Are all Judges are former Prosecutors? None Former Defense Attorney in Ohio? How do I get a Profile of Judges in Ohio Court?

Asked about 2 years ago - Columbus, OH

In a trial court where Judge is a former Prosecutor and the City Prosecutor against me, should I be worried about Injustice in the court room?

Should I start working on the process of "Removable of Judge" in my trial case against me?

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  1. John Robert Sauter

    Contributor Level 11


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    Answered . No. Judges (and prosecutors) have a code of ethics they must abide by. While their prior job might color their thinking, knowingly or unknowingly, they must follow prior case law and the Ohio Revised Code. If a judge doesn't, you can appeal a trial court decision.

    If you are facing criminal charges, retain a competent criminal defense attorney. Don't go it alone.

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  2. Dave Bahr

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . No, not all judges are former prosecutors. The fact that a judge was a prosecutor does not mean that he will be automatically biased against you. Many court systems have judicial profiles online. I agree with my colleague that you should consider talking to a lawyer about your case. Good luck.

    I have been licensed to practice in the State of Oregon since 1990. I am not offering legal advice regarding your... more
  3. Ronald S. Pichlik

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . You can't get a judge removed simply because he or she was once a prosecutor. Judges must follow the law as well as judicial ethics. Many judges are former prosecutors because they are in a position to campaign, usually, in platforms that their career has been dedicated to protecting the community.

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