2 thoughts on “Establishing Jurisdiction – How to enforce your right to a clear hearing

  1. The judge will interrupt, tell you that a plea of not guilty has been entered, pound with the gavel, and tell you to see the clerk. If you continue to argue you will be threatened with contempt of court. District court judges are really bad. Circuit court judges in big cities are a little better. To get a judge to listen to you question their authority is fantasy.

    1. That sounds very realistic, and I think you’re right.

      BUT….. if the judge’s jurisdiction were challenged by half the defendants that came before him, that would change.

      Although questioning jurisdiction may not be a practical solution, it might be good for people to learn this anyway.

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