Hola! I'm Allan and I need help defending myself in court! If you know me at all you may already be familiar with parts of this story;
At the start of the pandemic, my landlord glitched out and lied to the police to have me forcibly and illegally removed from my home (N.B. that I was the only tenant in the house and this was during the first covid-related lockdown/eviction moratorium)
Homeless in a pandemic and in a city embroiled in BLM protests, I was forced to spend thousands, obliterating my savings to find safe places to stay until I could sign a new lease. Sometimes I slept in my office. It was like camping, only with the threat of unemployment instead of bears.
Though it all my landlord was horrendously antagonistic, threatening me, my property, refusing to allow me to retrieve my stuff, and screaming at the police when I acquiesced to her demands for them to be present.
I was able to hire a lawyer and successfully obtained a protective order and an injunction to stop her from acting on her threats to destroy everything I owned, and forcing her to allow me access to move my things. (Some of which she maliciously damaged beyond repair)
I wish that were the end of it, but it turns out she is also attempting to defame me by levying false criminal charges against me.
Unfortunately, I have been unemployed for a while now and while I can't afford a lawyer, the court appointed attorney says there is essentially no case and no evidence against me, but I still have to appear in person or face arrest for failure to appear.
Tickets from FL to Boston are not cheap, as they have to be refundable due to the inconsistency and unpredictability of court dockets. I've already been rescheduled twice and I'm hoping the third time is the charm to finally end this mess.
This wasn't easy to write. I've asked for a lot of help and almost always got it, and I feel the worse for it every time.
I need to buy a refundable round trip plane ticket and secure lodging for 2-3 days in November and prices will only be going up.
Thank you for reading this. I know that the world is unrelenting in its misery, but your help makes it a little more bearable.
Daytona Beach, FL