Friday, August 24, 2007

PD Cited for Contempt for Not Being Ready

A public defender in Ohio said he wasn't prepared to go forward with a case, since he had only gotten the case the day before. The judge cited him for contempt and had him sit in jail for five hours. Carolyn Elefant tells the story and links to more info: Judge Criticized for Jailing Public Defender Unprepared to Go Forward, - Inside Opinions: Legal Blogs, Aug. 22, 2007.

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