My friend thought he looked uncomfortable.
My daughter and I told her it was because he was wearing a suit.
The arraignment lasted two minutes. He got to go first because the serious cases get to go first.
Thanks to having a fancy lawyer, he didn't have to come into the room until the very last minute. And then his lawyer was notified that we had an official "advocate" with us by the court.
I s'pose he was notified so he was extra careful not to fuck up or something.
The infuriating thing was that they didn't even read out what he was being charged with. His lawyer just broke in and said "Due to the nature of the charges, we move to schedule the omnibus hearing."
Hmmm. What a concept. Having a CHOICE as to being humiliated. Having a CHOICE as to staying safely behind your chosen person of protection.
Something not granted to your own child.
As soon as they were done, they breezed out of the courtroom and my friend and I jumped up because we were totally ready to run out of the courtroom and slam the door into him in our haste to fuck him up in the hallway.
That's when having an advocate was PROBABLY a good idea. She very calmly said "Sit down...sit down...give it a minute...sit down..."
So I sat. And we waited while other people without fancy lawyers got to stand up and discuss in detail why they stoled from the grocery store.
So now we go to the next level. Omnibus hearing, March 9th at 1:30.
Plenty of time to get the lies straight.
I have never hated someone so much in my entire life.