I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
In the federal court system, a Magistrate Judge is appointed by the District Court Judges to serve a renewable term of ten years, while a United States District Court Judge is appointed by the President of the United States and is tenured for life.
A Magistrate judge cannot try or sentence a person on a felony case, and because 90% or more of typical federal cases are felony cases, if you reject the offer to have a Magistrate Judge preside over your trial it may take you longer to get a trial date because of a felony case backlog.
Neither judge is truly better than the other. Both class of judges are highly skilled and you are not likely to see a difference in any verdict between the two. So really, neither one is better if you goal is to just get your case before the court at a jury trial.
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I wish you and yours the best this holiday season,