3 Time Convicted Felon



In 1990 I was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. I was given 3 years probation and completed it in 1993. Now sometimes this will show up on my back ground and sometimes it won't. It was suppose to go under youthful offender status. I was 17 years of age. This was because me and another guy stole 2 four wheelers.


In 1993 I was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. I was given 3 years probation and completed it in 1996. I was 20 years of age. I was in a car riding around with some friends we got stopped then come to find out it was stolen, but what can I do when I was charged with the same thing 3 years earlier.


In 2003 I was charged with burglary third. I was sentenced to a 5 years split 3 years. I completed this in 2009. Now how this split sentence works is like this, the small number the 3 years is a mandatory in prison and then you are released to do the big number 5 years on probation. This way a Judge has control of your time not a parole board. Me and my ex-brother in law broke into a house a stole some items.


Now all these are class C felonies. No weapon involved or drugs.


Now for my driving history. Sometime in 1993 my drivers license was suspend for not paying a ticket. Now instead of being a responsible person I figured I would just drive without one, and that caused me to rack up fines totaling almost 4000.00 dollars. All these were paid off July 2010. The last driving on suspended ticket was in 2009. This past year in 2011 I got 2 tickets on the same stop. One for failing to show proof of insurance, and expired registration.


Now here is where you will see where my life started changing. Well remember I said I was suppose to do a mandatory 3 years my small number of my split sentence. Well I did 18 months. How did I manage to do that you ask. Well God blessed me by making a way for me to get on a work release program. Then when you get paid whatever your bring home pay is they take 40% from that to pay towards your fines and restitution. Then whats left after that they take 25% to pay for your housing and transportation to work, and what is left goes to you. I worked as a maintenance man for a chicken processing plant with the chance to work unlimited overtime. So I would work from 75 to 106 hours a week just so I wouldn't spend to much time in jail, and it gave me any where from 200.00 to 300.00 dollars more a week coming back to me after the prison took what they needed to. So I would trust someone one at the plant to get me a money order for ½ to ¾ for what I got back and I would send it to the courts. So I paid everything off in 17 an half months. That is why I only did 18 months because I used my head for once. I was then placed on probation September 21, 2004. This was for me to start my big number of my split sentence the 5 years. Now out of the 5 years of supervised probation I did 8 months 3 days. On May 24 2005 the probation officer requested I be placed on unsupervised probation for the remainder of the supervision period. Now you May ask how did I do this. Well I completed all programs assigned to me, never missed a meeting with probation, and passed every drug test. This is almost unheard of due to the state will lose money because I don't have to meet with the probation officer and pay him 50.00 dollars a month.


I moved to California to get away from my old life so I could learn how to live life the correct way. Plus I was going through my 2nd divorce. I met the woman who that is now my wife. Since my time in prison I have learned so much and accomplished so much. Its taking time but I won't let it get me down. I know my time is coming.


My accomplishments are. In July 2010 paid off all fines so I could drive legally. In July 2011 I got my GED, and in January 2012 started truck driving school and completed in February 2012.

Now I know God has a plan for me and I have been looking for it for the last 4 or 5 years, and I think I can see so light on it but its to early to tell. To all you felons just remember he has a plan for you and stay away from depression.

moss4573 moss4573
1 Response Jan 11, 2012

i am a 3rd time too and i am fighting the depression you say to stay away from i keep on trucking.