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.