I know that a lot of you are waiting to hear what happened yesterday… for a touch of catch up, we currently have two motions in to the judge as well as the sentencing. After our last court date, in which both Jace and myself ended up a pile of nerves, we had been asking to have these three split apart so that each can get the time and consideration they need. This is especially important to us, the defense. We are saying the police acted illegally. We want the judge to look at why we are saying this and give it time to sink in and mull in his head.
So yesterday was what I am calling ‘hopeful’. Not only did we get the three things split into three hearings, but 1. for the first time ever, the judge looked at and spoke directly and respectfully to my son.
2. The judge said, about the sentencing date “if we get that far”. While I am taking that phrasing with a grain of salt, it is probably the most hopeful thing I have heard from his mouth.
And 3. The judge allowed my attorney the opportunity to make a case for compelling the ICAC documents. These were already compelled and seen by a defense in Washington State once before. Could be there is nothing in them worth seeing. Could be that attorney was looking for something different than we are.
Jace also said he felt court went well, so I feel confident that it wasn’t just wishful thinking on my part.
All in all – yesterday gave me hope.
Hope that the judge is actually listening at this time.
Hope that my innocent son could get an even close to appropriate sentence.
Hope that maybe we have hit on a piece of this puzzle that could make a dent in these illegal stings operations.
I am a pessimist by design, but yesterday gave me just a glimmer of hope and I am taking a moment out of months of pain, anguish, worry, and non stop advocacy to glow just a bit.