JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process: Barry: It took more than a year from the time of my
crime untill i was sentenced. My lawyer went back
and forth with the DA working on a deal wich i
would assume is commen of all or most people so i
would say it was an average experience other than
JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested. Barry: I turned around at a DUI checkpoint and did not
fallow all traffic laws and was pulled over. I
was given a field sobriaty test then a field
breathalizer then another field sobriaty test
then another breathalzer. I was on the side of
the road for an hour and when asked what i blew
in the brethalizer to be put under arrest i was
told "i dont have to tell you that"
JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall. Barry: Court was a very small and informal process.
pretty much just get inline and wait your turn.
dont recall many details other than the man that
came in from the jail for a hearing obout child
support and the kid in front of me that got less
of a sentince for beating his pregnant wife than
i did for drinking six beers.
JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of? Barry: DUI, reckless driving and turning off headlights
to avoid arrest. I was convicted of dui and
falure to use turn signals (best as i can