On December 10th 2018, a repeat offender was booked into the Al Cannon Detention Center on one count of Harassment 1st Degree ($10,000.00) -- to be released on personal recognizance bond the following day by Bond Court Judge Baldwin.
James C. Nimmich, a 66-year-old Sullivan's Island man, has previously been to jail on charges in similarity to harassment an additional three times (a total of five arrests) beginning in December 2009 for violating a court-ordered restraining order. Less than one year later in November 2010, he was arrested on the same charge of Violating Restraining Order -- and in 2011 for Trespassing coupled with his third count of Violating Restraining Order.
His fourth arrest is the last prior to his most recent booking and is rooted in a Bench Warrant for failing to appear in court -- comprising one count of Failure to Pay Child Support in April 2013 -- a continuation of previous court summations for spousal complaints originally filed in August 2008. Mr. Nimmich also failed to appear in November 2011 and April 2015 as Bench Warrants were ordered by the magistrate.
Proponents of Bail Reform may label Nimmich a non-threat based upon a lack of violent nature in his arrests, but his former wife may strongly disagree at such a suggestion. With multiple restraining order violations and a harassment charge under his belt, it is evident that he cares not for his potential victims, and a PR bond only suffices his behavior. Judge Baldwin has repeatedly displayed her lack of respect for women, as numerous alleged Domestic Violence offenders and convicted Sex Offenders have been released from our jail without merit.
Charleston faces an existential threat that has been woven into the seams of its court system -- inmates with similar charges as Nimmich's require space in our jail -- contrary to the frequent lie promoted by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of "low-risk, misdemeanor offenders" being the sole inmate grouping released on PR.
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3 thoughts on “66-Year-Old Man Charged With Harassment Free-To-Go Thanks To Charleston Bail Reform”
I am James C. Nimmich. You have misrepresented the number of times I’ve been arrested and implied gravity of the situation that completely does not exist. My previous issues with my ex-wife in the Family Court have been completely adjudicated and done away with. My attorney in conjunction with the state’s attorney regarding this harassment charge have both agreed that it is baseless and that a plea of a very short probation would be acceptable for the purpose of getting this quickly resolved. However, due to this baseless charge , the state will not complain with my attorney’s request that it be ruled my penalty will be time served. I demand that you remove me from your list immediately.
I wanted to once again write to you to request that you take my name and photo off of your website and have it removed from Google. What you’re doing presents the likelihood that I will completely lose my ability to make a living and will be then forced to live the remainder of my life in a shelter or on the street.
Possibly you don’t realize how easy it is for a crying female to get an arrest warrant issued, even when it’s groundless as this harassment charge was. She had zero proof of any type of harassment. No constanct contact. None by phone calls, texts, or personal communication, conforntation,or following her or anything like that whatsoever. We share a child together that was 3 days shy of his 10th birthday when she merely disappeared. You’ll note in my record a complete absence of any type of domestic violence, police calls, etc. Our marriage was simply one of mutual unhappiness.
My attorney and I were completely mystified as to how she could’ve even convinced a proscuter to bring this charge of harassment. My attorney told me repeatedly that this case was very trialable. I’d be more than happy for you to talk with both him and the solicitor if you’re truly interested in the truth.
When it was clear to the solicitor that there was no evidence and, in the reverse, this was an attack on me, they offered me an opportunity to be given time served, which was about ten hours. I also insisted, and they agreed, to accept a plea of nolo contrendre. If you’re unfamilr with this plea, it accepts convicion as if a guilty plea had been given, but I do not plead guilty. This was important to me as, again, there was absolutly no basis for this charge. The reason…my x-wife is consumed with hatred for me for reasons she won’t identify and I’m clueless to determine. Her relentless pursuit of me is best describled as Biblically evil. She has shown a willingness and a passion more properly put to do everything that she can to destroy my life. I have never threatened her in any way, shape, or form. I don’t hate her as I’m incapable of that.
Showing my photo and name associated with what you apparently term as a miscarriage of justice is simply extremely damaging to me. It serves no purpose. Wee I someone that the public need to beware of or something, possibly I could understand that, but this is as far away from that as it can get.
Please do the right thing and don’t fan the flames of injustice from the family court and the viciousness of my x-wife. Again, it serves no purpose other than to destroy me.
Please remove me from this website and from google.
PS I thought it important that I add that we share a 10 yr old son together and my only sins have been bringing him to her door. She is not a “potential victim”. And if she feels that she has some proof that I’ve threatened me, let’s see it. There is none, as I would never do that and never have. I resent the implication by you. And if by some wmeans she has given you that impression or expressed that in words it borders on slander.
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