I made a reservation on 5/26/22 at the Holiday Express in Milford. I prepaid the first night 5/26/22 through Trip.com with my credit card totaling 120.82. Shortly before checkout @ 11:00am the following day, I spoke with the hotel Sales Coordinator Martha Morris, indicating I would like ro stay another night but I wanted to use a different card. She made the reservation through the hotel at a rate of 239.00. I told her to keep my credit card and when my guest arrived between 4-6pm, I would swap out the card with my debit card. As it approached 6pm and my guest hadn't arrived, I went online to make another reservation through Booking .com for a lesser charge of 220.16$. I went down to give the assistant the new reservation and and she was having difficulty with the computer because there were now 2 reservations for 5/27/22 . I prepaid for the second night and gave her all the booking/ confirmation information. At this point, the Manager Hailey Dalio came over and was trying to fix the information in the computer but was having difficulty and then several additional guests began arriving, needing to check in and she was so overwhelmed and frustrated she told me I had 45 minutes to figure it out or produce a paper receipt. I had the receipt in my phone but she said it wasn't enough. I got angry and went back to my room 407 to start packing and get issued a refund because my guest had still not arrived. Less than 5 minutes later 4 Milford Policemen were at my door insisting I was to leave the property immediately. I started asking questions which angered one specific Patrollman Stephen Foss #594. Without any cause he charged at me grabbed me around my waist and put me in a lock with his arms, twisted and scratced my right arm and he continued to thrash me around until we fell toward the bed and the other officers began yelling and screaming "Steve Steve Enough, Stop Steve, get off of her" and then 2 other patrolmen had to pull him off of me and then he was reprimanded by the Seargant Ms. McGuire. He continued to yell at me ,threaten me with his " metal piece" and then grabbed my $500 Designer Bag and my purse and hurled them both out of the hotel room while most of my belongings fell out, in turn breaking the handle of my $500 designer bag, also with such force managed to break my $350 designer Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses as well as breaking my phone charger. At this point the Sergeant helped me pull together the remaining things and then the 5 of us walked out of the room into the hallway. I willingly walked toward the elevator and then without cause Officer Steven Foss told me he had enough of me and told me I was under arrest for Trespassing. I was so stunned I turned back toward the Officer and asked why this was happening and can't we resolve this another way and that's where the accusation of Resisting Arrest came from.We left the Hotel at approximately 7pm and was transferred to the station where I was booked. I have all the receipts, proof of my payments, pictures of my body injuries where Officer Foss had used excessive force and I also happened to have a medical paper in my Daily Agenda book that was written by my psychiatrist outlining my medical diagnoses for my Social Securty case which clearly outlined my Major Deppression Disorder, Severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and My Anxiety with Severe Panic Disorder which renders me confused, frightened and under complete and total duress upon such triggers, especially violence. Additionally, I was never read my Miranda rights and the Deputy of Internal Affairs Chief Robert Tusino flat out refused to take any of the forementioned items as evidence in support of my complaint control form against Patrollman Stephen Foss #594 for the use of excessive force. I have since been arraigned on 6/2/22 and issued a court appointed lawyer whom I don't feel is matched in specialty for this case. My pre-trial hearing is scheduled for 7/18/22 and I am hoping to retain a new lawyer and have this case settled at that time. Long story short my question is: I am wondering from the most conservative of legal points, do you find it feasible that this case sounds like it would warrant a jail sentence imposed for 2 and 1/2 years because of the Resisting Arrest charge?
THANK YOU. I look forward to your response.
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