Gov't at work...  

Sariel1122 51M
27 posts
3/6/2006 4:00 pm

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3/16/2006 1:15 am

Gov't at work...

Okay, so I missed a court date last week... simple thing, I got the dates mixed up... well the judge issued a capias for a failure to appear, of course, and I‒in the interest of not wanting to be picked upo for this silliness while my kids were with me‒went down to the local jailhouse to turn myself in, see the magistrate, get a new court date, etc...

So I go there on Friday (after calling a couple of times to make sure the capias had been issued; they won't do anything unless the order has actually gone out), but no one at the jailhouse knows anything. So I go back home then go to pick my kids up for the weekend, hoping to make it through until Monday.

So this morning, I trudge on down to the jail again, and again, they don't have the papers, although they do have it on their computer this time. They tell me to go on over to the courthouse, and I can take care of it all there. Sweet, I think; no handcuffs, no holding cell. I ask the booking agent if they will bring me back over to the jail, and he says no. My first mistake is that I believed this asshole.

So I go to the courthouse, and am escorted back to the holding cells where they take people who are sentenced right after their cases... that's where they tell me about what's going to happen, that yes, I will be taken back over to the jail, in handcuffs, leg irons, the whole shebang.

And if this weren't bad enough, the idjit deputy at the courthouse tells me they'll give me a ride back over to the courthouse to get my car when it's all over. Second mistake: Believing this nutcase. Of course, I ended up having to walk almost a mile back to the courthouse (I got lucky there, eh?) to get my car almost three hours later.

Lovely way to spend a Monday.

Sariel1122 51M

3/9/2006 4:51 am

Even better is that today is the "pre-tial"... at 11:30 am... and I work nights, so that means I'll be up until probably 1 or 2 o'clock this afternoon...

_Safira 53F
11260 posts
3/15/2006 6:04 am

I just love our judicial system ... swift, eh? Hope all is well!

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