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Interview with Kristen, Grant and Enrique

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Kristen: got book
Grant: You get brought to the magistrate's office and they set bail (if any) and place you in holding until you get a lawyer and pay bail, otherwise you will eventually get sent to a cell in the jail.
Enrique: i was streesed out because of my previous chjarges i really thought i was going to prison for a very long time,but my lawyer worked out a plea aggreement with the processcutors and the Judge decided to give me 60 days in Durham County jail,short process ,Sherrfiiff took me right away

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Kristen: yes try to pin me selling sex but only caught me for drugs
Grant: No.
Enrique: No,i was arrested in a traffic started from somewhere else,after the situation ii was riding with a friend and we went through a traffic stop.i knew the cops where coming t5o get me and they where to be checking several spots,my moms house and my girlfreiends house ,so ii tryed to aAQ

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Kristen: long, my lawyer was late so my case got pushed to the back.I think I wouldn't of gotten sentence any if my attorny was on time, but he was cheap so what do you expect right
Grant: Crowded, hot, long, and then when you finally get called before the judge with your lawyer it's over pretty quick. Usually you have to go before judge (repeat the process) several times before you get sentencing or a trial
Enrique: Court was real long day,asked did i need an attorney to represent me ,and made sure i understood the charges against me ,i was then given another court date ,and let me know that this is a felony conviction and i could spend up to 5 years in prison if convicted

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Enrique: felony Posses of stolen firearm,enedd up plea bargining to misdeanor posss of fire arm

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