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Posted on 2001.03.26 at 14:07
Mood: helpless

i just got a call back from the lawyer who's working my los banos case.

his retainer fee would be $2500. that's far more than the cost of the ticket in the first place ($1800-ish).

back to square one.


what am i going to do?

i can't make an appearance in court myself, because i have a suspended license, and the judge is aware of that- ergo, driving out there is a Bad Idea. worse yet, because i'm dealing with some backwater redneck judge in los banos, i have to be there by 8:30 in the morning and then i *may* get a court appearance.


i had hoped to resolve this before the 15th of next month, because as of April 15 i'm going to have two car payments to deal with, not one.

the only way i'll be able to manage that is getting my license back and procuring comprehensive insurance before then- otherwise the combined total of the two car payments is $1400/month.

my other option is to continue trusting louise to make the car payments. this option has *not* demonstrated itself to be a reliable one.



back2dafront at 2001-03-26 16:11 (UTC) (Link)


my offer still stands to drive you up on there on a friday morning. It sure would save you a hell of a lot of money. Seriously. I'd do it. Let me know.

Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2001-03-26 17:02 (UTC) (Link)

Re: hey

i appreciate the offer, but the thing is showing up to the courthouse at 8:30 in the morning on a friday doesn't *get* me a court date- it gets me a chance for one.

going out there and being denied would suck hardcore, so i'm gonna pay through the ass for a lawyer- hopefully i can get my sentra registered before kit gets back from germany so i can sell it to him. he's offered me $2500 for it, so it should be enough- i kinda wanted that money to fix the front of my green GTI with but that's the way shit goes, eh?
back2dafront at 2001-03-26 17:42 (UTC) (Link)

Re: hey

yeah...as my dad would say, "that's the way the ball bounces and cookie crumbles."

good luck man.

twitterific at 2001-03-27 11:46 (UTC) (Link)
Does the green GTI still have the same headlight broken or is it a different problem? And what's the Los Banos deal? You never told me that wasn't resolved...
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2001-03-27 12:17 (UTC) (Link)
nah, headlights are cheap. i fixed that a long time ago, but then rear-ended a BMW about a month and a half ago- nothing serious, the other car wasn't damaged at all, but mine's a little ugly right now.

yeah, the los banos deal was never resolved. i'm a slacker, i know this. but i'm working on it.
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