I don't know what to do. My lawyer is done with me, I got another DUI..number 5. The Judge knew me..had been through drug court
.. He and the DA through the book at me for DUI 4 (3 felonies and 6+ months in jail). But, like the GREAT drunk driver I am, I got a 5th offense yesterday, this one is 2 felonies. I have no idea of jail time and pretty much don't care anymore. For the 4th offense the Judge said there would be NO plea bargain, I know this will happen again. I told my lawyer there was no reason to show up because I am screwed.
JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?
Customer: TN and I had revoked DL. Not sure what my alcohol will be BUT is was taking benzos bc I was on the breathalyzer. My real question is they want to put a scram on me (no problem) BUT bondsman said when I turn myself in for year plus of jail time, they will put scram in my property and charge me daily ($14 a day for a year). Should I just play "dumb" and get back on the portable breathalyzer (my probation officer is flexible) I mean what' one more violation when facing 5 felonies?
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: oh yes, court date/arraingmant is 9/28 for 5th DUI and I am to report to jail 10/02 for 4th
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I have a court order for the SCRAM. I believe I can talk to probation for the portable. I know this is wrong, but it would be $3,000+ to have that scram in my"property"