I need some help and I no longer have anywhere to turn. I was charged with a DUI in my living room and the officer made up the report. I hired an attorney but he wouldn't question the officer or "call him a liar" even though every single one of his reports had discrepancies, inconsistencies, ommissions. I thought the truth would come out in court and that he would not be able to lie under oath. He did, and a jury convicted me on Monday. This is my 3rd strike and I am sentenced to 6 months in prison, over $20,000 in fines, jail costs and I am losing custody of my son, my home, my life, my car, my freedom. The cop lied and got away with it. I can prove it, but I was not aloud to speak in court, only my attorney and he said he was going to address critical points, but didn't. Even if I am granted an appeal, I can not introduce any additional evidence that my lawyer didn't submit. I am losing my life. My life savings, my son, my home, my job. I am ready to put a bullet in my head. Officer Cameron Darland came into my home, I asked him to help me with a civil problem with my ex, and he arrests me for a DUI. Once he heard that I had a record and I was drunk in my living room, he assumed I must have been drunk earlier when I was driving and arrested me for assuming something. The state had no evidence and couldn't prove it, but it went forward and now I have this conviction.
I learned after my 2006 conviction not to ever drive drunk again and I haven't, but my life is ruined anyway because of this cop's abuse of power and discretion. I still can't believe that this can happen in America. I thought the truth would come out in court, but I was wrong. The cop just kept telling more lies and making it up. My life is over. MY LIFE. I try to pray for forgiveness and I pray for his soul, but I don't think he has one.
He ruined a life. He took away everything I worked so hard for over the last 2 years. He is not fit to wear a badge.