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Good afternoon. What was the reason she never completed the alcohol class? Did she complete it but they never forwarded the information to show completion?
Why would she call her PD and ask if she did everything is she knew she did not take the class?
Are you saying she never received her paper work nor knew what was required of her? Is that her argument?
Thank you for the reply. It is always best for a defendant to be upfront and honest with the Judge. If she really did not know what was required of her and had no clue regarding this class, she needs to admit to it and ask the Judge if they would consider releasing her and allowing her to complete the class within 30 or 45 days. She can explain to the Judge to issue with school and needing to leave and the breakdown of communication with her attorney and see if it would be a mitigating factor for the court to consider. Seeing how the only unresolved issue is the class, the court should allow her to simply complete it, at this time, as she has sat in jail enough.
She could argue she ad no clue what these stood for and the order was vague and her attorney failed to go over it with her. The Judge may come back and ask why she did not call the court, like you did, to find out, so she should have a reasonable answer.
You may be right. There could be something else, if a bail is set this high. You could try and look online, to see if there is anything else pending.
If the bail amount is high and excessive, a motion could be filed to reduce it. However, if she goes before the Judge soon, it may be easier to ask to be released and be given additional time to complete the class, to close this out.
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