Congratulations to Ron Sanders. He picked a jury Monday in CCL#2, but his client decided not to return for trial on Tuesday, so the trial went on without him. The prosecutor was allowed to argue to the jury (over objection) that the client’s absence from the trial was the same as flight, and therefore evidence of a guilty conscience. Nevertheless, after about an hour and a half of deliberations, the jury found his absent client not guilty today. Ron wanted me to thank all of the LCDLA lawyers who helped advise him on the unusual issues that arose during trial.
Good job, gladiator!