Free from Court Hell

Some of you long-time readers may remember that I’ve been fighting off the unwelcome anal advances of the State of New Jersey, which has been attempting to hit me with a multi-thousand dollar fine and a two-year license suspension.

Well, today I had my court date. My incompetent asshat of an attorney didn’t show. This actually turned out to be to my benefit, though—the judge and the prosecutor took pity upon me, allowed me to plea down to a single charge of Driving While Suspended, which, although hitting me with a $500 fine, results in NO SUSPENSION OF MY LICENSE. I’ll be able to drive again, which is a good thing–especially for my upcoming move.

Even better, the judge said that he’ll be reporting my attorney to the State Ethics Board. Woo-hoo!

After I got back home, I got a call from the incompetent asshat, telling me that he had finally showed up at the courthouse…over an hour after the call time. I told him in no uncertain terms what had occurred…including his forthcoming appointment with the Ethics Board. He promised to refund half of my retainer. Damn right.

21 days and counting ’till I’m out of this cesspool of a state.

GMS

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