Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Third Chance

Liberty Lynn stands before Judge John Payne with Attorney Chamberland

It's certainly not a good sign when your own defense counselor calls a case "extremely alarming."  

But Attorney Chamberland then quickly told Judge Payne that his client heard loud and clear a "wake up call" and she has since "turned her life around."

Liberty Lynn was arrested by Amherst police 5/18/14 for Driving Under the Influence 2nd offense with her 8-year-old son in the vehicle, drug possession, and resisting arrest.

She has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings since that incident almost one year ago, and volunteered to use a "sobrietor" which has verified her abstinence from alcohol. 

She now has a part-time job and the Department of Children & Families returned custody of her son.

Judge Payne dismissed three of the four charges and placed her on probation for two years (with drug/alcohol screenings) and imposed fines of $650 for the 2nd offense DUI charge. 


Anonymous said...

While I don't condone any of this, its another example of how drugs and alcohol affect families. I hope this family can recover.

Larry Kelley said...

Her demeanor in front of the Judge definitely indicated remorse.

That's a good start.

Anonymous said...

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Also, the road to Cooley Dick, in the back of an ambulance because some drunk rear-ended you going 50, is paved with people like Liberty Lynn.

No question within 20 years she'll relapse and be in an even worse state. See it time and time again...

Anonymous said...

Remorse? Sure. She's a drug addict. They go through that cycle where they do feel it and want to change things. Takes a lot of strength not to be full cycle and do it again. Let's wish her well and hope she stays the course.