#21 A trial Interrupted

The defendant in jury trial #21 was charged with vandalizing a correctional facility. He had ripped a large ADA guardrail off the wall of the jail and was yelling that he was going to "tear this mother fucker apart" if he didn't get moved from a solitary room back into the main line. He had…

#20 A Jury Trial That Changed Everything

The trial that forever changed my perspective of jury trials. From day one, I was told that my job as a prosecutor was not win, it was to seek justice. To do the right thing. To handle those things within my control, holding myself to the highest standard. In this trial I followed those rules, and the dragon won.

#18 No Jury Required.

For #18 we head back into the messy and chaotic world that is domestic violence. This case involved a female defendant who lived with the male victim and their child. At the time of the incident the pair lived together, but the victim slept in the living room and the defendant in the master bedroom…

#17 In my (self) defense…

One of my biggest frustrations when watching high profile cases in the news is the impatience often voiced over delays by prosecutors in making filing decisions. The calls for justice, while important in order to keep the tragedy of the events in the public eye are often misplaced. A full and complete investigation is always…

#15 Caught on Camera: A Jury Trial Focused on Fraud

Worker's compensation fraud doesn't get the credit it deserves by my fellow prosecutors. The general public, on the other hand, eats these cases up. My opinion is that the public knows that those are are defrauding the system in this way are harming everyone: insurance premiums rise meaning the costs of goods and services also…

Tell a Story That Begins with a Ransom Note

"Moist" This word, written a hundred times on small pieces of paper and littering my entire office space. "Moist" This word, written on a scrolling screensaver, marching across my computer screen. Password changed. "Moist" This word, tucked into my files, creeping into my daily life at the most unpredictable of times. A ransom note like…