By Drew Moody|
GLENVILLE - One by one defendants came before 14th Circuit Chief Judge
Richard Facemire and were asked to enter a plea.
Trial dates were set, or continued, and orders pertaining to each case
were entered into the record.
For some of those indicted it may have been their first courtroom plea.
For others, a courtroom or jail cell is a familiar place. One man
standing before the judge last Wednesday, August 9, has a long criminal
record including at least six previous felony convictions.
Each case brings with it a story. Poverty is often a common thread that
creates the fabric of the defendant's background. Other common traits
may include being raised in a 'broken home,' a history of family
violence, and perhaps drug and alcohol abuse, or addiction.
Of course there's a few 'hardened cases' where the charges against them
may just create an interruption from their avocation of breaking the law.
In any event, for most individuals, the experience in a courtroom under
these circumstances is not pleasant ...
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