Manipulations of the Criminal Court s...

Manipulations of the Criminal Court systems

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NO JUSTICE LEFT

Dumfries, VA

#1 Jun 6, 2013
I have been affiliated with Law enforcement well over a decade. For the most part I still enjoy the job. I have to admit one thing though the Court system here in the County of Halifax is a dream come true for the accused. It's almost like saying if want to break the law come to Halifax County Va.
Here the Police can have a rock solid case against the accused and the case will still be dismissed or if found guilty the accused will only get a fraction of what they truly deserve. But I have to remember once the Police bring forward an accused to face trial its out of our hands we did our job.
NO JUSTICE LEFT

Richmond, VA

#2 Jul 17, 2013
Here is another food for thought. An accused was brought forward in front of the General District Court Judge of Halifax County Va.The accused was charged with a driving offense that could result in jail time if convicted. The Judge asked the accused if the accused was going to hire a Lawyer or if the accused wanted one appointed by the Court or be tried without one. The accused said I want a Court appointed Lawyer. The accused did not qualify for a Court appointed attorney because the salary that the accused made disqualified them from having one appointed to represent them. There is a guideline in State Law which allows a person to have Court appointed council. If a person does not fall into those guidelines a Lawyer can not be appointed. The Judge told the accused that since there case could result in jail time the Judge was going to appoint a Lawyer to represent them anyway. The Assistant Commonwealth Attorney was not pleased with what was said by the Judge. I was taught that even a Judge has to adhere to the laws of the Commonwealth not go around them.
NO JUSTICE LEFT

Ashland, VA

#3 Jul 24, 2013
I have been affiliated in Police work for well over a decade. The Criminal Court system here in the County of Halifax is a complete disappointment for the prosecution that is. As for the defense its a dream come true. I need to top caring so much because doing that will make any decent Police Officer disgruntled.
NO JUSTICE LEFT

Richmond, VA

#4 Jul 26, 2013
Another aspect in Police work you should always concern yourself with and that is the Officers you have to work with. There are Officers I work with that will smile in your face help you out eat with you during meal breaks, but as soon as you turn your back they are ready to stick a knife in it.
KARMA

Richmond, VA

#7 Oct 24, 2014
Now we have a newly elected Commonwealth Attorney. Mrs. Martin beat Mr. Freshour in the last election. So now Freshour is Defending individuals that he had previously prosecuted and Mrs. Martin is Prosecuting those, who she previously Defended. As for the General District Court Judge we have, that's a totally different animal.
Karma

Clifton Forge, VA

#8 Dec 9, 2014
I tell you people the General District Court Judge in Halifax does not like the Police. I have worked in other jurisdictions and the Criminal and traffic Court Judge here is a complete joke.
Just saying

Richmond, VA

#9 Mar 21, 2015
Karma wrote:
I tell you people the General District Court Judge in Halifax does not like the Police. I have worked in other jurisdictions and the Criminal and traffic Court Judge here is a complete joke.
Why is it as a Police Officer I have to walk into a Courtroom feeling as I am the Criminal.

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