By David Knopf/Richmond News
Courtrooms are places where second and third chances share the stage with chances that have all but expired.
That was the case Nov. 20 for Monique Welker, a Richmond woman charged with possession of marijuana, a C Felony, and drug paraphernalia, an A Misdemeanor.
Through her attorney, Public Defender Melinda Troeger, Welker requested and was granted a reduced bond so she could return to a treatment program at Recovery Lighthouse in Lafayette County. The defendant maintained a plea of not guilty and waived her right to a preliminary hearing.
Welker will be arraigned in Division 3 – Judge David Miller’s court – at 9 a.m. Dec. 12.