If you're not there - and you're supposed to be - then you're "guilty as sin" and there's no use fighting it.That's the position taken by 45-year-old Perry Holloway in New Glasgow Provincial Court on Monday morning.Holloway was in court to face a charge of failure to comply with an appearance notice when he failed to show up at the Stellarton RCMP detachment for fingerprinting back on Feb. 15.The fingerprinting was in relation to an impaired driving charge he was facing and later convicted of.
Holloway, of Eureka, said he thought fingerprinting and photographing was taken care of when he was arrested for the impaired driving charge and didn't realize he had to appear for fingerprinting.
But despite what he thought, Holloway said he was in the wrong.
"I'm guilty, I didn't show up obviously. I don't agree with it, I'm not going to argue it.... It may not be right, but yes, I'm guilty, there's nothing I can do about it," said Holloway who represented himself in court.
Crown prosecutor Herman Felderhof suggested a brief jail sentence - very brief - for Holloway.
"I suggest a day in jail served by his court appearance here today," he told Judge Theodore Tax.
"The Crown has offered a very reasonable disposition," Tax said to Holloway. "You already satisfied your sentence by being here in court today."
"That's it?" asked a surprised-sounding Holloway. "Thank you very much."