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Gregg County Jail Pre-sentencing, Texas

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Pre-sentencing

Interview with Micah and Kenneth

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Micah: I was on probation for theft and got a DWI, which revoked my probation. The max sentence was 180 county jail. My lawyer talked them down to 140 days. On April 17 when I went to court I never left the court room.
Kenneth: Pre sentencing was long you have to wait until they call your name after you fill out alot of paper work saying if you want a court appointed lawyer or if you plea giltey or not giltey then you got to talk to the da and they will offer you some time you can either take it or try to get lesser time.

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Micah: no
Kenneth: I was on probation and i was behind on my payments so when i went to report to my probation officer he told that i had been revoked and they took me to jail from the probation office. that's hotw i went to jail and i didn't like that one bit

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Micah: I felt like I was only in the court room for 30 minutes. When I went to court I knew I was going to jail. I just didn't know for how long. Since I knew I wasn't leaving. I wore 2 pair white socks, 2 white tshirts, 2 pair of white everything.
Kenneth: Court was long inmates when to court the same time that people off the street when to courty so everybody seen use shackled down i felt like i was a murder or at federal trail it was horrible i never want to go through that again in my life never!

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Kenneth: I was convicted of criminal mischief

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