A short while back I was involved in this incident where a guy pulled a gun on me in traffic. Well actually, after a verbal altercation of sorts in our vehicles, I pulled over into a parking lot and he followed me in. (Blue Collar Tip: NEVER pull over into a parking lot to “resolve” things with someone on the road! Dumb dumb dumb). He ended up pulling out a loaded gun.
I said before that I really can’t give more details than that until it’s all over, but I can say this. For the 3rd time, I had a court date for this thing, and for the 3rd time, the guy’s defense lawyer asked for a continuance. And it was granted.
So it all drags on. The guy’s attorney said that I’m not a credible guy and so he wants more time to look into my criminal background. And the prosecutors say that the guy who pulled the gun is a “scumbag” and has a history. So I guess they’re going to look into his credibility and past criminal history more. Shouldn’t this all have already been done, you know, before the first court date?
Trial continues again in September.
In case you want a little court case knowledge, the guy who pulled the gun is on trial, not me. I’m actually just a witness, even though the gun was pulled on me. The buddy that was in my truck is a witness too. For the lawyer guys to pull my criminal record is a frightening prospect (I had a rather rocky time of it until my 1st daughter was born, to put it nicely — my record reminds me of how long Ron White says his is [about 3min in] :-)), but luckily I’m not the guy on trial. My history is your basic “no good kid” type of stuff, this guy seems like his history is a bit more mental. Psychological problems. So I guess we’ll see what the lawyers do with that.
But that’s always a nice way to spend half a day. Take off work and lose money because of it, only to have the case continued. Again.
And I guess it’s also frustrating that I finally got my life together when my first daughter was born, but it’s really difficult to lose my history. Getting a criminal record when you’re younger sticks around with you forever and ever once you grow up. It’s hard to make a fresh start of it! But I’ve got a job, paying my bills, got my family, and I’m a hard worker…that’s all I can really ask for I guess. My history will probably keep coming up for the rest of my life, but… what’re ya gonna do?