Normally , I don’t discuss my cases for the this blog for many reasons .However , this story bears mentioning. Yesterday , I was in General Sessions Court in Gallatin, Tennessee representing someone on a domestic violence charge.The alleged victim did not show up as well as the police officer who took out the warrant. I moved for a dismissal for failure to prosecute the criminal charges.The court continued the case on the state’s motion.I had to appear , my client had to appear and we had to prepare for court. If she did not show up , a failure to appear charge would be filed and the bond could be increased or revoked. Different result for my client verses the state.
Therefore , the question is "Should the sword of justice cut both ways." Yes it should , but it’s not the reality.