“No Hommie”

Since: Aug 08

Douglasville

#21 Oct 2, 2008
Not a Judge James Fan wrote:
Douglas needs a dedicated family court. Judge James hears as much of a case as he wants then sends the two sides away to come back another day. This costs parents' money and prolongs the agony of a divorce or custody dispute. The ones who suffer most by the continuous fighting are the children. Judge James needs to move more swiftly and punish lawyers who stall and stonewall in his court. If he's so smart and knows who's telling the truth, then why not make a ruling? Why keep sending parents away? The only one's who win in a divorce are the lawyers who make money every time Judge James sends them to write useless briefs. Get a Family Court for Douglas County that works closely with the Juvenile courts. If you want a judge to see how their ruling impacts a child's life, then MAKE them do a "tour" in Juvenile court ...you'll see the fruits of your labor sitting there. Judge James doesn't make decisions. He waits until one side runs out of money, then makes the lawyers give him a compromise. The parent who has the most vacation days to sit in court all day and never have their case heard, wins. The parent with the most money wins. And win or lose the judge gets paid and the lawyers get paid.
you said it,, he dont want to make the decision he wants you to settle... whimp,, i hope he is voted out ,,, i beat him and have my son,,, no thanks to him or my ex wife thanks to him i spent 70k but it is still worth it i have my boy.... if i was a women i would have spent 10 if that. he needs to go. not all men run,, i just happen to out last james and the money,, which that is what it is about,,, sad !!!!!
Diligent Citizen

Douglasville, GA

#22 Oct 13, 2008
duh wrote:
<quoted text>Judges "side" with D.A.'s becasue the crime actually occured. Are you guilty of what you are accused?
Judges are NEVER supposed to take sides, regardless of the evidence. That's what the jury is for. The judge is supposed to referee, not contend. Then when the jury decides guilt or innocence, then the judge hands down the ruling. This applies to criminal AND civil cases (divorce, child custody, personal injury). When a judge picks a side, it infects the whole system. You might like the picking if he picks your side, but what if he likes the other side better? Are you still ok with that? Selah.

Since: Oct 08

Duluth, GA

#23 Oct 13, 2008
I think what Duh meant is that a judge takes the side of the law. Not a personal side.
Miss Lender

Soddy Daisy, TN

#24 Oct 13, 2008
Judge James is a wonderful honest man. Wish I could say that about the rest of the Judges in DC, but I can't. He is the ONLY one that goes for the truth and protects children. Well, Judge Susan Camp protects children too. But the buck stops there!!

Since: Oct 08

Braselton, GA

#25 Oct 13, 2008
ANON ME wrote:
I think what Duh meant is that a judge takes the side of the law. Not a personal side.
A judge is not supposed to take any side, not even the law. He/she is supposed to interpert the law.

Since: Oct 08

Duluth, GA

#26 Oct 13, 2008
In a law suit there is a winner and a looser. In a criminal case, there is a winner and a looser. I just meant that the judge is always on the side of the law, meaning how that particular judge interprets not only the law, but the evidence provided. A judge is not going to purposely find against someone well within their rights. They know that each and every case has a right to an appeal and they are going to do every thing in their power to keep that from happening by doing their job to the best of their knowledge.
Diligent Citizen

Douglasville, GA

#27 Oct 16, 2008
The appellate process is an intricate web, and most judges know that the secret way to avoid being overturned on appeal is to make sure that their finding are based on matters of judicial discretion, like the credibility of a witness. I agree that Judge Camp is an excellent judge, and I hope to see her name on the ballot in 2010 when judges James and Emerson are up for reelection. She'd have my vote!
mam

Douglasville, GA

#28 Sep 1, 2010
judges should not make a temporary or final decision in his chambers without even knowing who the people are the financial situation or what is at stake for innocent children .
Only God can judge me

Kennesaw, GA

#29 May 2, 2011
I do agree that he sides with the DA...and yes to the other comment he gives excessive sentences...we appealed and had one of the charges overturned by the appeals court...
well think about this

United States

#30 Apr 26, 2012
Judge james presided over my case. With no continuances and no fault of my own the case took seven Years to get into court. There was no evidence in my case other then an unfounded accusation from the 1980s. With no proof and evidence to the contrary he allowed it in as evidence. It was strictly a hearsay case and a hearsay accusation. I had a probation deal but ended up with the max because I took it to trial. Not a very fair judge because he allows the da s office to manipulate the law and flow however they need it to? Speedy trial rights? Not a violation if you did not ask quick enough? Admission of similar transaction? Dont need evidence of that happening. State misses a deadline or files incorrect paper work. No problem And let's not get started on where the judge commented several times during trial... Yall figure it out- I wasn't paying attention. How can you recommend a sentence if your not paying attention? In my opinion the law did not work for me in his court. Simple presumptions of the law and rights through the constitution mean nothing as long as douglas county wins its case
its you

Duluth, GA

#31 Apr 26, 2012
Only God can judge me wrote:
I do agree that he sides with the DA...and yes to the other comment he gives excessive sentences...we appealed and had one of the charges overturned by the appeals court...
it's you ....
its you

