Another uplifting prompt by: https://trentsworldblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/the-weekly-smile-week-2/comment-page-1/#comment-8891
Probably my smiling is quite different from others. Actually I do know is different
from other people in wordpress. Finally got hold of my court appointed attorney
which wasn´t that easy since this is a case that happened 5 years ago and on 20015
I received a notification that on March of this year I should appear
in court for the trial.
Finally after days running around, waiting here and there with the best of each house,
if you can imagine if your walking around government buildings where criminal trials
are being held, you don´t find nuns.
So I got hold of this guy, my lawyer, he actually called me after I spend almost a week
trying to get hold of him leaving dozens of messages. I got several things going for
me, one and most important is that I won´t go to jail so my life won´t be on hold for
6 months. The prosecution has asked between 1-3 years for attempting to break into
a liquor store late at night. Except they forgot it was “attempting” since I got caught
not even having entered the shop, so that´s a mitigating factor on my side ,so kind of ironic,
you´re a bad thief, since a good one would have prepared it quite better except I was
off my rockers back then and living on the streets, so fucking up a robbery not getting
caught with anything of value except semin broken glasses, that works on my favor. For
the ammount of time the prosecution is asking since according to my lawyer he hadn´t seen
anything like that from a prosecutor(1-3 years) for such “a small thing” as he put it.
Second I don´t have any previous felonies,that are in that category of robbery.
Third, the other guy I was with. Since he probably won´t be present at trial and he
is a marrocan, the judge most likely say it´s a mistrial, put out a warrant for his arrest
and he´s deported back to Africa. Thing is since this guy I do know he has
quite a few previous felonies he knows they´ll deport him so having known that guy I´m sure
he won´t volunteer for deportation, just ain´t happening. So the trial will be put on
hold until he is caught doing some other criminal activity or after 3 years if he has
already fled to Marroco(wich I doubt) prisons here are a 5 star hotel compared to those,
and after those 3 years are and he is not caught the crime is expired so no prosecution
and all charges are dropped. The most it could happen is that I will have to pay almost 300 dollars for
the broken glass. And I won´t even have a that felony on my police record. The other ones
are misdemeanor for fighting, except for one that the other guy ended up in the hospital
and this other guy is no priest I should add. It was either him or me, so he got the worst.
So since the date I´m going to appear on court is the same day of my mothers birthday, yep,
not kidding. I actually told my attorney to tell the prosecutor that, and to put the trial on
hold for the next day, to wich we both laughed. Cool guy and competent guy by the way this attorney.
So I´ll go to the trial, say when asked by the judge how do I declare myself “guilty”.
And by then my attorney would have worked out pretty much all those things with the judge,
which he says it´s a friendly one. You can´t be always too sure of these things,
but it´s going to be either a mistrial and wait for the other idiot to get caught,
or in this case I´m rooting for him to not get caught since that would
mean I woul´dn´t have that in my police record,plus the fine,only a civil not criminal fine.
But no jail time, so my life will not be on hold. Normally if they ask between 1-3 years,
you do spend 6 months inside the Big House.
So a reason to smile, as fucked up as it might seem for the rest of readers for me this
week after traveling all around Madrid going to this office that one over there, this
court this other one. Finally got things figured out. Now no worries no hurries. No jail time
wich is the iportant thing. Another irony, if they catch you pissing in the street the police
will send it to the local government and they will fine you 751 dollars in my case. And if you
commit a failed robbery for being an incompetent thief I pay 300 dollars as a fine.
So go and figure that one out.
Stay Frosty gents and gentesses.
I’m sure you’re right, the most unusual smile for the week. I understand why you are smiling, though. You’ve got to keep your nose clean, no more fights or pissing on the streets. If you do something bad, bungle a robbery 😉 Good luck – I hope you get away with nothing on your record.
Those things are way in the past, trust me. I ain´t giving up this writing thing. This is actually one of the things that keeps me not going south, writing. Plus family.
I figured they were in your past. That is also one of the weird things – it happened 5 years ago, in ways you’re different person. Why punish you when you’ve turned yourself around?
It came as a shock really. I had already forgotten about it and I was out off the streets and getting involved in the writing and suddenly they hit me with this. They could have send me to jail at that time, at that time I could care less, but now with the family all happy, me working on my poetry, short stories, novella, and the Jobs that actually pay that comes every now and then(ver bad economic times here) not drinking anyomore, not hanging around with the “angels” I use too, even though I do see them since they live around me. But a quick hello, how´s everything going and then I´m outta there as quickly as possible. So yes, the 5 year delay is also a mitigating factor as my attorney said. Since I´m doing quite good now, not perfect but much better ´that´s for sure.
You do got to pay for past mistakes, by the way, you got yourself a pretty cool gravatar picture. Know you´re “hip” Wally!
We do don’t we Charly? We are forgiven but not necessarily released from the consequences. And thanks!
I see you as the type of guy that would smile with food in his teeth. Not unlike Ace Ventura, with the vegetables hanging from his teeth. 😂😂
No no veggies, I´m anti vegetarian or also called “meat-arian”, my body can´t handle somthing else that isn´t meat…..
Ok… So I see strips of bacon hanging down.
If you’re hanging like a bat…
I can snap!
🙂 :)……and 😉
This is great news son! How about you break into a liquor store so we can have a drink together. Lend me 15 euros or I’ll piss in your street.
All the best from your loving dad
I’m so glad for that, Charly! I hope everything works out for the best.
Thank you, it will work out
I know this is suppose to be serious…but the irony and rigmarole experience is also funny as hell 🙂 . I guess you gave me something to smile about…knowing that all in all you were able to overcome it with. So I am really happy it worked out for you. As well as, your Moroccan friend…at least for now…if they can’t find him. Peace & Love to you Charly.
Thank you, seems it paid out to be a real doppy thief….
Good luck in court! I hope it goes the way you want it to.
Thank you, pretty sure it will go well
That’s good news Charly hopefully it will all be positives from now on 😊
It will, you do have to pay for past mistakes but now lets focus on the present and future which looks pretty shiny, with some overcast clouds obviously but overall you don´t make those stupid decisions and really change you whole life around. And, writing, the best tool I have to keep me focus with a goal in mind and my new found faith.
Exactly!! You will have a great life I’m sure 😊😊
i have nominated you for the blogger recognition awards. go to http://www.eyecandyofficial.wordpress.com under awards
Thank you very much Candy, but as I always tell people the best nomination I can get is for someone to actually think I should disserve a nomination and that they would actually read my nutty things. That´s more than enough for me and very greatful really for it. That people would actually take a bit of time from their day to read me. Again, appreciate it very much that you would have thought of this blog.
You very much earned it. Your content is so on point. I really love it.
With love, Eye candy