They all proceeded to seat scattered around the court It was interesting to

They all proceeded to seat scattered around the court

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second session of defendants walked into court. They all proceeded to seat scattered around the court. It was interesting to notice how Judge Tamez then took over the “powerful chair” and switched with Judge Ellaine. Judge Ellaine took Tamez spot and proceed to wait for Tamez speech. Judge Tamez mention how the defendants were there because of an infraction they committed in the Houston city limits streets. They all had to present themselves with a DL and documents depending on their tickets. Judge Tamez mentioned their options they will have once they went in front of her podium. All she could do was take their plead but not listen to any details since she was not conducting a trial. During her session she had 15 defendants. One by one checked in with Judge Ellaine and waited for their turn to speak with Judge Tamez. The first defendant did not have his DL which caused him to automatically get his case reschedule. Every defendant that would get a reschedule for X reason they had 30 days before their next date. All of the defendants Judge Tamez called her podium pleaded not guilty and wanted to see a judge for trial. Fourteen from the fifteen pleaded not guilty. The very last defendant she had that evening for the second session spoke pleaded guilty on his ticket. He admitted to going over the limit the night of the infraction. Judge Tamez gave him three different options. One paying the ticket and do drivers Ed. Second one rescheduling his court date in order to collect the payment before the 30 days were up. Third was also completing defensive driving before 90 days. He proceeded to tell her he wanted to pay and do the course. She then made him sign a paper where he was agreeing to pay the amount charged. The young man being the last defendant she ended the second session.
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  • Fall '16
  • Ms. Slattery
  • Complaint, Plea, Judge Lidia Tamez

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