Courtroom Tactics and Lack of Professionalism in Grafton, West Virginia

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Stan Martin

United States

#1 Mar 17, 2007
At the Taylor County Courthouse, located in Grafton, WV, you will experience various circus acts throughout the month. The Magistrate is buddies with all of the defense attorneys, and therefore, what happens if a suspect is innocent? Magistrate Reese does not often issue necessary protective orders to women whose lives or safety are threatened. He dismisses serious charges and allows prisoners early releases due to the cost of incarceration. He is more concerned about the cost of things than public safety. He would better serve the community as an accountant than a magistrate.

Since: Mar 07

United States

#2 Mar 17, 2007
As a matter of fact, I have had dealings with Magistrate Reese. Personally, he would be better served working in a circus than as a magistrate. I couldn't agree with you more. If anyone has a complaint with an attorney, magistrate, or judge, contact the WV State Bar at 1-866-989-8227 for more information on how to file a complaint. I wish people would speak up more often and let others know what's going on in the community. The WV State Bar Office is located in Charleston, WV.

Since: Mar 07

United States

#3 Mar 17, 2007
I hope that folks in this community of Taylor County will speak up when they see corruption in the courthouse, local government, or the sheriff's office. Many crimes are ignored. For example, a woman was injured back in July 2004 when she was shot with a mortar from persons shooting off firecrackers. She was hospitalized and almost lost her leg. The sheriff's office refused to locate the perpetrator as it was too much trouble for them. Not all crimes are printed in the newspaper- only if it makes the sheriff's dept look good.
Lawyers Suck

Homestead, PA

#4 Jul 24, 2008
I agree with you--two weeks ago, somebody went around breaking into businesses and it never made the paper. Apparently it was some drunk who was caught smoking and drinking in one of the places that he had broken into!

The local newspaper is garbage also--the classifieds manager is a crook! I refuse to do any business with them because of her!

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