First arrest: drug paraphernalia- arrested, released on own recog. Signed paper saying I wouldn't break laws while waiting for plea/ verdict/ dismissal. Will do some drug program so it won't go on record.
Damn SECOND ARREST- coppers pulled us over found drugs outside the car. As they weren't ours, arrested but charges never filed. I had fake money, SO OBVIOUSLY FAKE- THE ARRESTING OFFICERS SAID SO IN OFFICIAL ARRST REPORT. I was going to do something with it at nieces 4th B -day. all three sniff tests, cut, texture , print, are way off. White margin is all on one side, bills are orange and green and are wrong design, feels like waxy cloth. I did not attempt to spend ANY of is, as I'm not an asshole. The coppers didn't file - but the DA did. My lawyer says she is certain it will go away.
But at second arrest arraignment, now only charge is having counterfeit, judge says NEW CHARGE, I broke my agreement not to break the law. ( not actual probation, just promised not to break law and signed like document). The judge upped my bail from 10k to 30 k- for breaking my word and the law, which I said I wouldn't till the first , paraphanalia ARRST / charge settled. I WILL ALSO BE CLEARED OF COUNTERFITTING, my " breaking the law / my word" but I immifiately have to do a 2K bond or be arrested. Since 3 lawyers are sure the COUNTERFITTING won't stick, why is that judge forcing me to give away 2K to a bail bondsman? My lawyer seemed surprised and disturbed to hear this new charge, added bail. But she didn't argue against it. She said after court it was common. WELL, if I get off on COUNTERFITTING , no laws broken. The police were overzealous. SHOULD/ COULD MY lawyer HAVE TRIED TO STOP THIS "pay 2k immidiately or be arrested, " I know pretty certainly I will be proven innocent on the remaining COUNTERFEITING but I WILL loose 2K because I was suspected of breaking the law and my word not to break laws. IS THERE A WAY FIR MY LAWYER TO STOP THIS BAIL INCREASE? Should she have spoken up? Am I like a mini- probation /parolee
, where suspicion screws me? What could my attorney have done? This is money FOR NOTHING.