I honestly cannot believe that there aren't more complaints filed here against this "judge". I raised my hand and swore to tell the truth and the truth is exactly what I told. He sneered at me and 'scolded' me also. Fortunately, I was first on the docket so there weren't many
people in the court room.
This judge did not acknowledge me while I was giving my testimony and did not even look at me while I spoke. When the Animal Control guy spoke, the judge was all up in it. It was apparent that this judge made his decision BEFORE court even began. Animal Control called his witness who contradicted the testimony that Animal Control gave. Since I
was the defendant, the burden of proof was on Kadell, the Animal Control. He didn't remotely prove his case, his witness contradicted him on two key areas, and, he actually lied about a few things. When I proved he'd lied, the judge ignored it. My problem with this judge is not that I 'lost' the case. It is how he handled the case. Because of the outlandish and obvious injustice, I am appealing his ruling. He told me before I could leave the court room I had to sign a "agreement
to pay" form. I told him "I'm appealing this decision'. He responded with 'but I ruled against you'. Yes, and I believe he is wrong. He forced me to sign the form anyway so beside my signature I wrote 'pending appeal".
How has this judge been in his position this long? It's a paradox.
It's clear he is out to make money for the county and not for an unbiased trial. Let it be known that there was a google search that confirms there was action taken against this judge in 2004 because he wasnt following all the guidelines for everyone in the same manner very judgemental of people he didnt like. The links are defunct now because of their age. I intend to contact the Bar Association about any complaints lodged against this Judge.