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Interview with Alan and Martin

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Alan: I was arrested for Drunk Driving at 3am. I had to wait until 9am to see a judge. The judge told me of my charges and the amount of my bail and various conditions of release. I had to get a lawyer and I entered a plea of Nolo Contendere.
Martin: the pre sentaceing process takes three months if you are incarcerated up to a year if you are not in custudy during intial arrest you are taken to city jail then county where you arebooked and left in a holing tank for up to a week its only supposed to be twenty four to fourty eight hours but cops do what they want

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Alan: I was arrested during a routine traffic stop while driving home late/early one night after a party. The police stopped me because my the head light in my car was burned out on the drivers side. and they said I was swerving and that I looked intoxicated and smelled of alcohol.
Martin: no i was arrested in the commision of a crime it was the stupidist thing i was walking though an apartment complex and took a golf cart to the other end of the building matinence chased me down and the police got me for operrating without owners concent and paraphenilia

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Alan: I showed up to court with my lawyer. The judge called my full name. I stood in front of the judge with my lawyer. The judge read my charges. I entered a plea of Nolo Contendere. The judge accepted my charges and sentenced me to 90 Days Deferred Judgment. The judge asked me if I understood my sentence to which I answered, "Yes sir." I signed some paperwork and was free to go.
Martin: i remember it being fair and within a timely manor i feel that sometimes court is just a money scam that destroys poor people but when i was arrested i felt the court was only about serveing justice and they were fair and just with the sentance i was satisfied

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Alan: Original Charges: OWI (operating while intoxicated)First offense. Criminal penalties for OWI offenses in Iowa are determined by the court. I end up being convicted of: 90 Days - Deferred Judgment
Martin: opperating without owners concent and class c paraphenilia

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