In my opinion, First District Judge Virginia L. Carpenter rendered me indigent by not doing her due diligence in my case.
She barred me from seeing my wife of 35 years for six months, though Marlien repeatedly told her the charges against me were false.
Nor did she push Jefferson County law enforcement to do what is called the “ICANN Law Enforcement Due Diligence Recommendations.”
She and the prosecutor pushed me to plead guilty to something I did not do (harassment) because I was afraid to go back to jail and be beaten up again.
Based on false testimony, which witnesses would have denied, Judge Carpenter kicked me out of my expensive apartment for six months, forcing me to use all my money to find a place to live. One night my car was stolen while I stayed in a mid-town motel. I had no money for lawyers, and make too much for a public defender.
Lawyers often recommend defendants plead guilty even though they were innocent.
In my case, it was particularly unfair that I should be pressed to plead guilty. I have suffered from Post Traumatic Defense Syndrome for ten years, which is now headed to early onset dementia, possibly because of the jail beatings I suffered.
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I believe I deserve a new trial. I am innocent. I have witnesses who will declare the prosecution’s case phony.
I also believe I deserve a new trial because the terms dictated by Judge Carpenter have been violated by the probation department.
Though alcohol was not a factor in my case, probation wants to bar me from drinking. Judge Carpenter withdrew an earlier order barring me from drinking and told the court I could resume drinking.
Frequent alcohol tests indicated I do not have an alcohol problem. Who runs the court?