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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Clearing My Name.

Wednesday afternoon found me at our county courthouse waiting (anxiously) for my case to be called.

State of Minnesota vs. Sam-are-a Lewis Past-oom-a. The judges voice boomed as I walked towards the podium.

I corrected him and got quite the stare from the court clerk, but how can I swear in to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth if I don't even tell them my correct name?

In the case you missed it via facebook or twitter late Wednesday afternoon, my stubbornness paid off (this time) and I walked away with no fine and no record from my late November infraction. (You can read my previous post on my first court experience and what I was doing there in the first place, here.)

Partly due to a technicallity (if you call having the officer walk into court while my case is simultaneously called and then asking for a recess or continuance, a technicality, ahem) and partly because since I'd had over an hour to hear other cases and attorneys go over miscellaneous cases before the judge so I learned the proper verbiage and terms to use when it came to be my turn.

But the best part of my court experience was hearing the judge say; "Well said, Ms. Postuma. The prosecution's request for a recess or continuance has been denied and this case has been dismissed. Have a great afternoon."

And I looked over and gave my new friend, the prosecutor and his officer a big, giant smile as I walked out of court.


Because I've never seen my name in lights on the court docket before and have no future plans to I just had to snap a quick cell phone picture. To protect the others that were there with me that day I've xx'ed out their names. Click to enlarge.

10 Comments:

Blogger Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

Way to be persistant, Samara! So glad that you won your case.

January 24, 2010 at 7:52 PM  
Anonymous Unplanned Cooking said...

Congrats to you! Love the pic :).

January 24, 2010 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

whooo hooo for you!!

January 24, 2010 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Congratulations. And way to go for correcting a judge. You're lucky not to be held in contempt.

January 24, 2010 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger GMS said...

Hooray! Kudos to you for being persistent and also for presenting your own case.

January 24, 2010 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger The Fritz Facts said...

Yeah! So glad that this is now behind you! You are Two for Two!

January 24, 2010 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Glad that you won your case!!! Congrats.

January 25, 2010 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Way to go S! Awesome!

January 25, 2010 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Congratulations for getting out of that situation - way to go!

January 25, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Anti-Supermom said...

Way to go, Samara. I love it when the *good guy* wins ;)

January 25, 2010 at 11:49 AM  

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