Quote from GHGoonette
The most I know about the US legal system is what I've seen in TV court dramas
but if I understand it correctly, your attorney gets to interview the jury members and can exclude those who are not suitable, right? Is the same prosecutor going to be involved?
I do apologize for the delayed response. To answer your question, yes, my attorney gets to interview the jurors. Right now, he's trying to get the prosecutor to do one of two things: 1) have this case dismissed providing I take anger management. 2) If he refuses, to drop it down to disorderly conduct (arguing and using foul language is actually against the law here
). If all else fails I would have to put up $5000 for a jury trial. I've already invested $2700 in this petty case so far. I think it's ridiculous. I just know that this incident has forever changed me.
I hate to say this, but I can honestly say that I will never stop for anyone ever again. I don't care if they are walking down the street with blood gushing from their head. I'm NOT STOPPING! Why? B/C my attorney told me that anyone can call or visit a police station and say that you did something and boom, you'll find yourself spending a lot of money and standing in front of a judge. When I tell you my city is backwards, believe me.
I just hope that when this all ends I'll be able to get licensed and find a job as a nurse.
Are there any others out here that have an assault charge AND a nursing job?