My question involves juvenile law in the State of: ALA
I went back to court this week. The judge said he was going to release me but that he was modifying my probation and that now, after I have already completed my sentence, that I have to wear an ankle bracelet and pay for it until my appeal is completed or go to jail. We did not ask for the sentence to be stayed during the appeal. He made it clear that it could take a year for the appeal. He also said if I went off to college I would have to come back for hearings and miss a lot of school. He also said I was not allowed to drive. He said because I would not admit my guilt (drop the appeal) that I had not learned my lesson so he was going to continue to punish me. He said I must be still harboring anger for the victims by not accepting my actions. He also said I could not have any contact with the victims or any member of their family but that could be hundreds of people and I live in a tiny little town and I could not go within 1000 feet of school property. My GAL said this was a setup and he had been here before.
My parents and I talked with a civil rights attorney the day after my hearing and he said the judge is violating my civil rights but judges are immune from paying money. He said the case would be $30,000 or more and he would not recommend me, which I don't have, spending my own money on it. He did say he would check to see if another 'good deeds' attorney would take the case for expenses only. He said fighting a judge is a lose lose situation for an attorney.