Please know that we got your back. Just like we had others backs, even if we know you made a mistake.
Deep Breaths, Like Grma said....This too shall pass, tomorrow is another day, and if aint we dont' need it.
Grma was a wise wise German lady.
DS knows I called him first thing in the morning. He's loving and supportive as always. I called the X too he's retired LEO but really no help in that regard because he's been retired so long (legal limit was .15 when he was active duty.) However, he's still feeling guilty and has been promising me some money to help with the funds I gave DS & DDIL before I lost the job that I moved for. I could use it to pay the legal bill, and he's already made an initial deposit in my bank account. It was also another opportunity to talk about the QDRO.
My baby brother is coming here tomorrow completely unrelated. He has to get his department's radar guns calibrated at the State Police Academy, so we're going to meet and have lunch. Then I leave to meet my new grandson on Satuday morning. A week of new baby smell should buoy my spirits.
Breathe deep when you feel your body starting to stress. This event doesn't define you, please remember that.
The DA didn't show up. I have to go back in two weeks.
Why didn't your lawyer ask for an immediate dismissal? Sounds like it should have been a default judgment in your favor. You showed up, he didn't. Am I missing something?
Please don't be scared. Everything will be okay. It was for my mom. She had to pay at least 5000.00 in fines, take a course or do a weekend in jail. She was restricted to drive for 6 months. She just got her lic. back and has to have SSR insurance.
Please know that it happens to ppl who are great people (which I think you are). I feel horrible for you but your lawyer should be able to go to court for you on most of this and you should only have to appear once. At least that is how it was for my mom.
I am here for you if you need anything and you are not alone.
Enjoy that new baby. everything will be okay.