I know the Board of Chambers will be packed at noon when Maggie will officially be sworn in as Humboldt's District Attorney on January 5, 2015.◼ AND: Judge Hinrichs presiding judge for 2014; Judge Wilson asst presiding judge and a few other changes in Humboldt Superior Court
Judge Joyce Hinrichs will be the presiding judge starting next year, Judge Christopher Wilson will be the assistant presiding judge. He has been hearing family law cases and will now be back as a Judge for the courts overseeing criminal cases.◼ January 2015 key month for several high profile homicide cases; others like Ferrer and Warren will they actually make it to trial? - John Chiv/Words Worth
Judge Timothy Cissna will be hearing criminal cases. Judge Dale Reinholtsen, one of my favorite judges is going to be moving to the civil courts....
If you look through the dates of these high profile trials, you will see that on January 12 and January 26, it will be a busy day for the Humboldt County courts.
These are not even all the cases in 2014 and others that are going through the process starting in 2014 into 2015. They are some of the cases that made headlines.
Gary Lee Bullock
Details at the link.
The challenge here is the lack of prosecutors. These people need time to devote to the cases, time to immerse themselves in the details and in the relevant law, time to prepare for trial, meet the witnesses and experts who will testify... it is everyone's hope that there will be immediate improvements made to help in this regard.
BUT - don't expect miracles. You are going to have to give the new DA time. This thing will not be fixed overnight. But it will start to get better, and will get progressively better as the year, and her term, moves forward.