05 March 2009

Was required to attend Judge Mott's court this morning. A fellow was sentenced for driving while under suspension and failure to have insurance. The issue is that he also has an OWI pending which he received the same time as the other two tickets, but failed to request an attorney for the two simple misdemeanors. One or both would more than likely been dismissed if he eventually pleads to the OWI thereby saving him some money and a conviction. Talk to an attorney before you plead, not after.

It was a slow day at the courthouse. Furlough days will be coming and the courthouse will be closed at 2:30 p. m. on Tuesdays and Thursday for the purported purpose of the clerks catching up on their work since they will be missing many Fridays. The idea they need banker's hours is ludicrous, but oh well.