to tell that to my partner whos not here.

    Next he threw me in the Vehicle and took me down to the station to question me by saying you cooperate and everything will go smooth for you which was a lie. He asked for my permission to use the phone for evidence which I said go ahead theres nothing got to hide from anyone.

    They put me in jail with a bond denial, laughing at me took my photos, and put me on the news. (Boss at work fired me because saw the news, my equipment rental company would not rent to me no more by sending me a message saying saw the news, basically my public profile in San Antonio TX was ruined by the cops).

    About a week later in jail my neighbors found out I was in jail (2,500 bond/10%) and got me out. I hired an attorney for over 5k and all he's been doing is resetting the case every month while I keep checking in the pre-trial and bonds every week. In the mean time I'm struggling trying to find work but the entire year no one wants to hire me due to pending charge on background check even after explaining to them why and I know can sue jobs for what falls under [discrimination against people with background].

    But God says no to doing that as he will serve justice in our lives. A few months later into the case I get a call from my bell bondsman saying did you know there is a warrant for arrest? I called my attorney to find out why because have been following all the rules and he said it's turned into two cases now 1 for a misdemeanor harrassment charge and now a 3rd degree charge for evading arrest in a vehicle.

    My attorney got a bonde for me which was set around 10-15k and now had to be at two separate cases and my attorney keeps resetting both cases now. During the last two weeks starting with Friday I head to the next court date for the felony charge and my attorney's assistant shows up looking like he has no clue to what is going on and says to me your court date is being reset and when I ask what date he says hold on and we go back into the court room while I wait on him he starts texting and looks nervous then my attorney showed up and starts talking with the prosecutor and everyone else and then we talk.

    My attorney says we can do a plea bargain resulting in no jail but this will be on your record for life or we can fight for innocent on the fleeing arrest case. I said plea bargain and he goes back into the court room but steps back out a minute or two later looking for something and I say you know I just realized I'm innocent and I would like to fight this case, he smiles and says alright then goes back inside. When my attorney came back out he said it's set for Monday.

    I go Monday morning, I'm sitting in the courtroom as everyone shows up on time with a new judge there. This time my attorney talks to the judge and few other people and leaves the room. I'm there in a full court room watching them call names and make judgments on people as well as a few prisoners. I'm there longer than usual until there just about done calling names when my attorney stepped back into the room and starts talking to everyone and I noticed as he was talking to the judge my attorney started walking to the computer lady the judge gave him a funny look then my attorney went over to me and we went out of the room to talk in the hall.

    He said Just found out my cousin died and will let you know the new court date as soon as have one. Now more waiting which the freedom still feeks like I'm in jail but from the outside because the way the city is treating me as well. Come to find out, the police destroyed my 1 thousand dollar cell phone. I don't know what else to do but wait for Gods judgment and keep praying as bills pile up for rent, auto, food, etc.. Next my Attorney got the 3rd degree case dropped if I followed probation terms which was a huge list of stuff along with a little over 2k fine. Still struggling with work and 2nd month on Probation the cops kept harassing me and my Lady roommate (till I have to leave) where I was staying at her home (she is from el Salvador and bought a home here in 2006).

    Two of the probation officer's came down and started going through all my stuff and my phone which I advised them had in my pocket by trying to be honest. While they were going through all my stuff one guy goes look we found some porn pics in the Google drive trash can and my old hobby photography photos in another folder that I did not remember all these photos where there nor know the ones in the trash bin. They called the Judge (I think that was her) and started egging her on and sending her lots of the photos. Before they left I even said that there is no need for these photos and deleted them right in front of them but all they said was hahaha that might look good. Over the next 4 or 5 weeks a friend of mine at church invited me to a bible study at the house with Christian fun activities for everyone. Had a great time till I light for the night and was stopped by 2 cop cars for passing someone going on what seemed like 2 miles per hour on a around 55mph road.

    The cops then immediately pulled me out of the car and started questioning me and was about to let me go until they got an alert saying there is a warrant for my arrest (I had no clue about this) and they towed my car then said were gonna give you a warning since you got enough problems to deal with already. It cost be over 2k just to bond out the next day and get my Vehicle back. I called my Lawyer and he was trying to advoid me but the his assistant text me saying he can take the case for about 6k. I called other attorneys and one said there is a new law on Harrassment and something about constitutional we could try in court and get everything completely thrown out.

    Around 45 days later I go to court and say when asked do you have a attorney, replying said I guess not then texting my attorney more he said I will be there in 10 minutes and the officer guard handed me a paper to sigh for court appointed attorney which I did not sign. My attorney shows up walks around the court room, talks to the judge, and then calls me out side. Then I begin asking my lawyer to reset the case that I can get 5k around Jan the 15th if will take that and I said another attorney can get the case expunged for 5k and he said well no one can promise you anything and I keept quite hoping to get the case extended or a continuance.

    The black African lady jude (who seems very nice) called me up and said you need time to hire this attorney again and I said yes. She asked how long do you need and she gave me till January 17th. Now my problem is if I don't come up with that money do I hire a court appointed lawyer which will have no choice but if I do should I keep sticking with the same attorney or go with the one who speaks of getting this case closed for good? This all seems like a gamble no matter which way I go and keep getting harrased/pushed around by my probation officer at the check-in office. Any super high intelligent smart advice out there?

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  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    tl;dr

    Your choice of an attorney is up to you.
     
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  3. Deleted member 127477

    Deleted member 127477 Law Topic Starter Guest

    o_O No kidding sherlock :/ this must be the wrooooong place to ask questions....

