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In re Charleston Municipal Court Judge Mendelsohn
FACTS. Respondent is a municipal court judge for the City of Charleston. While there, respondent learned that, under procedures established by the Mount Pleasant Chief Municipal Judge, the bond for DUI was $1,002. Instead, under the established procedures, Judge Mendelsohn would be transferred to the Charleston County Detention Facility where he would remain until a bond hearing could be held the next morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. Respondent knew the Mount Pleasant procedure was not the same as the procedure used in Charleston.
He called a Mount Pleasant municipal judge, again questioned the city’s procedure, and asked the judge to speak with the sergeant about the bond policy. After speaking with the sergeant, the Mount Pleasant judge explained the policy to respondent. After first attempting to telephone another Charleston County magistrate, respondent contacted Charleston County Magistrate James B. Gosnell, Jr. Magistrate Gosnell was unfamiliar with the Mount Pleasant bond procedure.
After the lieutenant explained the procedure, Magistrate Gosnell remarked that he would go to the bond court and conduct a bond hearing for respondent that night. Magistrate Gosnell asked that respondent be brought directly to bond court rather than first being booked into the detention center. The lieutenant then advised the arresting officer that Magistrate Gosnell would be at the Charleston County Detention Center to conduct a bond hearing. Magistrate Gosnell communicated his setting of the bond to the Mount Pleasant Chief Judge and asked the judge to indicate his approval of the bond. The Mount Pleasant Chief Judge called the Charleston County Detention Center and was advised that officers were in possession of a valid bond set by Magistrate Gosnell.
The Mount Pleasant Chief Judge told the officers that, since a bond had been set, the bond procedure he had established did not apply.
Ladson F. Howell, Jr., Esquire
Ladson F. Howell, Jr., a senior partner at Howell & Christmas, concentrates his practice in general plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation. His practice is concentrated on representing client’s seriously injured in automobile and motorcycle wrecks, tractor trailer wrecks, slip and falls, and medical malpractice. He began his practice defending lawsuits and conducting jury trials on behalf of insurance companies before becoming a Plaintiffs’ lawyer representing exclusively people who have been seriously injured in accidents. He received his J.D.
degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1993 and his B.A. degree from Wofford College in 1990. He is a member of the Charleston County and South Carolina Bar Associations, the South Carolina Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. He served for approximately 10 years on the Executive Committee for the Charleston County Bar Association, and served as Chairman of the CLE committee for the CCBA before becoming president of our County’s Bar Association. He is admitted to the South Carolina Bar and is licensed to practice before the U.S.
District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. Mr. Howell’s clients have prevailed in every appeal Mr. Howell has handled.
The firm’s practice areas also include residential and commercial real estate closings, §1031 tax exchanges, real estate agent and broker representation issues, developer and builder services, real estate investor services, title examinations, and title insurance. He is a member of Sertoma International, and attends Hibben United Methodist Church. He has been married to his wife for 19 years, and they have three children, ages 14, 12 and 9..
Criminal Defense Attorney in SC
When charged with a non-violent crime, you may have been read a long list of charges by the arresting officer. You are wondering what all of them mean and how you could be arrested for so many crimes at once. Often, law enforcement adds additional charges to give the prosecutor more options during settlement negotiations. An experienced Charleston criminal defense lawyer from Sanders Law Firm, LLC can review your case and tell you which charges you should be focused on. For a free case evaluation with our non-violent crime attorneys in Charleston, call 202-4415.
Any crime that does not involve force or injury is considered a non-violent crime. Many of these crimes are fairly simple, such as bribing or gambling, and some people dismiss them as trivial even when they are arrested. A conviction for a non-violent crime can affect your employment, financial security, and even your freedom. Make sure you secure a solid defense attorney to begin planning your strategy as soon as possible. At Sanders Law Firm, LLC we provide each client with personal attention from our experienced Charleston criminal defense lawyer T.O.
Sanders. Mr. Sanders formerly worked as a prosecutor and has a unique understanding of how these cases operate. He takes the time to guide clients through the legal process, and to develop a defense based on the strategies he would use as a prosecutor when litigating similar cases.
Charleston Steakhouse Restaurant
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