Jul 22, 2005

It's Been a REALLY Bad Week


Do you remember the court case for my son where he was facing charges of DUI and open container? Remember how he didn't call me for almost 24 hours while he was in jail because I told him if he was arrested to never call me? And do you remember the attorney with a conscience who told me we didn't need him?

Well the trial was yesterday at 3 p.m.

But yesterday at 9 a.m. my son called me (immediately, I might add...at least he learned SOMETHING from this).

Me: Hello

Him: Mom, I'm in jail.

Me: (Laughing) Very funny.

Him: No, really. I'm in jail.

Me: This is not funny. Don't kid me like this.

Him: I wish I was kidding.

Me: You can't be in jail (Sounds of "losing it" in my voice.) You have to show up for court today.

Him: I know, Mom...I'm sorry. They say I won't be out in time.

Anyway, the upshot is he was parked in front of an abandoned grocery store listening to CDs after work (his story) when police pulled up. He looked suspicious so they searched his car and found a half of a xanax (prescription drug for anxiety, says he got it from a friend at work, but hadn't taken any). So they arrested him for possession of a controlled substance (another misdemeanor). We did not get him out of jail until 8:30 p.m. So needless to say he missed his other court date.

I called the lawyer we didn't need. He suggests that now we need him.

More updates as they occur.


Bill said...

Karyn, I'm sorry you're having to deal with this... I know only too well how this all feels.

If knowing that there's someone out here who truly knows what you're going through helps, then I'm truly glad our paths have crossed.

I'll keep you, your family, and of course your son, in my prayers.

Karyn Lyndon said...

Yes, it does help. I'm glad our paths crossed, too.

Bill said...

Thanks, if you ever need to 'bend an ear' feel free to drop me an email

Michelle said...

Oh dear Karyn - I am sorry to read that you are experiencing more problems. You would have thought that spending time in jail the first time, he would have learnt his lesson. I hope the lawyer is able to be helpful.

Good luck - will keep you both in my prayers.

Nankin said...

Karyn, I'm sorry you're having to go through this. And yes, there are others of us out here who have been in the same boat.