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Posted about 2 years ago.

I understand everything you have said...but the truth is what I want to get across to the appeal Judges. Am I stuck with this transcript that is riddled with lies? I knew there was a problem right after the trial. I know what I heard and I know what I did not say in court. What should I do next? I am appealing the judgement on an error in the jury instructions. I want to know what to do if anything about a transcript riddled with lies.

Christine C McCall
Christine C McCall, Administrative Law Lawyer - Pasadena, CA
Posted about 2 years ago.

Your comment here is classic "yes, but."

You: "Am I stuck with this transcript that is riddled with lies?" Yes: as a practical matter you are stuck with this transcript. You could not have misunderstood that point in my response to your post.

What should you do next? Exactly what I already said to you in my response to your post: "...a consultation with a skilled appellate attorney to determine whether you have any good reason for investing your time, effort, funds and heart in any further legal (appellate) processes. "

You say you "...want to know what to do if anything about a transcript riddled with lies." I don't think that is true. You already know this answer because you have been told many times by many lawyers with the skill and knowledge to advise you. What you want is for someone to wave a magic wand and make this come out the way that you want it. I respectfully suggest that is not going to happen, and that closing your mind to the realities and concrete limitations of this situation will not make your situation better -- it can only make it worse by draining still further time, effort and financial resources.

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Posted about 2 years ago.

I appreciate you have answered my questions, however, the truth is the transcript has been purposely manipulated. You don't seem to want to accept that. I have a witness, I provided 2 affidavits to the Judge. The Judge did not change a thing. I am stuck with this and wanted to know what to do. I have no money to hire an appealate attorney. The Defendants bankrupt me, made me ill, and now I live on disability. I justed wanted to know if there was anything else I could do. The lawyer I hired is a thief and a liar. Maybe it's you that can't seem to understand me. Do you think it's NEVER happened to anyone before? I don't think so! I just want the appealate Judges to understand what I am up against. A company that pays off everyone in its path to avoid getting caught. Why would I have invested all this time to chase something I made up? Because I am not making it up!!! Why go to court if its just a big game and no one is interested in the truth and what really happened? I trust that everything that has happened so far is for some good reason.....I wait to see what will happen next in my journey.

Christine C McCall
Christine C McCall, Administrative Law Lawyer - Pasadena, CA
Posted about 2 years ago.

You misunderstand my position entirely. I have never suggested that you are making anything up. Indeed, I do not think that is the case. But the law does not guarantee any of us a correct result in our legal disputes. We are guaranteed only an opportunity -- a day in court -- to attempt to prove our positions. Sometimes the right result does not happen. Sad, but true. Still, we don't throw the system out because it does not work perfectly in every instance.

I have no doubt that what has happened to you has happened before. Like many attorneys, I have personal experience with transcripts that are not what I remember. But being "right" is not the solution to the problem. The solution is being able to prove your contention by the legal standard. You have taken your run at the transcript issue and you lost. It happens. You need to stop so that the issue does not cost you even more. You have heard the term "cut your losses?" You are there.