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I wish there was more than one Carl, or a group of Lawyers with the same confidence, tenacity and courtroom presence that Attorney Carl Shabica possesses. First of all I am having someone help me to write this, but THEY ARE ALL OF MY OWN WORDS. I am just to the point where it is difficult for me to type due to severe nerve damage that I suffered not too long ago. Had Carl not been there for me on several occasions I would not even be capable of telling my story. I will start from what I remember to being the beginning. I was thrown into a courtroom setting as one of the basically three types of so called "innocent until proven guilty defendants". THIS IS THE BIGGEST JOKE IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY HISTORY.
You are ALWAYS GUILTY. You walk into that courtroom cuffed and there is not one person other than FAMILY, FRIENDS OR SOMEONE LIKE CARL SHABICA that would EVER EVEN CONSIDER YOUR INNOCENCE. Believe me; I HAD a public defender that was assigned to me, that unless by the grace of God they called for a 30 minute break I don’t think he would have ever even spoken to me. I was either first or second on the docket after the “break” and I (for reasons I can’t even discuss) I had still not even seen the guy. Well, Why I was cutting deals with God this guy that I had been watching running around the courtroom like he was 21 years old on a mission to save the world walked behind me. I turned around trying to think of what I could, should or would say to convince him that if they threw me back in that it was LITERALLY going to kill me. I did my best “EXCUSE ME…SIR”, I HAVE A REALLY ……..AND THAT WAS AS FAR AS I GOT BEFORE HE STOPPED ME AND SAID “Let me see your paperwork”. I handed it to him and off he went. He came back and handed me my paperwork….never said ANYTHING EXCEPT THIS........ "DON'T WORRY ".....I said, BUT SIR....He stopped me AGAIN and said.... "DON'T WORRY" ......I swear to God that the way he said it needs to be added to the Webster’s Dictionary.
Did I say I WAS nervous? I was NEXT UP and had no idea what was going to happen. (The next part is just the best I can remember it to be)….. Some guy (I guess my wonderful public defender) came forward asking if we could do this, that or SOMETHING. Whatever he said the Judge was not buying....I WAS GOING BACK TO HELL UNTIL MY COURT DATE…….. so All I did was pulled up my socks that they gave me prior to court (but refused to give me for the prior?? ) and was getting ready to head back to MECKLENBURG COUNTY HELL to sleep in a pod with 56 cells and about 140 inmates who were in for everything from missing a child support payment to cutting off their buddy’s heads. (Plural)
Once again a blur…..I just remember Carl Shabica walking right up to the lady sitting across from us in the jumpsuits (I guess the prosecutor) ,handed her a stack of paper, and I swear she did not even look angry...she just kind of rolled her eyes....... then Carl walked up to the Judge and handed her some papers, and the courtroom went silent.
The next thing I knew I was walking back out of the courtroom in my jump. I tried my best to contact Carl Shabica, and when I did all he said was….(you guessed it) …DON’T WORRY !
That was a few years and several court dates ago, but whenever I need THE BEST ATTORNEY IN NORTH CAROLINA..I CALL CARL SHABICA. AND BEING A THREE TIME HEART ATTACK SURVIVOR THE BEST WORDS IN THE WORLD ARE WHEN CARL SHABICA TELLS ME…DON’T WORRY !! HE HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN.