There was one last inmate that was brought into court. The defendant was being held for two misdemeanors. One for the cause of fleeing an accident scene and another one for avoiding arrest, in other words he ran from the police. The judge told him if he was to obtain another misdemeanor it would turn into a felony. For the current charges he had on his case the Judge sentenced him to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 bond. Since he had been in jail for 10 days he was credited those towards his 180 days sentence. Once the verdict was done and the defendant was walked back to the waiting room. Judge Fleischer turned to me and said I tried to help this man because he has about three felonies he has to take care off upstairs. He also said that guy is pretty much screwed with the other types of felonies he has under his belt. Lastly, all the defendants that were called to show for court that morning had left but there was one remaining. Judge Fleischer decided to call him up to the front at 11:55 am. The Judge asked the defendant where was he when he called the docket at 8:45am that morning. The defendant claimed he was there before 8:30. This caused the Judge to get upset for lying. The defendant started to go back and forth with the Judge in a non professional way. He believed he could fool the Judge on making him believe he was sitting in court right at 8:30. Judge Fleischer to give him the benefit of the doubt turned around to the clerks and asked the exact time the docket was called. Both of the young ladies replied with 8:45 am. The Judge told the defendant he had to schedule another court date and time since he wanted to keep on playing games. Overall, It was a very interesting experience to have so much interaction with the Judge between different cases.
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- Fall '16
- Ms. Slattery
- Lawyer, Misdemeanor, Judge Fleischer