My DS (darling son) got in a fight with another young man, then he made the mistake of pulling out his pocket knife. He is charged with assault 2 which carries a mandatory sentence of 5 - 16 years. He was just three weeks past his 18th birthday when it happened.
He is being held in Weld county. Last hearing the DA had not made any offers; going back at the end of the month. Public Defender not very encouraging.
This kid is extremely intelligent and so stupid. What now? How do you get past the sense of loss and guilt and anger, etc.?
Hello and welcome to the board. You get past those feelings (mine never go away completely) by taking it one day at a time. Some days are better than others. I understand how scary this whole process can be. Try to be strong and encouraging for him. I hope it works out well for him.
I walk beside you; Wherever you are
Whatever it takes; No matter how far
- Dream Theater
Stuby's Mom...sorry that you're going through this. My fiancee ended up with several decades by the time he was 20. Often I used to think "he's thrown his life away before it really even started". I rarely think about it anymore. Many people come to think that prison saved their lives because of the destructive path they were headed, certainly my fiancee has said that. It sure doesn't make it easier for the the loved ones of the incarcerated though, does it?
My thoughts are with you and your son as you go through this difficult time. And PTO is a good resource as you begin going through the CDOC process. There will be many questions, and this is a good place to find answers.
Good luck to you and your son!
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