Microphone Stand vs. Wall

June 16, 2011

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350H Sentencing and PunishmentTrial court could not be said to have violated defendant’s due process rights by not allowing him to present witnesses and evidence or cross-examine adverse witnesses at post-release supervision revocation hearing, where defendant was afforded an opportunity to present a case but instead opted to waste that opportunity by picking up a heavy microphone stand and throwing it across the courtroom, causing damage to the courtroom’s wall.
Jones v. State, 2011 WL 692908 (Miss. Ct. App. Mar. 1, 2011)

Suggested by Craig Gustafson, West Principal Attorney Editor