Good morning and happy Sunday. Thank you for your follow up:
thanks for your reply. I was arrested. I believed I was guilty of a misdemeanor concealed weapon violation ( though there was no intent or motive to have the birdshot gun, I acknowledged I had it it a winter coat) -Ah, you had no CCW permit then? That is too bad - I cherish mine. How the heck did you fit a bird shotgun in your coat??
I was charged with felony assault w / weapon. I take it the assault part was fabricated by law enforcement?
THEY is the prosecution. THEY failed to give the public defender a copy of the audio files, and interviews of witnesses. But when they later did, it was blank, right? During the demands, what was their defense to motions to compel its production?
It was 6 months before the public defender got the cd of the audio interviews of witnesses etc from prosecution. Wasn't it blank?
I was held without bail - or on a million dollar bail, same thing, Yes.
for ten months , until I went to trial. OMG, that is horrible!!
I had multiple bail reduction hearings but they were denied. I made a strong case for not being able to get crucial evidence in my defense, and that i needed acces to the internet and websites, email for my defense. But your lawyer had access, so what are you meaning?
I was denied access to my computer, or anything that would help my case. Who had your computer?? Did your lawyer motion for that discovery if someone else DID have it, to have them turn it over?
I was railroaded to trial. I was told I was going to jail for twenty years.
I was repeatedly told by my public defender that they were out to get me, regardless of the fact I was innocent.
Of course the jury saw the truth. I never doubted they would. The alleged witnesses had a motive to lie. They were exposed along with the police. But how? If the CD was blank? Did they get deposed about the topic later, where they lied?
I do live in another state. However I have business in that state and need to return. I was told after I was acquitted by my atty that
I should not return to the state. He advises against me returning to that state?
really? I am told the judge and prosecutor were so angry at not putting me away for life, that it is dangerous for me to return to that state? Terrible. What is the reason for wanting to crucify and innocent person from the start? Why the H.O. for you?
I am finding this hard to swallow. I can not imagine people are really that evil. Hmm. I can. Certainly not most professionals, but yes - but usually there is a motive (typically money, but could be revenge also), so what is theirs?
and yes, newspapers but predominantly the internet absolutely tried and convicted me before the trial. I take it this was a famous case? I mean, most people don't look up defendents to follow a local trial, certainly not more than a handful of very local people....The reporters were so dismayed at my acquittal that they write stuff on the internet to make it look like I was actually guilty. If they made false statements of fact (vs. merely opinion), they could be liable for defamation as well.
disgusting. How do I handle this? I wish the aclu could help-? Have to ask them. But again, a civil rights attorney for the police involvement.
I was convicted of the misdemeanor I originally told them I was guilty of which was a concealed violation though accidental. I understand. You knew the gun was there, you just didn't know it was illegal? An ignorance of the law thing, although not a lack of knowledge or action to be carrying the gun while also knowing (although perhaps not considering it at that moment) that you did not have a permit, is that it?