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Interview with Alex, Javier and Kyle

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Alex: It was a very irritating process for me. The pre-sentencing process is definately not for impatient individuals or for people who are weak at heart. That time spent took almost forever to pass by.
Javier: It was very difficult. It put a lot of stress on me anticipating my sentence for 12 months. I had my lawyer push my dates back so that i could finish school before i went in.
Kyle: I was finger printed took pictures of my tattoos put in a holding cell where I was giving a blanket and was asked if I was hungry then I was took to my my cell where I stay until I was called upon the judge then the judge gave me my bond

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Alex: Police did not stop by my house for questioning.
Javier: No, police never stopped by but they did call me.
Kyle: It was a late Saturday night after a game me and my cousin was in a rush we ran a stop sign and next thing that happened we were pulled over I had marijuana in my possession I tried to throw it out but had no time to and when the car was searched the cops found it

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Alex: It was a lengthy process. It started around 6AM and ended somewhere around 7PM after all of the inmates in my cell block had their appearances. I gave back my plea and asked for an open session/plea with the judge to try to get my sentencing reduced. I also had a public defender there with me.
Javier: My court appearances always went pretty well. I was blessed with a good judge and reasonable state attorney. It was always scary though listening to every hearing before yours.
Kyle: Court is court to me the same as wit tickets its not like it was a trial or anything cause I was caught red handed by them so I was automatically guilty I was just a lil nervous at first but it turned out not to be as bad as I thought it would br

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Kyle: Possession of marijuana which is what I was charged with

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