County Court Observation

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On Tuesday, September 20th I sat down in the Brookings City and County Court to observe just over two hours of court operations. The first case was a felony that took place on the 10th of August, 2015. The defendant was escorted to the center table and took a seat next to his attorney. The judge then stated the defendant’s crime, which was an offence of forgery. The defendant was read his rights, such as the right to an attorney, speedy trial, to remain silent, and so forth. The judge then described the case as where and when it took place. The defendant cashed a payroll check of $661.17 at Brookings Hy-Vee. The offender purchased a lottery ticket and some dog food, the rest was given in cash. All of this was caught on tape, and Hy-Vee notified

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