omletlove asked: How'd it go?
It didn’t. After all my anxiety and the bs, it got postponed because the judge was tied up with the case he tried last week (the jury was still deliberating) and he wasn’t going to have time for my case.
Law and Order: A day in the life
7:30- Wake up and briefly consider whether an extra half hour of sleep is worth being rushed on the way to court. Decide it’s not.
8- Head to work. Fantasize about careers that don’t involve getting up at 7:30 and wearing a suit. Wonder if astronauts have to wear suits when they’re not in space.
8:30- Arrive at work. Brief conversation with supervisor, eat protein bar for breakfast while checking e-mail. Realize that defense attorney sent documents requested by trial judge (last Tuesday) at 11:48 pm last night and never returned your phone call from Friday. Make sure everything you need is in your bag.
9:10- Arrive at courtroom. Wait, uneasily trying to concentrate on an Avengers AU on your kindle.
9:35- Defense attorney arrives and starts explaining why he’s going to win. This involves, amongst other arguments, claims that pointing a gun at someone arguing with your sister is not assault and that mandatory minimum sentences aren’t actually mandatory. Point out to him that the possibility that a jury MIGHT buy his crap is not sufficient reason to give up and not prosecute, with little effect.
10- Excuse yourself to go speak to your witnesses, mostly to get him to shut up.
10:10- Brief discussion with judge and defense attorney. Defense attorney announces that he has a pre-trial motion, despite stating clearly last week that he had no motions and not communicating with you since. Judge is waiting for a verdict from the jury on his last case and doesn’t want to start a new trial till there’s a verdict.
10:12- Make a neat stack of the documentation that proves you told the defense about your witnesses in October, and his motion is bullcrap.
10:13- Wait. Pass the time by texting various friends and colleagues about what an asshat the defense attorney is.
11:30- Jury from previous case announces they want to rehear all the testimony. Judge sends your case back to the scheduling judge since he will not be getting to it anytime soon.
11:40- Go back to scheduling judge and wait to be heard.
12:15- Postpone case. Call witnesses and advise of new date.
12:30- Decide to abandon work for the day and go get some bagels.