JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process: Dave: I was at a party. I was 20. Me and this girl
started doing stuff together and later on she
accused me of forcing myself on her (oral sex)
because her boyfriend ended up being there. She
ran out of the room and said I forced her. I
went to jail that night becaue I lied about my
name. I was under 21 and drunk, so I lied
because I thought the police were there because
of that. Lying about my name blew my
credibility. I was put in jail Saturday night
and then I ended up getting out Monday after I
was arraigned. I bailed out. I had a $50,000
bond- lowered to about $700 cash. I had to
wait for the magistrate to set bail for me. She
wasn't going to give me a bail, I'm not sure why
her mind changed. The only evidence they really
had was the word of the girl and the fact that I
lied about my name.
JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested. Dave: The police wouldn't tell me what I was being
arrested for until we were almost to the jail.
When I got out, the bail bondsman just wanted me
to plead guilty, and told me to tell them I
would never do it again, I needed help, etc.
That was pretty traumatic for him to say that to
me. It was very inappropriate.
JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall. Dave: We got the best lawyer we could get. 8 months
after I was arrested we went to court and we
were planning to go to trial. We never got to
trial because I took a plea. I took a plea and
got an assault charge. Miss: The judge was ok. I think he was
relatively decent and fair , and was
JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of? Dave: Original charges were (5) indecent exposure,
intent to penetrate, can't remember the
specifics of the other 3. One was for something
to do with oral sex. It started out with 2,
when they took me to jail for the weekend but
once I got the paperwork I had five.
Plead guilty of high court misdemeanor assault
and HYDA status (can give it to you if you are
up to 25) for gross indecency (HYDA is not a