Post: obstruction of justice (lying to cop in IL)
Posted by Stockbroker on 1/28/11
Okay, I'll try and leave it as short as possible.
8 years ago roughly I was charged with "Obstruction of
Justice". The police asked my name and I told them a false
first name and correct last name date of birth etc. I happen
to be the fourth so I go by a different first name when
Originally pled guilty with agreement to 2 years probation
and it would be dropped from Felony class 4 to Class A
misdemeanor. I filed to move to another state a year and 8
months on good terms of probation, however was pulled over
and the other state found out I had left Illinois. BREACHED
three years of postponing and three lawyers later the DA
would not budge on the conviction.
Two choices after violation of probation. One) don't goto
jail or prison and accept the felony conviction and be on
your way. two) go in front of the judge.
I took number one. I don't have any criminal history prior
to this verbal offense and find myself bitter nearly
everyday about it. i am at the understanding that I can't
appeal something I have already plead out to. So besdides
writing for a pardon what can I do? did I do the right
decision or should I have "bluffed and demanded to goto trial?"
HOW CAN SOMEONE BECOME A CONVICTED FELON BY VERBALLY lying?
I technically go by that first name on holidays anyways.
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