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I did ask for a direct quote, not all that extra information and a link which does not even go directly to what I am seeking. I mentioned I did not want to have to do any searching. Why talk to a lawyer and ask a direct question, but be expected to do something I could have done myself anyway. But doing it myself I would not know where to look, or how to go about searching for it. I figured I'd get a direct answer to a direct question. This I did not get.
Also the first thing I did learn I could do is police internal investigation. But according to everything I found, to have such an investigation, I'd have to go to the very police department I have the complaint against. What I learned is that there is no "Police Internal Affairs" separate from the Riverside, Ohio police. So can you give me PRECISE contact information to anyone who can actually do such an investigation into police misconduct?
What would be good indications a judge is not acting impartially?
Hello Lance,Unfortunately, your question is one that cannot be answered in the format you want it. The right is derived from the Constitution. All you would have to say is that your right to a fair judge is guaranteed by the due process clause of the Constitution. I linked you to it in case you want to reference it further, not to give you a research exam. You don't need a statute to quote because there just isn't one. It's what the entire 14th Amendment stands for. The Ohio Judicial Code spends two full chapters on what it means to be impartial. They set it out by example, which is why it's useful to read it. There may be a sentence that's particularly applicable to your situation, but since I don't know your situation I can't tell you what it may be.In any case, it is up to the judiciary itself to determine what is fair and impartial, and it's determined on a case by case basis. Nothing is always suggestive of judicial bias. It all comes down to the facts and circumstances of each particular case.Internal Affairs is always department affiliated. It all depends upon the jurisdiction, and I don't know yours but it's not always biased just because it's in-house. However, the state attorney general, is where you'd go if you want an outside agency to look into corruption in the police force. I have linked you to their contact information this time, which I didn't do the last time I told you where you could go.If Internal Affairs sweeps your complaint under the rug, if the State AG doesn't act on it either, if the FBI isn't interested in interceding in a local matter, the only thing you can really do is alert your congressmen and the media about your situation.
I thought it was a simple, straightforward question. I just wanted examples of how one can tell a judge is not acting impartially. The judge I received posted a $50,000 bond (or bail) on a charge long before it went to trial, while I was still to be "innocent till proven guilty", and on a charge that my lawyer believed was did not deserve such a high amount. He also allowed the only police witness to contradict himself multiple times on the witness stand (I'd have said downright lied since only one or none of what he claimed had to be the truth). The judge ignored what should have been a clear indication I did not willingly sign the pre-interview form and consent to search form. As well as ignoring other facts which should have had the case thrown out.
"Judges set bail based on a number of criteria such as the seriousness of the case, the strength of the state's case, the background and history of the defendant including his criminal and any warrant history, the strength of the defendants ties to the community and whether or not there's any reason to believe that the defendant may be a flight risk. There are also recommended guidelines in many states that the judge can avail himself of".
Now that is very useful information. As much of what you just gave is contradictory to my case.
What are the "guidelines" in the state of Ohio that a judge can avail himself of?
When I was in jail for the charges, the first time I had to see the judge was through a video screen. That was when he set bail. However, I was not represented. They had a puppet from the Public Defender's office, who did nothing to represent me. Was just there to help speed things along for the courts, told me to be quiet, and in short did nothing to represent me.
In my case it was two F5s, first times. No prior record or warrants of any kind. The prosecutor did not have enough evidence. I have proven to not be a flight risk. Also the seriousness of the case allegedly had to do with two photos which allegedly came from my computer months prior to the actual arrest. But I am betting because the nature of the photos, and the judge's familial status, he set a high bail because he was allowing his familial status to cloud his judgement. In short, he was biased.
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