If confirmed, Kavanaugh would be the fourth Yale law grad currently serving on the Court, the press release noted. The dean and four law professors, hardly conservatives, offered testimonials to his accomplishments as a legal scholar. Abbe Gluck, a professor specializing in health-related law, was typical in her praise: He is humble, collegial and cares deeply about the federal courts.
A plea bargains is a negotiated deal between the prosecutor, the defendant, and the court in which the prosecutor offers the defendant lesser charges in exchange for a guilty plea in order to circumvent having to go to trial.
Just because the prosecutor offers a deal in your case doesn't mean that justice isn't being served. There are times, however, when a prosecutor offers the defendant a deal that so minimizes the crime committed against you that the deal itself is an obvious insult and injustice to you and the community.
Sometimes prosecutors offer these "give-away" deals because they are just too lazy to properly prosecute the case, and sometimes they do it because they are sexist, and they don't take violence against women seriously.
If you feel that the prosecutor on your case is offering the defendant a "give-away" deal, you can write directly to the judge and request that the judge reject the deal.
You can do this right up to the day of sentencing.
May 1, Judge Jensen, I am the victim in the rape case of People vs. I just learned that the prosecution and defense have agreed to a plea bargain in this case. The prosecutor has agreed to drop one charge of kidnap and two charges of rape in exchange for a guilty plea from the defendant on one charge of sexual battery.
Since sexual battery in California means only that someone sexually puts their hands on another person, I feel this deal is grossly unjust to myself and the community, and I urge you to please reject this deal. I have already expressed my strong dissatisfaction with this deal to the prosecutor.
The prosecutor said he wants to save me the trauma of having to testify. But I am fully willing to testify in this case even though I'm nervous about testifying.
I want the truth to be told because I don't want what happened to me to happen to any other woman. The prosecutor also said there isn't enough evidence to prosecute the case.
But there were witnesses at key points in the crime and a lot of other evidence too. I believe the only reason the prosecutor has offered this give-away deal is so that he can avoid the work of having to properly prosecute this case. In the interests of justice and the safety of our community, I'm asking that you please reject the plea bargain.
Thank you for your attention. In fact, when criminal justice officials aren't providing the justice merited by the case and desired by the victim, it is the responsibility of the advocate to fight on the victim's behalf. As always, remember that this must be done only in accord with the victim's wishes and informed consent.
In the case of writing a letter to the judge on behalf of a victim, be sure to fully involve the victim in the process. And after the letter is written, be sure the victim has time to read the letter, time to think about it, and time to make any changes she wishes.
We are requesting that you remand the defendant to jail. Andrea and her baby have been subjected to nearly a year of unrelenting stalking and torment by the defendant. When Andrea first came to our office two and a half months ago, she was already battle worn to the point of despair.
Still, before the last sentencing, Andrea gathered some hope she would be heard. She typed out more than one statement to you carefully presenting the painful details needed for the court to understand the tightening seizure of her life and liberties by the defendant's near daily obsessive stalking.
And she begged you to keep this man out of her life and in custody where he belongs. The police have also written more than a dozen crime reports on Mr. Hernandez' violations of the domestic violence restraining order.
And, in the last four months, Mr. Hernandez has been convicted on three separate occasions of these violations.Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., urged Congress in a letter to block the nomination of Jeff Sessions for federal judge, saying that allowing him to.
This article will describe the ways in which you can ask to postpone your hearing in small claims, bankruptcy, or family law court if you're unable to be present on the scheduled date. Also included is a sample letter you can use to ask the judge for a new hearing date.
Following is an example of a Character Reference Letter for someone going to court. Know that submitting it could lead to a request/requirement that you attend the proceeding. Do you need to request a continuance for court? Here is a sample letter that you can use. Judge Stark's clerks serve for staggered terms, and he reviews applications and conducts interviews on a rolling basis.
For that reason, he sometimes maintains a continuous posting on OSCAR, but may also post vacancies for specific terms as they arise (See OSCAR page for more details).
How to Write a Letter to a Judge. There are occasions when you may find it pertinent to write a letter to a judge. You may believe that what you have to say can impact how a judge approaches the task of sentencing someone you know.