Okay, just to clarify because I saw your post albn and wanted to leave here with somewhat of a positive image (or at least not a negative).
When I was 17 ( I am 23 now) I was arrested for carding. It was a very lucrative business. I got pre-trial intervention and was given 3 years probation and upon completion the charges would be dropped.
Less than a year later (6 days after my 18th birthday, go figure) I was caught doing the same along with identity fraud and theft. I was sentanced to 6 years prison in the Florida Department of Corrections. Due to some clerical errors and about 5 months in the law library reading arcahic law books, I was able , after 19 months in, to go to court and have my sentanced reduced and serve 5 years on probation as a new sentance.
About 6 months ago (may I also add after compeleting my BA @ UF ahead of schedule and working and having a child) I was out one night with my girlfriend and she had carried a drink out of the bar with her along with her friend. The friend (being quite drunk) was confronted my a police officer abotu the drink. Fearing for herself and myself as well (being the only legal age drinker) she handed me her drink behind her back.
I got a court apperance.
I went to the court apperance and was told if I sent $27 dollarts to a charity of their choosing, the charges would be dropped.
I sent the money in and never heard anything again.
3 months ago I was notified by a friend that I had a warrant out for my arrest.
Faliure to comply with Judicial Orders.
Apparently I was supposed to recieve a reciept in the mail from the charity and take this to the State's Attorney Office to complete the judgement.
I did not know this nor ws I informed.
I made a few phone calls and eventually sorted it all out and charges were dropped.
The only problem with this is that I missed a monthly check-in because I knew it was an error and I couldn't go to jail with a child and her mother plus my own bills and girlfriend to support all dependant on me. So I figured they would understand.
Warning kids, The Judicial system has no love.
I went and turned myself in and recieved a bond and have been out hoping for either a) re-instatement into my probation or b) house arrest.
I recieved a call from my lawyer tonight who told me during a casual conversation at a dinner party (got to love those high paid lawyers) that the SA wasonly going to offer me 3-5 years.
I will chance myself tomorrow with the judge and throw myself upon his mercy but all does not look well.
Wish me luck.
Well that is the whole story.
While I belived I have learned my lesson and I did make a mistake.
In my opinion, they should offer me a lighter sentance but I made the mistake and it is my dues I have to pay.
Which I will like a man.