Home / Opinions / Judiciary – Ex Parte Communication

Judiciary – Ex Parte Communication

The sentencing judge’s ex parte communication with the prosecutor, during which he suggested to the prosecutor what arguments to make in response to an anticipated plea-withdrawal motion and how to make them, reasonably calls the judge’s impartiality into question and constituted plain error that affected the defendant’s substantial rights.Reversed and remanded.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Scroll To Top