||[Jul. 4th, 2008|01:41 am]
Well, this is probably the biggest predicament I've ever landed in my life so far. I am going to try to elaborate as much as possible but probably won't be able to cover it all seeing that I am pulling hair out of my head.|
1. A few weeks ago I was pulled over for expired tabs on my license plate. When they ran my license it was apparently still suspended, I was immediately cuffed and detained, my car then inpounded. I had paid my drivers responsibility fee nearly a year ago which was $400 but the secretary of state purposely failed to mention that I had to pay a license reinstatement fee of $125. If they would have told me this all that time ago I wouldn't be in this situation. I had been pulled over months earlier over a busted light and my license checked out fine.. there is foul play afoot. After paying to get my car out of the inpound, my tabs/registration updated I had spent about $200. I then had to go to my arraignment at the Portage courthouse. I plead not guilty and will go to trial on next Wednesday to fight this bullshit. Since my charge for driving on a suspended license will be counted for 2 years, my overall cost will be $1,000. THEN another drivers responsibility fee will be tacked on to it because I was driving without my tabs which will more than likely be another $200, THEN they'll suspend my license again, and I will have to pay another $125 reinstatment fee. Since I will be going to trial to fight a losing battle, I will then have court costs to pay, and god knows how much that will be. My parents have done everything they can to help me out, but this hole I've fallen down is beyond their arm's reach to help me.
So lets do the math..
$1,000 for 2 counts driving on suspended license
$200 Drivers Responsibility Fee
$125 License Reinstatement Fee
$250 ( Estimated ) Court Fee
I work 6 days a week and still make less than $200. I can hardly sustain a living with this bullshit. If you're a Michigander, I ask anyone who reads this to sign this petition against this. I am just one of thousands and thousands or people being fucked by the Michigan drivers responsibility law. It would be a very patriotic act towards this injustice.
Now moving on..
2. My lease is up at the end of July instead of August which I originally thought. I am deep in debt and once again for the 2nd year in a row I have broken promises to myself and others to move back to Detroit to go to school. Where I will be living at the end of the month is unknown to me. I cannot move back to my parents place because it will cost too much to a Uhaul or any other methods of moving all of the shit I've accumulated with my time here. I cannot move to Kelly's moms house because of the conflict of my cat with her animals ( I will NEVER give my Miisha up for anything, she is my child ). Even working two jobs and having Kelly living with me, I will not be able to afford a single bedroom apartment and save money, besides I have too much stuff to even fit in a single bedroom apartment.
After living in Kalamazoo for 3 years, this place has provided no opportunities for me financially or educationally in my field of interest. Although I've had some great experiences here, this road in life has lead me to a halting stop with a baracade laced with electrified barbed wire. I can't even afford to move back "home" is the point I'm trying to bring across. I'm going to have to quit my band and music all together in order to get a 2nd job to dig myself out of this hole. With both of my bandmates out of town at Rothbury, I have no idea how I am going to break this to them.
I am at the point now where I should just shut the fuck up about my plans in life before I jynx them and get pulled behind even more than I already am. I am going down in flames in a trajectory towards Hell itself