Tag Archives: trial

Judge Questions Defendant’s Mental State in High Profile Child Abduction Case

A California judge has temporarily stopped criminal proceedings against Phillip Garrido. Garrido and his wife face a variety of charges related to kidnapping a child and raising her under captivity for almost two decades. The judge based his decision on…

Quick Justice? Will Parties Agree to Use Expedited Trials?

Post by Randall Ryder The State of California just passed a bill that now allows expedited jury trials in certain situations. While many parties are hailing the recent bill, will the new system be utilized? Under the bill, if both parties…

Change of Venue? Judge Declines to Move Former Congressman’s Trial

A Texas judge has declined former Congressman Tom Delay’s request to have his trial moved. Delay, who was once House Majority Leader, requested to have his trial moved because Austin is a liberal city. Delay also alleges that a prosecutor…

Attorney-Client Privilege? Attorney Recorded Talks with Jailed Defendant

A Defendant’s former defense attorney appeared in federal court last week to explain why he recorded over 60 conversations with the Defendant in jail. Attorney Terry Haddock was working with the government while he represented Shannon Williams. During the course…