Mar 24, 2017

Patrik Griego wins motion against Humboldt County in lawsuit regarding Public Defender

Visiting Judge Dowling granted Mr. Griego's motion for discovery finding good cause this morning, despite County's objection.

Mr. Griego asked in his motion that the process be expedited to determine whether newly hired Humboldt County Public Defender David Marcus meets the state qualfications required under Government Code 27701.

Allegations have been made against Mr. Marcus that he is unprepared for court and attorneys working under him are concerned about the well being of clients. One of his imost vocal critics has has been Conflict Counsel's Mr. Greg Elvine-Kreis, who applied for the job that Mr. Marcus currently holds.

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