I first want to thank everyone for their prayers, it means a lot to me.
I am ok as of right now, but my legal troubles are not over yet... but let me start from the beginning. As some of you may know, my Boss had offered me a car. It is a 1990 Toyota 4runner, with a new transmission, and only needs minor repairs. Later on down the line, I can even get new interior! This was truly a blessing. I called up the insurance company, and it was pretty reasonable. It would cut my expenses a little, but I felt that I had to move forward sooner or later. If it didn't work out, I could always just go back to taken the bus. So a couple of days later, I was riding in my new car!
Two weeks passed, and I get a call from my insurance company. They are telling me that my policy is going to be cancelled in the next 15 days. Why? "Seems that your license is suspended." Suspended? I just started driving two weeks ago! I have had my drivers license for only 3 years, and I have NEVER been pulled over by the police. NEVER! Seems like I had to get to the bottom of this. So I call Motor Vehicle, and they tell me I have unpaid tickets in my hometown. So I call the local Court House, and they tell me that I have 4 tickets, and 2 dating back 2 years ago! Not only that, but there is a warrant for my arrest!
What kind of Hell is this?
My day was shot since then. As soon as I get a new car, I can't even enjoy it. Sigh. So early the next morning I head to the court office to post bail, and get a trial date, because I'll be damned if I am going to pay 500 dollars of tickets I never got, AND GO TO JAIL! As I receive my papers on the details of what is going on, I find out that I was speeding, made a wrong turn, didn't have my seat belt on, and I didn't show a driver's license. Didn't show a driver's license? Shouldn't you go to jail for that? Then it hit me. Somebody must have been using my name to get out of paying for these tickets, but how? I knew I lost my wallet awhile ago (so I thought...), so maybe that got my information from then.
Then I looked at what car the tickets were issued under. Seems like it was under my mother's car! Now it couldn't be my mother, because she's a female, so that only leaves one person left... My Stepfather! He has stolen from me (in many ways) for the past 4 or 5 years. It was the reason why I moved out of my mother's house! Why in the hell is he doing this again!
So a couple of days later, I go to court. Let me tell you, court is not fun! It's crowded and long! I was so nervous. So I get up in front of the judge, and he tells me the charges. "I'm not guilty." He then looks at me, and tells me that I will need another trial and that I can bring any paperwork, evidence, and witnesses that can prove my case. Great, another two weeks to wait until this ordeal is over! On top of that, I can't press charges, because I can't prove that it is him. I need evidence. The only thing I can do is file a criminal complaint, and then bring him to trial (if he even goes). This is too much!
My second trial is in a couple of weeks. My main focus is to clear my name, and then I can persue putting my stepfather behind bars. Of course, this is very difficult for me to do, it being my mother's husband, but I can't put up with it any longer!
I'm praying a lot. Mostly for strength. It sucks that I have to go through all this, and its not even my fault. I'm losing money by taking off days at work, and it is very emotionally draining. But I am a part of God's legacy, and no one can take away who I am with GOD. So I'm here to reclaim my name and put it up to the most high, where it can't be touched!
Once again, thanks for the prayers, and I'll be posting more, outside of all this mess.
Life still goes on...
// ShawnQt //