My uncle gets into trouble. Not bad trouble where he goes to jail for years. He does petty stuff that gets him fines, and he has had a couple of jail sentences for three months. He was in for about two weeks total. He does not do drugs, but he does have a problem with alcohol. My dad and his brother are like night and day. I love my uncle, but I will not soon forget the time we needed a Sacramento criminal attorney to keep him from going to jail for years.
There are things you can get into with other people and just be in proximity and be in serious trouble. Being a passenger in a getaway vehicle is an example. If you are hanging out with friends who decide to commit a crime with you present, then you get in trouble too. I believe that they did not tell my uncle at all about the robbery they were going to commit. He would have gotten out of the car and walked. He was in the backseat waiting for the criminals to come out of a store. He thought they were making a purchase. They were committing a crime.
They were chased by the police and arrested. He maintained from the beginning that he did not know about their plans, and his criminal friends even corroborated that version. The judge was of the mindset that if you are hanging with criminals, then you need to go to jail too. That is what happened to my uncle, and we needed a good Sacramento criminal attorney to get him out on an appeal. He was not able to make the bond, and he was0 in jail for three months already. I do not know if he will ever be normal, but he is not violent or a thief. He is just a drunk that needs continued help.
Originally posted 2017-01-11 17:31:06.