Charged with M1 disorderly conduct, M1 assault, M3 trespassing, city court, bench trial. Defendant is a green card holder with restrictions (2 year temporary green card), in the process of removing the status and become 10 year green card holder. Judge made racist comments in the court against defendant. Convicted disorderly conduct and assault, dismissed trespassing. Just filed appeal paperwork. Questions:
1.Because of judge's racist comments, will that be one of the solid ground for appeal?will that be considered Unconstitutional?
2. Because of the immigration reason, will this deserve a jury trial although it is petty offense?
3. Individually, the sentences are max 6 months, 6 months and 30 days. Could all the sentences be added up as the worst 13 months then qualify jury trail?Because the conviction was completely rediculous, the defendant should be innocent. Thus why filed the appeal although the chance of an appeal is very small. But it might be a way to seek for justice. There is a short time line for appeal, so have to file the paperwork before it is getting too late. Want to get some good advices before can get an attorney.