Monday November 17, 2008
Judge Continues Request for New Trial till January 2009
Monday November 17, 2008
Tuesday November 4, 2008
Probation Department Recommends 5 year Sentence and 4 years Probation
Monday July 21, 2008
There was a unscheduled Pre Trial conference at 8am today. Lynch did not attend as he had to pickup his mother and sister from the airport and drive to LA today. Prosecutors broadened their pre trial rules which finally hit upon Lynch's defense. The Defense team decided to provide a detailed description of Lynch's proposed defense to the Judge under seal.
Jury Selection began in the Federal Prosecution of Charles C. Lynch. Most jurors sat jaw dropped not understanding what was going on. One potential juror noted that he had a dispensary right in his Los Angeles neighborhood with a big green neon marijuana leaf sign. Another potential juror noted that he was a card carrying patient and didn’t even know it was against federal law. Another health care professional said her friend’s son worked at a dispensary in Los Angeles. Another nurse said that she had administered medical marijuana to patients and it helped them. Many other jurors were confused about the laws saying that it is legal under California State Law. All of these potential jurors were dismissed ‘for cause’. They were basically dismissed because they believed or at least understood California State Laws regarding Medical Marijuana.
The judge was still trying to decide today whether to force the Defendant Charles C. Lynch to disclose his defense to the prosecution. The prosecutor told the judge ‘It is not right to deny the Federal Government of a fair trial’ by not forcing Lynch to disclose his defense before opening statements. Yet the government has successfully blocked the jury from knowing that Lynch was operating a city sanctioned business that is legal under state law. Also the prosecutor has provided patient receipts as evidence that have any reference to ‘medical use only’ blacked out so the jurors cannot see it. Also the jurors will be directed when they deliberate they cannot consider state law in their decisions.
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Lynch appeared in court today to begin trial but the Trial was postponed until July 23 while the judge decided whether to allow Lynch's defense and if the Defense Attorneys would have to reveal the defense to the prosecutors. Both prosecutor and defense attorneys provided samples of case law to support thier claims.
Tuesday September 23, 2008
Rick Ray arrived today to work on the filming for a documentary he is doing on my story. He recorded me playing music with my Microband and then we went out to Karaoke night and he recorded me singing Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash. Reuven, my attorney and his girl friend were also here keeping an eye on the recording to make sure things were within legal bounds.