My son was to testify in court today for the crown. Another friend who witnessed the event was also there (but was hoping to "get out of it"). In the end, the trial was adjourned because the assaulter didn't have any representation
The judge said "What did you expect, to come to court and a lawyer to fall from the ceiling for you? You picked up your documentation on February 27th and you've done nothing since then... The only thing you have going for you right now is this case hasn't been adjourned in the past. When you come back on July 6th, there will be a trial whether you have representation or not. You've inconvenienced a lot of people today by being irresponsible". (I had all I could do not to crack up laughing when he was reading him the riot act)
The crown opposed the adjournment and I admit I was hopeful the judge would have said go ahead with the trial but he didn't.
It's a really hard place to be in on this. I want to believe that he's a child who has made some wrong turns in life and am hopeful he can get himself turned around, I felt bad for him because the judge was tearing him to pieces but at the same time that was my son who was assaulted and he should be punished for it.
My son was ok, until we stepped into the courtroom then nerves took over. I wish this could have been put behind us today but he has to endure this longer still because of this kids irresponsibility (You mean to tell me the parents never thought to contact legal aid? Good Glory!!)
God change my heart... there is bitterness when it is unbecoming and far from Christ-like on my part. Forgive me for being hateful in this case