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Interview with Eric

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Eric: You are arrested and wait three days to either bail out or be arraigned on the third day if you are arraigned your case was not dropped by the d. A. And you are offered a plea bargain where you do a fraction of the maximum sentence. During this time you are put in a lot of different cells and some are disgusting with no beds.

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Eric: I had police kick in my back door because they tried to open my security door and broke it but were not successfully able to come in to detain me for questioning. I am pretty sure that the police were following me for about a month and that they tried to call me a lot to get information and try to get me to sell them products.

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Eric: Court is a joke. Public defenders tell everyone to take the first deal they are offered and everyone takes the deal because cops are allowed to lie in the police report and on the stand. The cop who arrested me lied blatantly in the police report and told conflicting lies on the stand. My public defender said that was normal and there is no way to argue with a cop who is lying.

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Eric: Possession for sales. Cultivation of marijuanna. Manufacturing hash. Possession of hash. Driving with a suspended license. Cultivation of marijuanna. Felony

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