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Overkill for a Missed Hearing

by Carolyn Elefant on February 25, 2006 · 4 comments

in Ethics & Malpractice Issues, Judges and Court News

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Seems like this judge overreacted by sentencing an attorney to 60 days in jail for missing a court appearance (notwithstanding that he’d explained his absence) – as reported in this article, Judge Mulls Over Missed Court Date – In Jail (ABA E-report 2/24/06).  It’s not clear from the article what exactly made this judge so incensed – perhaps she ought to be sentenced to 60 days to reconsider the impact of her sentence.

  • Patrick B. Jeffries

    I think the Judge is partly right. Every has a job to do and they must do it. Now if it was life or death depending the judge would understand. The judge shouldn’t be so harsh. The attorney should only spend a week in jail or two. Not 60 days. Thank you for listening.

  • Patrick B. Jeffries

    I think the Judge is partly right. Every has a job to do and they must do it. Now if it was life or death depending the judge would understand. The judge shouldn’t be so harsh. The attorney should only spend a week in jail or two. Not 60 days. Thank you for listening.

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