- 9 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
Today my husband had a trial for an unjust citation. In August, an 80 year old man on a bike ran into my husband’s truck after running two red lights and signaling to turn right, then going straight instead- into my husband’s vehicle and fell over. The cop that arrived at the scene testified that the man looked fine. A few days later the man had some serious injuries. The cop even said it sounded strange, given that the other party (the man) was in good spirits at the hospital when he went to speak with him.
There were no witnesses, yet the prosecuter called about 6 of them to testify. The judge was sarcastic to DH and did not look at him. We lost when we walked in because we were not represented by an attorney (I have several of them in my family, but out of state.)
The judge based his decision on what the other party said even though they clearly stated “they do not remember anything.”
He also based the decision that DH was guilty because of what the other party’s wife said (she was not there.) She said he normally goes straight instead of turning at the intersection. It was all heresay.
His wife said it has been “several years” since her husband made a 90 degree right hand turn signal, that now he just points. The judge said that my husband was lying, even though he told the original cop about the signal, and the investigating officer, and me, and our insurance. All in a statement that the prosecuter conveniently “did not have.” (I handed it to her in pre-trial.)
It was so sad to have to watch and not be able to intervene. DH did object when the prosecuter attempted to use the police report (inadmissable without a witness).
Blah. Thank you to whoever is reading this, if you are! I am just so frustrated. Maybe I will become and attorney after all. The judge just worked for the prosecuter. It was very disturbing to sit and see all of this.
Like kangaroo court. We will appeal and be in front of a jury and have all of those witnesses statements to use next time. (The wife even said he runs lights and makes 90 degree signals to turn right.)
Sigh. So much unnecessary stress. At least it is not personal, or anything we did to be treated that way. It was like a game between the judge and the prosecuter, they work for one another.