    I'm trying to figure out if my orginal attorney is trying to screw me more or will be able to resolve this case.

    you think?
     
  4. justblue

    justblue Well-Known Member

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    What exactly are you being charged with?
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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  6. Deleted member 127477

    Deleted member 127477 Law Topic Starter Guest

    Harrassment and now there trying to mtr me and revoke my probation.
     
  7. Deleted member 127477

    Deleted member 127477 Law Topic Starter Guest

    My attorney says they went way overboard on this case.
     
  8. flyingron

    flyingron Well-Known Member

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    Understand that public defenders/court appointed lawyers aren't some default for those who are unwilling to pay for private counsel. It is for the indigent who can not afford counsel of their own.
     
  9. Deleted member 127477

    Deleted member 127477 Law Topic Starter Guest

    True, also. where you get your private counsel is the questionable part.
     
  10. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Ok, let me try: Your post is WAY too long and WAY too difficult to wade through because you decided to forgo the use of any white space. Please find a way to get the pertinent facts across without all of the unnecessary information.

     
  11. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    I suggest you stick with your attorney to sort this out. There seems to be much you don't understand. You need the counsel of someone who is familiar with the relevant details of the case. Your lengthy post above is full of irrelevant information that did not help.
    Delaying the matter in court is not necessarily a bad thing. Don't be in a hurry.
     
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  12. Red Kayak

    Red Kayak Active Member

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    Indeed there is!

    @Michael-Petrucci : Tl;Dr I suggest that you look into therapy... Not massage therapy, but talk therapy. You are in trouble, because you do not understand what are socially appropriate boundaries. You need to learn how to establish personal boundaries and respect personal boundaries. I also think you need a psychological assessment to determine if you have an established condition, such as Aspergers, that has been previously undiagnosed.

    And yes, that's legal advice.

    If you have a problem that contributed to poor decision making that lead to committing that crime, and you try to address that problem so that you will be less likely to engage in negative behavior in the future, that is viewed favorably by the court. You may still be convicted, but it may be of a lesser charge, or involve a lesser punishment.

    If you do not meet the financial requirements to qualify for a court appointed lawyer free, then you will have pay. If you have to pay, perhaps you should chose who it is that you are paying.
     
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  13. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Excellent advice, I hope the OP looks into it.

    If some conditions aren't addressed, inappropriate behavior and criminal conduct COULD devolve into more harmful, violent, and deleterious behaviors; NOT only affecting the OP but other innocent people.
     
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  14. Deleted member 127477

    Deleted member 127477 Law Topic Starter Guest

    It might help to know more details about the case before speaking on something you know or don't know?

    1 Corinthians Chapter 4 Verses 3-5

    3) But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you, or by man's judgment. Yes, I don't judge my own self.

    4) For I know nothing against myself. Yet I am not justified by this, but he who judges me is the Lord.

    5) Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each man will get his praise from God.


    See he says "this is so freeing" he goes "I don't care what you think of me, I don't care your judgment of me or any human courts judgment of me" he goes "I don't even care about my judgment about myself" he goes "I feel good about myself, my conscience is clear" he goes "but that doesn't make me innocent I've gotta stand before him and he's gonna bring to light whats been hidden in the darkness and he's gonna expose the motives of man's hearts"

    MAN is there anything worse MAN that feeling when someone accuses you falsely? That's happened to you right? Happens to use all, we get judged all the time and God's saying "Hey don't worry about it, don't try to take vengeance, you don't have to fight" he goes "vengeance is mine" You know Paul's saying "I don't care you can say what you want about me. I gotta stand before this God". It's so freeing to know there's gonna come a day when everything's gonna be exposed and he's gonna say "here's Michael's real motive, here's what he was really doing...I know for some of you that sounds terrifying I get it but there's also some great news in that we understand your really are the only one that I have to please because if your gonna spend your life trying to defend yourself in front of other people and maintain the right...you know... like right reputation MAN you in for a long long life, a life of misery MAN nowadays when people can just say anything and just throw it up you know an text it around and get it around, what are you gonna spend the rest of your life defending yourself? It's good news there's a terrifying judge whos coming and let's not get that twisted around like thats bad news and let's get rid of this lie that well that was in the old testament, no. what the writer of Hebrews is saying is like "if you think it was bad then right? he says that he goes "if you set aside the law of mosses how much worse punishment do you think will be deserved by the one who is trampled under foot the son of God? The one whose outraged the spirit of grace?" He says "vengeance is mine", this is who God is. You gotta understand, we gotta get to the word because we live in a world that is going to twist it and say "well how could a loving God judge?" and you just go..... "well he just says that he does".. you know?.. We have to go back to the word of God. How do you twist this and say he's not a judge and he's not to be feared? It's just the word of God. I got more good news! This one you'll probably see as good news: Ephesians 2:1-7





    good grief I give up....
     
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  15. mightymoose

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    You definitely need more than legal assistance. I agree that you should seek counseling to help you understand these things that are taking place in your life.
     
  16. Deleted member 127477

    Deleted member 127477 Law Topic Starter Guest

    I'm Sorry Mr. Moderator, Did my message offend you? My fault for not mentioning it because already crying "it's too long to read" Please keep your mouth shut if you have no clue I am in recovery class order by the court. Thank you and have a great week, God bless!


    Also Note: 5 Replays only allow in 24 hour period.
     
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  17. Highwayman

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    If you didn't want answers you shouldn't have come here to begin with.
     
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  18. adjusterjack

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    Time to close the thread.
     
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