No offense, but I don't know if I would hire a lawyer when I meet him because he's my cell mate.
Think about it, I'm in a room full of people who don't wanna be there and I'm a guy in a suit who knows how to get them out of that room....
I'm exactly who they wanna see.
Also, gotta remember though, you're sitting in a chair somewhere, comfortable chair? Not been hassled too much? Yeah, you haven't just been arrested, booked, detained, and sitting in a cell all night cause nobody made your bail, and said lawyer told you exactly how you could manage that. Then said lawyer got out in about 3 hours after you've been sitting there sobering up all night from your DUI....
People really do ask "So what are you in for?" I then explain why I'm there and ask why he's there. He then explains why he is and says something like "so you're a lawyer huh? Let me ask you ______." It goes from there....
Some lawyers get their clients at the country club, I get mine at the county jail. Meh.
That's... pretty messed up, True. Other side screws up, you don't fix their problem, and instead of the magistrate telling the other side to fix it themselves, she throws you in a jail cell for... something. I think something's gone to someone's head... just maybe.
Anyway, dunno about win, but you seemed to have done relatively right (by letter, at least), so... non-defeat!
O she's screwed. Why do you think they let me out so soon and didn't even record it? I didn't have to make bail; they just let me out free and clear. Charges dropped.
“A prerequisite to a charge of contempt for disobeying a court order is the existence of a valid order.” Cortland United Methodist Church v. Knowles,
11th Dist. No. 2006–T–0110, 2007-Ohio-3383, 2007 WL 1883273, at ¶ 33. They know this new magistrate doesn't have a valid court order and also that 5 other people have made complaints against her. Two of which have been found valid and three of which haven't been thrown out yet/ are still pending. Not a good sign for her continued employment.
In any event, an attorney politely saying "With all due respect Your Honor, I am merely objecting to the admissibility of this evidence on best evidence rule grounds," doesn't constitute contempt.