Posts Tagged ‘Xanax’

 

Penelope Soto

Penelope Soto

“America’s criminal justice system isn’t known for rehabilitation. I’m not sure that, as a society, we are even interested in that concept anymore.”~Steve Earle

If you will remember ohhhh, about nearly 325 posts ago, maybe a year ago, I wrote about the viral story of Penelope Soto and her unusual rise to viral fame in a Florida courtroom.

Since her viral story, I honestly lost interest in it because I believed that what the judge had ordered against her as judgement was fair and right.

But little did I know that there would be more to this story. The things that DIDN’T go viral which actually makes the story have a “happy ending” of sorts.

VERY quickly and VERY shortly after Soto flipped off a Florida judge, did she return to court and apologized for her actions. Then she explained that she was on drugs (the very same that she was being charged with possession of) and said that’s not who she was. The judge then accepted Soto’s apology, dropped the 30 day jail sentence for her finger action as well as the drug possession charge altogether.

Since then, I have read that Soto has been subject to random drug tests. All of which she did pass. And she returned to court to follow up on her case. But this time smiling, even cracking a joke or two along with the judge.

So now she lives her life allegedly drug free.

Don’t get me wrong… all in all, I am very happy to see that Penelope Soto has decided to stop doing drugs. But the personal levels of frustration set in because I know that if I was on Xanax as she was, and I was in court as she was, and I did the same exact thing to a judge that she had done… I would be locked up.

And as I said, this “revelation of an update” was already one year ago or more… I just never heard about it until now. Oh well!!!

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/01/31/drug-charges-dropped-against-teen-who-flipped-off-judge/

2-5-Penelope-Soto

Since this is my 400th blog post, let’s talk about something viral that everyone seems to know something about and 100% of them are either laughing or crying for more blood.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Penelope-Soto-Woman-Who-Flipped-Off-Judge-Set-to-Apologize-to-Him-Friday-in-Court-190256681.html

Florida teenager, 18 year old Penelope Soto, was being charged in court for illegal possession of Xanax.

Now being that this was her very first rodeo in a criminal court, and probably that she was under the influence of said drug when she arrived in front of a judge, Little Miss I’m-Sure-Its-A-Dye-Job found herself being asked questions about what she owned and what assets she got.

Miss Giggles-In-Court began to actually smile and laugh and then blame the judge for her inappropriate behavior in court before bragging that she had a lot of jewelry that was worth a lot of money.

Since she did own a vehicle and her jewelry counts as assets, bond was posted at $5,000. But something wasn’t sitting right with the judge. She called out “Adios!” to him with a rather snide tone. So he brought her back and then DOUBLED it to $10,000!!

Sassy-In-An-Orange-Jumpsuit stood there in shock and disbelief and the judge gave her back the same attitude and offending behavior as she had given him as he was presiding over her case, telling HER “Adios!” as she just had done to him moments before. It definitely was a taste of her own medicine.

The smart-mouthed teenager then walked away, dropped the F-bomb and gave the judge the finger. But the judge just so happened to be looking at the time she had done that. So again, she was brought before him.

He made her confess that she had sworn at him and disrespected him with her gesture and gave her 30 days in the county jail. Not just for contempt but for CRIMINAL contempt.

A lot of people are expressing their views on the matter. Many of them, if not all that I have seen have stated that she needed more time in the county jail and others have even gone so far as to say that the bratty little girl who kept playing with her hair in front of a judge needs a serious spanking.

Later, Miss Xanax would appear in front of a different judge to answer for her drug charges. And wouldn’t you know it, they went soft on her. My theory is that since she had no priors.

She’s to enter into a drug program and actually finish that program. And if she is successful, then the drug possession charge will disappear!!

But she still must serve that 30 day sentence for Criminal Contempt. But she will receive an opportunity in the morning and apologize to the original judge that sentenced her.

The first judge is the only person that can drop the contempt charge against her, and nobody else. We will all keep our eyes pealed in the morning to see what happens and see if she laughs and smiles again. And we will also see if she just waves hello again or shoots another finger.