Probation Story - Episode 3: The waiting is the hardest part.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Catch up below:

So I’m out on bail and have to go see the bail bondsman who’s going to let me know what happens next. 

He informs me that the Denton crime lab (where they test to make sure what I had on me was actually an illegal narcotic) is HELLA backed up and I probably won’t have to go to court for at least 6 months. In the meantime I have to check in with them on a weekly basis since they have a vested interest in me showing up to court when that day comes. 

They tell me I have to call in every Tuesday or use this app I can download to electronically check in. I liked the idea of using an app because I’m a geek. So I downloaded it and it worked exactly zero times. I tried using it 4 or 5 weeks and finally gave up on it ever working. What it DID do was save my court dates so at least it was useful for that when I finally got a court date. 

While I was waiting for what turned out to be almost 7 months I was nervous the WHOLE time wondering what was going to happen. The minimum penalty for possession of less than a gram of a type A narcotic is 6 months in jail! Was I gonna have to go to jail?!? 

I was worried so I did some EXTENSIVE research (which wasn’t easy) and FINALLY found somewhere on the web that there was a law enacted some time ago in Texas that says all first-time drug offenders HAVE to get probation. Aka NO jail time. Hooray!! Btw, it’s so jails aren’t overcrowded which makes sense. So that came as a bit of a relief. I didn’t want to be somebody’s bitch in the slammer, man!

So along comes my first court date. Tune in to episode 4 where we see how Nick does in court. 
Nick Druga II