daughter and the court continues
My daughter avoided a trial by accepting the plea bargain which was a good deal for her. A sure thing of no fines and staying out of trouble for 3 months then in will be wiped off her record (she's stayed out of trouble 18 years, 3 months is nothing) as opposed to a trial which even though she is innocent, the jury may have decided otherwise.
NOW she has to appear before a judge in order to get a NO CONTACT ORDER placed against the gal that has caused all the grief. We have no doubt the gal will try another stunt. She has a history of causing trouble for my daughter:
spring 2010 gal called cops on daughter saying daughter was walking down the middle of the street crying, popping pills and saying she was going home and cutting her wrists. The fact was that the girls had gone out running together as daughter is an avid runner and encouraging the gal to join her. So the cops show up at my house, by then daughter was inside watching tv. One cop was wonderful and understanding, the other, to put it frankly, a jerk. It was an "anonymous" call, but we know who made it and the gal later fessed up to it.
summer 2010 daughter is at her second day of work at Sonic drive in. Gal calls manager and says daughter messed up her order, spilled it, scratched her car and cheated her bill. The gal wasn't even at Sonic that day. Manager questioned gal, whose story kept changing and daughter was never in trouble at Sonic for it as it was apparent it didn't happen. The gal admitted to that too.
spring 2011 gal accuses daughter of hitting her in face, hence the citation and lawyer intervention.
So now daughter has to go to open court and explain to the judge why she believes the no contact order is necessary. Do we think it will stop the gal? Probably not but at least with the order we'll have legal backup and WILL press charges if necessary. The gal has stalked my daughter. She's copied her; her hair color and styles, her manner of dress, her likes and dislikes. Whatever daughter wore, the next day, the gal would wear the same thing. Changer her hair color, the gal would too. Imitation used to be the sincerest form of flattery, but in this case, its unnerving.
The gal is mentally unstable. She's 18 and has been in and out of mental facilities since 3rd grade. She's on several different medications daily not to mention the illegal stuff she messes with. Daughter has tried to be a friend to her and help her as much as she possibly could but the assault charge was the last straw for all of us. We've welcomed her into our home and treated her like family. She's a messed up young gal that needs serious professional help and she needs to stay far away from this family.
My poor daughter. She really did try to do the right thing. She tried so hard to be a good friend to that gal, even when no one else would. She kept giving her another chance. She welcomed her into her life and home and tried to help her as best she could.
"I'm going to get healthy or die trying"