Rick Collins- always keepin it real! ;)
Only a mother who has been to court knows the anxiety level. Just hope he doesn't "celebrate" out on the town tonight, as I am sure you will. Great news.
Congrats to you both!! Did you get your other work done?(different account - different name:))
I didn't even know dismissal was an option...I don't know how or why, but we practically ran out of there before the powers that be changed their minds!
Now that is good news! Amen
There are a number of typical reasons why this might have been dismissed including that the officer was fired between the arrest and the court date, the breathalyser was not maintained properly or the paperwork was done wrongly in that context. What ever the reason it is a nice pull.
Phew. I'm laughing that Rick Collins HAS a lucky court shirt. I am concerned that I don't...
What??? No lucky court shirt... I have lucky court socks.
I hope this has not taught our boy that he will always luck out. I must admit that a week I spent in jail almost certainly is the reason I stayed away from drugs (mostly) during the 60s and thereafter; I NEVER wanted to go there again. My parentws, by the way, never went to court with any of us - it was pretty much, "You got yourself into this, now get yourself out. Also (and more to the point) we did almost anything we could to avoid having them find out. But I am glad it worked out this way. What luck, eh? I knew cahrges could be dismissed, but I never heard of it happening without a crapload of begging, pleading, promising, excusing, swearing to god to behave etc. Did Patrick, er, perhaps sleep with that hot prosecutor? Or promise to? If so, he has all the life skills he'll need for the nonce...
i went to court one time when i was 13? 14? - it was regarding a tree that got broke in the park - and of course we had been under the influence. the judge asked me how we got the beer - me, with my nasty,spiteful,rebel mouth said, "give me a couple bucks and i'll go get some." i got fined and "probation"
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