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
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.