I was there on time, sat and waiter almost 1-1/2 for my attorney.
He was suppose to have met me at 8:00 to go over the case.
He finally arrived at 9:25. The Judge was not pleased.
Neither was I, and made it quite clear.
I told him I didn't need a college education to figure out that being on time make a good impression and reputation.
Young guy, fresh out of college. Needless to say, had zero prep time.
Shaking like a leaf in a hurricane, he apologized to everyone.
At the end, Judge said I would get his judgement in 30 to 60 days.
My late, young, high educated attorney said I had a good chance, especially at my age.
I think he doesn't have the experience to make any comment, but what do I know.
I will find out in the future.
Thank You Kindly, all of you for your best wishes and prayers. I hope it helps.