It appears your attorney is doing a good job of representing you. I think you have good reason to feel better.Ok. So I went in. My lawyer was an hour late. We approached the bench,and right off the back he tells the judge that we aren't pleeing out and we want a trial. I'm horrified by this! The prosecutor gets asked by the judge what her statement is, she tells the judge she may want to resolve this today. My lawyer ignores her for the most part and calls me outside.
This is where it gets good. We go over the police reports and there are mismatching statements about what happened. The police wrote in the report I admitted to threating with a knife and have it on body cam. I never said anything close to that so if they do indeed have body cam footage this will show they are making stuff up. Also, one witness told police that I kept putting my hands in my pocket saying f u bring it on to the store employee..this actually made me laugh..first of all it didn't happen second , if I was trying to make a hasty escape why would I stop and turn towards them and call them out. The next blunder is that the police lied about watching the surveillance footage that day.During the arrest the police were advised that they could not obtain the footage because it is stored off site and would take a few days to get. Let's also not forget to mention that apparently they have no proof I stole anything. They found some merchandise stashed nearby but when checked for finger prints there were none. This is also a lie. I watched them lift prints and there were prints along the top edge of the box, quite a few of them..but the police report says there was none. Oh geez there is so much more, but moving on..
My lawyer tells me something about commiting a robbery but on a scale a minimal robbery,but he would talk to the prosecutor quickly. He briefly walks in to speak with her for about 4 minutes.. He comes out and CLAIMS she says she is starting to think this is more of a shoplifting case but has no deal to offer at the moment. I am a bit weary of this statement by my lawyer but he says to trust him. I told him he's a lawyer why wouldn't I trust him.
Now I'm not too sure what's going on here but I feel about 25 percent better...
Thank you for the update.