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Charges Dismissed Against California Suspect Due To Lack Of Courtroom Space

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A California mother is livid after charges were dismissed against a woman accused of attacking her in a parking lot while she was holding her one-year-old daughter.

Clarissa Guevara told KTTV that she was assaulted by a former friend last May. The suspect, who was not identified, was charged with a misdemeanor count of child endangerment.

Earlier in the week, a judge dismissed the charges against the woman because there was not enough space to hold a trial. more


11 Comments on Charges Dismissed Against California Suspect Due To Lack Of Courtroom Space

  1. If the judge couldn’t find a conference room in a nearby hotel, he could have held the trial in that part of his personality labeled “good judgment”. That part’s about empty.

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  2. When something breaks (our criminal justice system) you have 2 choices; you either discard it or fix it. I am in favor of the former.

    The entire apparatus, from the cops on the street to the DA to the judge and ultimately to the hooskow, none of these function as they were designed. So be it, let’s stop pretending that what we have now is adequate, get rid of it, defund it, fire those in it, and turn the process over to the victims.

    Not workable? Maybe, but I’m certainly willing to give it a try.

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  3. Some inside baseball. California has rules mandating when matters must be brought to trial. For misdemeanors, this time limit is 45 days from the date of arraignment. Usually defense attorneys “waive time,” which means that the trial can be held outside of the 45 day time limit – but sometimes they don’t. If you remember the OJ trial, the defense did not waive time and the prosecutors had 60 days to start the trial.

    This happened in Riverside County where there are a lot of low income, high crime areas and court rooms are horribly crowded. Unless defense counsel agree to a longer time to get a matter to trial, there isn’t much the DA or judge can do.

    For the record, I largely agree with imposing time limits like this – it tends to avoid situations like where the January 6 defendants are held in jail for a couple of years waiting for a misdemeanor trial.

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  4. a woman accused of attacking her in a parking lot while she was holding her one-year-old daughter

    Slapped a lil’o the bitch shine off mom. Didn’t touch the child. And was, actually, charged!?

    What LEO’s muh dik! she be suckin’?

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  5. Wyatt, I grew up around Riverside.
    Used to hitch out or ride bikes to Tyler Mall or Fairmount Park & hang out.
    So many cool places to go.
    Full of Latrinos now, along with San Berdoo.

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