Dear Judge: watch what you say!

23 Oct

During pre instruction a judge accidentally said the defendant pled guilty instead of not guilty.  The error was not corrected until deliberations when the jury asked whether they heard the judge correctly. The judge apologized and say he had erred in saying the defendant had pled guilty.  Not enough to cure the error says Judge Noonan!  That the jurors thought that the defendant pled guilty, even though the judge did pre instruct that he had pled not guilty to each count, probably affected how they heard the evidence. INTERESTING.

Excellent reversal of 148, 415 on sufficiency of the evidence

22 Oct

Refusing to talk to an officer who just wants to talk is a ok. Not a 148. Cussing etc is not a 415. Lovely.

This is sooooooo JJC

21 Oct


happy corgi halloween

21 Oct

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lovely reversal on 1538.5 issue

3 Oct

D takes his computer to be repaired. Repairer calls cops claiming he found child porn on computer. cops review and say no that’s not child porn.  cops say why dont you more thoroughly examine it. low and behold, child porn.  Appellate court reverses denial of 1538.5 saying the cops exceeded the scope of the private party’s initial search and clearly violated the defendant’s right to privacy, especially because he went to efforts to conceal the porn.  LOVELY.  Interesting that this was the holding notwithstanding the fact that the private party, not the cops, went back first to search again.  Because it was at the direction of the cops, he became an agent of the government.

Teresa 15 months in the pokey?

2 Oct

Reports @thejackbarbosa

Teresa to be sentenced in 30 minutes

2 Oct

court took a recess; she will be sentenced at 2pm est. get your live update here!  I no longer thing she’ll get probation because the judge reamed her regarding her statement of assets to probation.  Prediction: 21 months.

rhonj sentencing

2 Oct

Joe sentenced to 41 months!!

reminders that corgis are the bestest cutest doggies

24 Sep

thanks buzzfeed!

nice lil dui death reversal

17 Sep

prejudicial error for judge to fail to instruct jury that D had already been convicted of manslaughter at retrial for second degree murder because it led jury to erroneously believe that D would go unpunished if they acquitted.  lovely.