Thursday, May 12, 2011

Be careful what you post about and when

I do not comment on trials here except when they are done and then I do not go into any depth for this very reason.

There are also American Bar Association guidelines concerning trial publicity and the like as well.

Guadalupe County prosecutor fined for Facebook comments
Judge finds him in contempt for item about ongoing trial.
By Roy Bragg - Express-News

SEGUIN — It was criminal docket day at the Guadalupe County Courthouse on Wednesday, when District Judge Gary Steel typically hears updates on dozens of pending criminal cases.

Steel got an update about a Facebook update.

For most of the morning, defense attorneys and their clients were paraded before the bench to file motions, schedule hearings and enter plea agreements.