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Interview with Anita

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Anita: i went to court and was placed on probation fora term of 9 months. i didnt successfully complete. the probation, so ia warrant was issued for my arrest in December of 2012. I was subsequently arrested in February. of 2013, where i spent 20 useless. days in another county waiting. on transport. and a chance. to go before the judge and be sentenced.

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Anita: i was walking barefoot down 1845, a part of the loop around. Longview. texas. i had a. backpack and probably looked. like. a vagrant, as my shoe had broken.. a cop pulled me over, haha, walking, and ran my name and founs the warrant. he then placed me i. handcuff s. and led me to 20 days. in hell at gregg county jail, until harrison county. could come. get me.

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Anita: swift and simple, once i finally got there. i spent 20 days after my arrival waiting to go to court. when my day finally came, ir cane without notice. i was rold to get dressed. then tgey led me down a hall and i sat outside a back entrance to thw cpurt room until my name was called, then i was led in, sentenced. to 40 days, which i had already served, and released two hours later.

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Anita: driving. with a suspended license. was roriginal. charge. violation. of probation, dwls previous conviction was final. charge.

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