Judge Has Unprepared Lawyer Arrested

An Ohio judge angered state and national defense lawyers after he had a public defender arrested for being unprepared for trial. Portage County Judge John Plough had assistant public defender Brian Jones arrested for contempt of court last week after Jones refused to begin a misdemeanor assault trial because he said he was unprepared. Jones was assigned to the case one day earlier. Jones, who started working as a public defender earlier this year, was held for five hours in the local jail...Full Story
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