An early morning phone call says that the Atty is going to have Tom plead Not Guilty. He says "we have a good sentencing judge and if they find you guilty you might get 7 days; but we'll appeal".
The Judge listens to testimony and makes a decision.
14 days active jail time; 1 year supervised probation; lose license for 1 year and attend assessment classes.
They appealled to Supreme Court and will go to a Jury Trial sometime after the first of the year. Supreme court only meets 3 times a year.
IF Tom wins that appeal, this all goes away including $$$$ for the attorney to handle that case and the wasted time in travel. The attorney says they can win that case.
IF he loses it, the original charges will stick.
Leave it up to Tommy to continue the tommydrama; more money spent; more time wasted. I say keep the current sentencing and be done with it.
We've been down this road before and I reminded him of that and said "do you see where habitual comes from now?"
I know he heard the ill tone of my voice.
The recent hospitalization of my suicide-attempting friend brought out words of "she should dump the loser" even out of Tom's mouth. I remind him often "do you know how many people have told me the same thing about YOU?"