I am 61 recieving in home care by the state. My son and I have been under extreme stress. Both with mental illnesses. He was just released from in-patient treatment. I have been receiving help on an out patient basis. We just struggled and both went into a bookshelf. Where we both received injuries. He had a scrach. I received several bruises that were documented later. I have never been in trouble before. I suffer from many serious conditions. Resulting in chronic pain. I gave him a place to stay and he was moving out that night. We neither wanted to hurt each other. But resulted in my arrest. Worst part, I was denied medical care while in custody. I went as far as to say I was suicidal to get help. Was neglected and resulted in going to the ER the morning of court, with stroke symptoms. I yelled and screamed all night for help. I knew something was wrong. I have been devastated over the whole mater. Pain, depression and did not get much sleep for weeks and could not eat. To top it off I cannot talk or see my son. We are very close. I live on a disability check SSI $750 a month. I need a break I will never plead guilty of this charge. I do not believe my appointed attorney will defend me in this matter. Any suggestions or anything I can do to end this trauma. I feel sick over it. My court date is February 7th. I am truly lost. Can someone please help me? Sencerely, frantic, old and fragile
Judges have seen everything under the sun. If you are being 100% upfront with us, then things should be OK. My only concern is how you behaved in jail--screaming all night and kicking up a fuss don't look great. Suicidal threats are taken seriously.
Try to calm down and see how things roll out. I doubt your PD will tell you to plead guilty.
Did your case go before a judge on the 7th? That was last week.
I'm 61, too. I don't feel frantic, old and fragile--maybe your mindset needs a tiny tweak. 61 is not considered old at all. Good luck with this.