12 Comments Criminal law, traffic matters, DUI, assault, theft, fraud
The escalation of the event when you could have walked away coupled with the production of the Stanley knife has pushed this road rage incident into the serious area.
A death could have easily resulted. I don't expect the judge will go easy on you, a few months inside is a possibility. If you are really lucky you may get suspended sentences. I can see no way that a criminal conviction will not be recorded.
You need to state your story in a concise and clear manner, and remain consistent, the rambling details here are not going to help you.
I'm not stranded on a desert island or stuck in an elevator, so I wans't able to read your entire post right away. Just a quick little hint for you, in case you do end up giving evidence;
Anytime a person starts a story with 'This happened, & in past years something else happened & so I was feeling upset, so I went and did this..." It makes you sound like a crackpot.
shoeverine 2009-11-06 18:03:06
Hopefully you've learnt your lesson.There's some crazy people out there.What if the other woman had ended up with the knife and killed the pair of you??
The last time i stepped up to argue the point with a stranger i got head butted for my efforts.I'm female,your height and 48kg.He was over 6ft and 100kg plus.Like you i could have ended up seriously injured.As it was only my pride suffered and i can be thankful that i learnt how to bite my tongue without being killed during the lesson.
Ok I read the story, here is my take; the careless driving and evading police charges on your sis seem unavoidable, even going by your version of the story.
The assault charges; well you dont really give enough specifc info to say who started it who provoked who etc. There are three general rules though;
1- The person who initiates & walks up to the other person just to give them a piece of their mind & settle their hash, is usually the one.
2 - The person who runs 3 car spaces away to retrieve a knife even through at that time, the other party is being held back by bystanders, is also usually the one.
3- The person who flees from the arriving police is also usually the one.
shoeverine 2009-11-07 20:20:44
The blade was concealed inside and not retracted...thankyou all for your responses. I understand now that i must only state facts when giving evidence, not to ramble on so i don't sound like a fruit cake. Iv never been through something like this before, iv learned a hard lesson, Iv had a tough year on a personal scale too. So this tops it for me, and i am very low with it all.
I go to court for a hearing next week, wish us luck. PEACE ALL
Crims with a lot of form, hardly ever have anything to say much in these events of the streets. My next door neighbour is half my age, and knew I had been seriously ill and had an operation, when he came around to our place and started screeching like a banchi. He went face to face with my wife until I got him away and then he went face to face with me. I was scared of only one thing, that I could have pushed his lower jaw into the roof of his mouth (and I felt like doing it)and having a case brought against me. However,I just stood my ground, knowing not turn my back. He eventually realised my hand was under his chin and backed off. You are similar to him, a twerp with a big mouth and not much else. The woman you attacked may have made an error in her driving judgement, but you should have considered that she was in fact a female, and with children in her care. If you and your sister did not, the magistrate will. As for the weapon, if you have anything in your hand, it will be considered to be a weapon probably, especially a sharp knife. It looks as if your day is coming up.
Yes, i made the mistake of confronting her, and should of let it go. I have to live with that. You do not know me, and i am sorry for what happened to you. I am not a criminal. Name calling me like you have done is only ignorance to the situation. two wrongs do not make a right! You of all people should know that now, like myself.
vic81, you must learn to have some decorum in these situations. It is very trying, but if you don't, this is what happens. As for name calling, what do feel when that word is used to describe you, the same as your victim felt when you went at her? Twerp is not really all that bad, I could have used a lot worse, but I did not. I can see you are in the poop, and can see why. Unfortunately, you and your sister will suffer badly in court.