Duluth, GA

#32 Apr 26, 2012
well think about this wrote:
Judge james presided over my case. With no continuances and no fault of my own the case took seven Years to get into court. There was no evidence in my case other then an unfounded accusation from the 1980s. With no proof and evidence to the contrary he allowed it in as evidence. It was strictly a hearsay case and a hearsay accusation. I had a probation deal but ended up with the max because I took it to trial. Not a very fair judge because he allows the da s office to manipulate the law and flow however they need it to? Speedy trial rights? Not a violation if you did not ask quick enough? Admission of similar transaction? Dont need evidence of that happening. State misses a deadline or files incorrect paper work. No problem And let's not get started on where the judge commented several times during trial... Yall figure it out- I wasn't paying attention. How can you recommend a sentence if your not paying attention? In my opinion the law did not work for me in his court. Simple presumptions of the law and rights through the constitution mean nothing as long as douglas county wins its case
were you guilty?
Polemics

Douglasville, GA

#33 Apr 27, 2012
its you wrote:
<quoted text>were you guilty?
Guilt and innocence are legal terms, more importantly “did you do it”?
Know him 55 years and to the best of my knowledge the only strike against him is this tendance to hand out rather stiff sentences thus “Hanging Judge”.
dr zeus

Duluth, GA

#34 Apr 27, 2012
Polemics wrote:
<quoted text>
Guilt and innocence are legal terms, more importantly “did you do it”?
Know him 55 years and to the best of my knowledge the only strike against him is this tendance to hand out rather stiff sentences thus “Hanging Judge”.
that's what i meant...forgot you have to explain things to some people...lol!
well think about this

United States

#35 May 1, 2012
its you wrote:
<quoted text>were you guilty?
that's a good question and no I'm not guilty. Of course you could expect me to say this. But in the transcript it is clear that the accusation does not match what the alleged victim claims. But as I said the judge allowed a similar accusation from 1988 in to establish motive or intent. The only problem was that I was excluded from being the perpetrator in that accusation. But the judge allowed it without ever checking the facts. So two accusations? Of course a jury would frown upon that. Right now I'm in an appeal status that will hopefully get this exculpatory evidence in. But in my opinion a fair judge would have asked for proof in the first place.
its you

Duluth, GA

#36 May 1, 2012
well think about this wrote:
<quoted text>that's a good question and no I'm not guilty. Of course you could expect me to say this. But in the transcript it is clear that the accusation does not match what the alleged victim claims. But as I said the judge allowed a similar accusation from 1988 in to establish motive or intent. The only problem was that I was excluded from being the perpetrator in that accusation. But the judge allowed it without ever checking the facts. So two accusations? Of course a jury would frown upon that. Right now I'm in an appeal status that will hopefully get this exculpatory evidence in. But in my opinion a fair judge would have asked for proof in the first place.
so did you do it the first time? and since there is a victim, i can assume it's not a drug charge. So wouldn't that put most of your blame on the victim for lying instead of on James for allowing the previous offense in? They are only going to allow a previous conviction not accusation.
well think about this

United States

#37 May 2, 2012
Its you. No the alleged similar transaction from 1988 never even had a police report to substantiate the claim. The claim was that I sexually assaulted someone. The claim Stated that the victim contracted herpes from the assault. I am, to this day negative for the presence of herpes. So medically I am excluded from being the perpetrator. Its my only proof that it could not have been me. But under ga law 31.3b. A so called similar transaction can be admitted into court with hearsay alone. A conviction is not needed as a jury is instructed that the similar transaction may or may not have happened-it is up to the jury to decide. But by the point a jury is hearing this they will assume the county did their due diligence. I wish it were true that convictions only were admissable but that is not ga law. As I stated I was convicted because of this testimony that had no basis for fact or truth. Her word against mine. And judge james should have been more aware of the facts of that hearsay and the veracity of the testimony for the similar transaction instead of always ruling to bolster the countys case. But you nailed it on the head- it should not have been admitted because there was no conviction
well think about this

United States

#38 May 3, 2012
From its you. Very good point about the socalled victim lying. And yes I tend to agree. But when there was not even a police report to cooberate testimony then what do you do? How do you defend yourself? It is assumed that you are innocent untilproven guilty in a court of law, so how can a story be admissable with no conviction. The problem is that the ruling to allow the testimony is wrong and was only allowed so as to bolster the da s case
well think about this

United States

#39 May 4, 2012
The other big issue is how do you get the max as opposed to a probation deal for excersizing your right to a trial?
Seariously confused

Alpharetta, GA

#40 May 14, 2012
Judge James is not appropriate for family court in my opinion. As he allowed my child's mother to present fraudulent evidence that I now have proof of, and yet I still may not be able to present it when its my turn. Also Judge James gave her 3 continuances and I BEGGED him for only 1 so as to have a lawyer present and he denied me that. He's a mothers Judge whether or not they're fit. This is a new age and some fathers are better suited for the job, it shouldn't cost so much pain, money and time to do what's right. There's only one true victim, and that's my child !!!
I believe in whats right is right and whats wrong is wrong. Grey only has one neutral shade and it isn't black or white. There's always more than one side to every story so how much can someone pull over his eye's before he see's it? And how much more will it cost me before my child becomes a hoodlum where he's at or gets a appropriate direction from me. Not everyone is the same person in court that they are outside of the courtroom. I look like the bad guy because I believe in discipline but tell the truth. She gets away with anything she wants when she comes to court "acting" like shes frail. He should see her outside the court house! And it doesn't seem to make ANY difference that I can prove she's lying, she still gets away with it! I really dislike the lawyers as well, it's only about the money. NO ONE really gives are rats rear about the children ..........

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