My co-worker told police last Friday that I was threatening to kill someone and I was arrested on Friday night and put into the jail. I was released on Saturday after my wife deposited $10K. I am now waiting for a judge.
The story is that I had conversion with her about my former boss (A)who hired me as a junior faculty, and then kicked me off his laboratory after grabbing my transgenic mice which I got from my another former boss (B). He later does have the transgenic mice through legal MTA (material transfer agreement) with my another former boss (B). This happened over 6 months ago (at the end of this January). Later I found a new position in the same city (Baton Rouge, LA).
I talked about my past experience with a couple of co-workers at different time, and at the end of conversation I said I should buy a gun
in the future to protect myself and my properties, if someone grab something from me I will kill him. Due to my limited oral English all my conversions are almost the same when I talked my past experience with co-workers. Only this co-worker told police about our conversation and said I was going to kill my former boss (A).
My co-worker mis-understood me. My original meaning is that IF someone in the future is going to grab my stuff I will kill him, but that does not point to my former boss (A).
I am wondering what the consequence is if the court
does judge me for that? Do I have to hire a lawyer for that? And how much does that cost? I am a foreigner, but is permanent resident. Can I be deported? I am in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Thank you so much.