January 1,2011, me and my wife had been out partying with family.My older cousin got to drunk to drive and my brother refused to take me and my wife home. My wife and I got into an argument as a result. The apartment security called the police and I got arrested.My wife begged them not too.I did 6 days because I didn’t have the money to make bail right away. When I went to court I had 5 charges, family violence 2 counts ,battery,simply battery and disorderly conduct. Man was I shocked …then the police report was false.My wife and I were like no big deal she would come to court and tell her side and clear it up.They offered me a deal to take some classes and pay some money to have the charges dropped, but I didn’t take it.So Feb 7,2012 I go to court and tell my public defender(should have had a real lawyer) I want to go to trial so my wife can testify on my behalf. They gave me a new court date.I go ,but I all do it sign I paper proving that I showed up at which point I’m given another court date. Feb 13,I show up my lawyer says hey today is your trial.The first thing I thought was ,wait we haven’t even talked outside the courtroom before today ,how can you defend me?She told me that I could call my wife,but my wife was at home with our newborn alone without a ride and my case was first. The Lawyer explained everything to the judge,but he wouldn’t give me a new court date,so it would be me vs the police who wrote the false report.I have never been in any serious trouble, but I have gotten tickets and I knew the judge would side with the officer,if I didn’t have someone to back my story so I agreed to plead to a lesser charge.24 weeks of classes,2 years probation, the second being non reporting.That’s not justice. They wanted money from me in the beginning and backed me into a corner to get it, that’s not justice.My marriage is fine and we have a beautiful baby boy. I took those lesser charges to keep it that way. Thanks for nothing Dekalb County Judical System.
My wife needs to have something signed by the doctor, but we don’t have a car.We get rides from family, take the bus and sometimes even cabs. My wife is also Lithuanian and we are still adjusting her status, so I pretty much support our little family.I also do most of the business stuff as well, make appointments etc. Getting this paper signed was something she had to do in person. Instead of taking our newborn on a long trip to complete a five min task by bus I told her to just call a taxi. This not just any taxi, it was one I had used many times before ,so I figured it would cost a bit but at least I would get a fair rate. Before my wife left I wrote the directions for the shortest route. When she got back the total was 38.00$. This is 15$ more than I expected.She told me that they got lost and the cab driver took a different route ,but I got upset and told her that she was in charge he couldn’t make her take a longer route.She started to cry.I think I was right in what I said but I will also stop doing business with that taxi as well because he also knows my wife and took advantage of her. would you be setup,am I wrong?