Feisty public defender leaving

Feisty public defender leaving

There are 28 comments on the The Reporter story from Jul 28, 2008, titled Feisty public defender leaving. In it, The Reporter reports that:

Michael Ogul is leaving his chief deputy public defender position. Since he came to Solano County more than two years ago, Chief Deputy Public Defender Michael Ogul has infuriated prosecutors, nettled judges ...

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Since: Jul 08

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#1 Jul 28, 2008
Having sat on a jury for three weeks and observing ADA's and PD's. I would never ever have a Public Defender.

Since: Feb 08

Mariposa, CA

#2 Jul 28, 2008
Maybe Paulson can actually convict someone now...

PD

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#3 Jul 28, 2008
That all depends on who he prosecutes and who is prosecuting the case.

The punt position for the DA to save face is always the double secret probation plea agreement.
OMG

San Francisco, CA

#4 Jul 28, 2008
Stephanie needs to meet this guy!
amused

AOL

#5 Jul 28, 2008
After 38 years in prison, will the shooter be old enough to qualify for social security or medicare benefits?
Cheaper than the taxpayers' cost to keep him in jail for life huh?
So What

Fairfield, CA

#6 Jul 28, 2008
I still think solano county court system sucks!
The most horrid place to conduct your legal matters. The commissioners, judges, and lawyers are slackers do not do their jobs right!!

Since: Feb 08

Mariposa, CA

#8 Jul 28, 2008
So What wrote:
I still think solano county court system sucks!
The most horrid place to conduct your legal matters. The commissioners, judges, and lawyers are slackers do not do their jobs right!!
THAT IS WHY HIRE ATTY JON UNGER. HE IS SUPER MAN ATTY WITH CAPE & BIG MUSSLE MAN MUSSLE AND CAPE.

pd
yormoma

Livingston, CA

#9 Jul 28, 2008
So What wrote:
I still think solano county court system sucks!
The most horrid place to conduct your legal matters. The commissioners, judges, and lawyers are slackers do not do their jobs right!!
So yor moma

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#10 Jul 28, 2008
Attorney Jon Unger for DA!
John

Temecula, CA

#11 Jul 28, 2008
So this the guy that fights for the rights of prisoners to get cable TV , larger rooms etc. and we pay for it with tax payers money ...whoopeee.

Good bye
GHarvey

Fairfield, CA

#12 Jul 28, 2008
Let it be known that right or wrong this guy will fight for you with his sleeves rolled up nose down. Credit where credit is due. If someone needed honest representation while in a bind they could count on Ogul. Tough thankless job, hard worker & passionate. Deserves credit
Charlie-Ar

Hindsville, AR

#13 Jul 28, 2008
Maximus said, "Attorney Jon Unger for DA!"

Why not? He's qualified. He used to be a deputy district attorney for Solano County D.A. and his wife, Cynda R. Unger, is a sitting Solano County judge.
Festus

Suisun City, CA

#14 Jul 28, 2008
"There, he hopes to be able to devote more time to defending and researching potential death penalty cases, a field of law he's specialized in for decades. During his career, he's defended more than 20 capital cases. He regularly conducts classes and seminars on the subject and is an editor of the Death Penalty Defense Manual."

That's all we need is another activist lawyer keeping convicted muderers alive.
Charlie-Ar

Hindsville, AR

#15 Jul 28, 2008
Festus, This is a fishing expedition for those, "DON'T HIRE UNGER" whiners. How long before they appear? He once told me during my divorce, "You married her." That shut me up. He did his job very well. I bet he told those whiners the same thing.
Festus

Suisun City, CA

#16 Jul 28, 2008
Charlie-Ar wrote:
Festus, This is a fishing expedition for those, "DON'T HIRE UNGER" whiners. How long before they appear? He once told me during my divorce, "You married her." That shut me up. He did his job very well. I bet he told those whiners the same thing.
If he's that bad then report him to the State Bar; that is the proper forum for dealing with incompetent lawyers.
Charlie-Ar

Hindsville, AR

#17 Jul 28, 2008
I'll bet the whiners already tried that and got nowhere. Nick's a good friend of mine and he was one heck of a prosecutor as well as a very good attorney. Shame on those whiners. They didn't have to hire him. They most certainly got themselves into the situation causing them to hire him. If they weren't satisfied with him they could have fired him and hired another.
OMG

San Francisco, CA

#18 Jul 28, 2008
Where is Steph? She could really chew this one.

“"Strength and honor"”

Since: Jun 08

Vallejo

#19 Jul 28, 2008
Look at that guy, typical hippie defense attorney. Glad to see him go. Now he can sit in front of San Quentin and smoke pot and complain about the death penalty.

I think the public pretenders office should have a dress code. No long hair or hemp jackets.

Maybe that loud mouth defense attorney from Vallejo can be the head criminal advocate. He and his lying team of investigators would do a great job.

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#20 Jul 28, 2008
Nice photo of the character Maximus Decimus Meridius. No relation.
Irish

Fairfield, CA

#21 Jul 29, 2008
It's funny how people call this guy a HIPPIE and ANTI-AMERICAN when so many of you are just that unpatrotic yourselves. It's his job in which he is bound by law to DEFEND his clients. And the legal system says, INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. It's the D.A. that has the burden to prove that the defendant is guilty. The law says so. The very same law that allows freedom of speech and freedom of opinion. In case it hasn't dawned on you, if the D.A. isn't putting people behind bars, then that's on the D.A., not on the Defense Attorney.

If your child/family member or you were accused of a crime justly or unjustly, you'd certainly want the best defense you could possibly receive.

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