Sorry for not having a picture. I’m on a mobile phone and the site won’t accept anything I try to upload due to file size limits. :(
This sucks. I am not good at asking for help. I don’t know if it’s pride or shame or what, but it really hurts to do. I certainly wouldn’t if I knew of anything else to do. If I thought there was a shadow of a chance I could handle this on my own.
I’m facing up to 3 years in prison and $100k in fines due to a really dumb mistake and misunderstanding. Unfortunately I can’t depend on the court to believe that it wasn’t as serious as the charges imply.
It couldn’t have happened at a worse time. This year has depleted any scrap of savings I managed to put together last year after crawling out of a previous financial catastrophe. I have a few hundred dollars to my name, no family or friends, and moved to my location right before lockdown so I haven’t even made many acquaintances here. I really am alone.
I desperately need legal representation to try to at least reduce the severity of punishment. The lowest ballpark of which I can find is around $10k.
My lease ends in 30 days and I am not allowed to return to the house at the moment. My entire family history and every heirloom is in that house as I promised to care for them and keep them safe when my family all died over the last few years.
Also in the house are everything I own (including stuff I could sell to help make some survival cash) and the rotting corpse of my last friend in the world, my pet who passed away the day before I was arrested… Waiting to be buried in a meaningful spot.
I am hoping that I can be granted access to the house to remove my things and put them in storage until such time that I am able to distribute and dispose of things properly. The last thing in the world I wanted was to leave the burden of cleaning up my mess to someone else. Especially the people in the house who are now wondering what to do and have enough on their plate suddenly having to move after all this.
I already couldn’t afford the medical care I need for my illnesses but now I don’t even have access to the otc and makeshift treatments I use on a daily basis to reduce a little bit of the symptoms.
As I’m not allowed to go to the house or contact anyone within, I am now living in my car (which is also in desperate need of maintenance and repair.) I’ve lived in cars before but it’s been a long time, and I wasn’t so ill then, or living in a place with heavy snow/ice and subzero temps in the winter…
I’m working whatever gig apps I can to take advantage of the car while I have it, and hopefully make enough to keep it running. Unfortunately the Christmas spirit hasn’t been as sparkly as usual this year, with everyone suffering more than usual. Some days it’s hard to make much after gas and expenses.
I’m trying to do everything I can to make this work but I just don’t see any way I’m going to accomplish it alone. So I have turned to the compassion of strangers. I have no expectations. But any help that comes of this, even if it’s just a hot coffee or two, would help me feel a little less alone in this surreal and confusing situation.
I’m sorry if this is too windy. I tried to be as brief as possible and include as few unnecessary details as I can.
Thank you so much for your time,