I live in westchester new york and during last thanksgiving i got so drunk that i kick and punch a parked cars rear bumper. So I've been going back and fourth to court and I went yesterday (I have a legal aide) and the changed my lawyer again (i dont know why yet) and he tells me there offering me a year probation instead of three years and resitution for 3,500 bucks!!!!! how the hell does a 2004 honda accord rear bumper cost so much. I did the estimates at a body shop and the most they go for is 800$
when i got arrested they gave me the papers saying what i got charged for and it said this.
The people of the state of new york charge me with criminal mischief in the third degree E felony. The office wittness the defendent doing the crime. then it says under [B]facts[B] on the above date and time the above defendant intentionally kick,punch, and spit on ny registration XXXXXX a 2004 Honda accord causing damage to the [B]REAR[B] BUMPER. This took place on the corner of main street in the city of white plains. The owner signed an owners depostion.
So my question is i went to a body shop and honda and theres no way a rear bumper cost so much money. So i told my new lawyer that where the proof i did that much worth of damage, wheres the estimate? the pictures? he tells that to the prosecutor and they say they dont have it lol? so they told me to go back in march and i made an appointment next tuesday to make sure i tell him to keep it real there no way im paying 3500 for a bumper on a piece of shit honda accord. anyone has advice pleasse help i cant picture myself paying that amount of money for a bumper. I agree i deserve to pay. But not to get ripped off. please help. thx