It finally happened, I had to pull.

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Re: It finally happened, I had to pull.

Postby MarcSpaz » Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:50:11

ShortMan wrote:I carried yesterday. First time in over 6 months. Had a couple training courses for pistol defense.
Felt weird. The P238 is a little heavier and fatter.

Incidentally, the cops still havent returned my LCP. Good thing I dont need it.


This is why I carry a Glock, daily. Don't want my expensive SIG confiscated. May never see it again.


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Re: It finally happened, I had to pull.

Postby FiremanBob » Sat, 18 Jun 2016 17:18:16

Am glad it's going well. The 238 is a far better pistol than the LCP, so you're probably better off now. Hogue makes an excellent replacement grip.
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Re: It finally happened, I had to pull.

Postby ShortMan » Sun, 12 Mar 2017 01:56:39

UPDATE:


A new prosecutor came on the job late last year. He's a little more competent than the previous one, and decided to re-charge me right before Christmas (barely making the one year cut-off for misdemeanors).
Had to go thru all the nonsense all over again with my attorney. Again they tried to argue that my form of self-defense was not needed for the situation.
Of course, they only have a single witness who could substantiate that one way or the other (the guy who was threatening to kill me), and they sent him back down to Georgia.

Oh, and the lovely young gentleman himself?
http://www.gwinnettcourts.com/casesearc ... LAAhPD+qEQ
he would have been 19 when that murder charge was filed.

He's got about 20 other charges in Georgia alone. I havent yet searched for his Florida charges.

My attorney got me a deal where I stay out of trouble for one whole year and the county drops everything. Its not even official probation, since I've never been found guilty of anything.
I can ask for a trial any time I want. Am tempted to do so but only if I can get that guy back up in Virginia, since he is both the sole witness and the alleged victim.

Still confused they never pressed charges against him for threatening to kill me.
Also wondering why I never see any trials or punishments on the guy. I guess court records dont work that way for inquiring civilians.

Oh, and I still havent been back to the restaurant. No one said I couldnt go, but I realized nothing good has ever happened to me there and thought maybe I should just avoid it.


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Re: It finally happened, I had to pull.

Postby kelu » Sun, 12 Mar 2017 14:47:49

ShortMan wrote:UPDATE:
Still confused they never pressed charges against him for threatening to kill me.
Also wondering why I never see any trials or punishments on the guy. I guess court records dont work that way for inquiring civilians.


This sucks. It reminds me of my personal experience in my home country where I was attacked with an axe, I called the cops and I was asked directly how I upset that guy. Cops never came.
Looks like justice these days work more in favor of the bad guys.
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Re: It finally happened, I had to pull.

Postby Jakeiscrazy » Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:39:48

Glad to hear you "mostly" off the hook. Sucks that you had to go through the time an expenses.
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Re: It finally happened, I had to pull.

Postby ShortMan » Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:38:32

Actually the learning experience is quite worth it. Now I know how badly the PW courts are run, and I have a fair idea how much you can get screwed without a lawyer.


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Re: It finally happened, I had to pull.

Postby darkstar3d » Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:11:17

That sucks. Being an ex deputy in Georgia, courts their have discovered that they can make money selling reports and records behind pay walls. Lawrenceville and Gwinnett county are in on the scheme.


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Re: It finally happened, I had to pull.

Postby ShortMan » Sun, 09 Apr 2017 19:43:07

Actually, I just got plenty of info for Free from Gwinnett county.

Looked the dude up by name (the one who threatened me) and it turns out he had a murder charge, which held on for years and finally he was convicted of manslaughter and did about 4 or 5 years for it. He was 20 when he killed someone.
I REALLY wish Virginia had not let him go. I wish they had kept and prosecuted him instead of harassing me for years. In fact I think the only reason they bother with me is because I'm convenient. If I had moved in away in that brief window between March and December I suspect they would have just let it go.


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