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Interview with Patrick

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Patrick: There is alot of waiting. I went before the judge and and was advised of my charges but was not allowed bail, probation violation charges have a "no bail" requirement. A couple days later I was sentenced to something like 500 days. and then my sentence began and alot of boredom followed.

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Patrick: I had a bench warrant that was active. The police were called to my house for a domestic disturbance due to me and my brother fighting.The police ran my name through NCIC and saw that I had an outstanding warrant. I was arrested and taken to the jail where I was booked in.

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Patrick: Court was a little frightening because you never know what to expect. Alot of things are going through your mind. Alot of worrying and an extreme feeling of desperation and deppresion. When my name was called I was even more afraid, hands sweating and extreme anxiety in general. After the sentence was passed The depression was even more intence.

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Patrick: Driving on revoked, speeding, reckless driving for Birmingham city, and attempted murder at the county.

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