JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process: Karina: I had driving under suspension charges. A
couple of them were for Berkely County, a couple
for Dorchester County. When I got stopped I was
in Dorchester County. I had warrants in Berkely
so was sent there first. When I finished
serving all the times for my warrants in Berkely
County I was transferred to Dorchester for being
a habitual offender. Taylor: When I was arrested, I had to go to the annex. I
stayed there in a holding cell by myself for four
days without a shower until the last day. I had
one phone call. I had my bond hearing the 2nd day
and my bond was 2000 dollars. I eventually got
transported to the main jail. I stayed for 48
days until my court date. When I first got there,
I found out that I was pregnant. The food sucked
so I didn't really eat, I got 2 extra sandwiches
a day and a milk. I was allowed out for REC for 4
hours a day and during that time we watched tv,
played cards and talked to the other inmates.
JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested. Karina: I was pulled over and arrested. Taylor: No they didn't. I was at a gas station and police
were called from a disturbance and they ran my
name and I had a warrant.
JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall. Karina: When I went to court on the driving under
suspension I was ordered to serve 90 days and
pay $2400. When I got out of jail on bond for
habitual offender I had to go to roll call. I
was stopped illegally so the habitual offender
charge was dropped. Taylor: It was nerve racking, but I received time served
so I was fine.
JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of? Karina: Original charges were driving with a suspended
license, 3rd offense and habitual offender.
Habitual offender charge was dropped because I
was pulled over illegally. I was convicted of
driving with a suspended license. Taylor: False information to a police officer. I got time
served for that charge.