Intermolecular Reality, on 22 April 2014 - 02:03 AM, said:
x1yyz, on 21 April 2014 - 07:13 PM, said:
Hey IR, we haven't heard from you for a couple days. Is everything alright?
I am okay, thank you so much for asking.
Fortunately I was able to bail her out of jail, however she is facing quite an extensive list of charges:
☆Driving On A Suspended License
☆Driving Without Insurance
☆Running A Red Light
☆Not Wearing A Seatbelt
☆Eluding An Officer
All of the money we have accumulated for moving is now going towards this, and I’m not even one-hundred percent certain as to whether or not she will be returning to jail. Everything always goes wrong all at once it seems, although it could be much worse, I suppose. I am beyond grateful for everything I do have right now. The songs The Enemy Within, Marathon, Prime Mover, and Survival (a song from Yes’ debut album) are helping me get through this. It’s amazing how music enables you to maintain a positive perspective even when it seems all hope is lost. Music truly is “a beacon in the darkness
Should anything else transpire, I will let you guys know. I'm sorry I did not update my situation sooner.
I thank everyone for being so kind and empathic... I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts.
The expired tags, suspended license and no insurance are probably done deals since those are difficult to argue against. But, I did offer you some advice on the others. Check your messages
From what I could gather from Florida code, this is what I found:
Expired tags is an infraction - No jail time, pay a fine
Insurance violation is an infraction - No jail time, pay a fine and possible license suspension.
First conviction is second degree misdemeanor - punishable by $500 fine
Second conviction is first degree misdemeanor - punishable by $1,000 fine
Third or any subsequent convictions is a third degree felony - punishable by $5,000 fine and possible jail time
I couldn't find if misdemeanors carry jail time in Florida. I know that, in my state, misdemeanors and felonies do not have grades - they are one or the other. Misdemeanors carry a possible sentence of up to a year in jail. Jail time for felonies is determined by the specific crime committed. I have rarely ever seen a person spend much time in jail for a suspended license though. I think they would have to be a habitual offender in order for that to happen. She should have access to a public defender, so they could clarify these points for her better than I can.