Judge Staudt

Education Background:

http://www.iowacourts.gov/about_the_courts/district_courts/district_one/judges_and_magistrates/index.asp

Articles / Blogs:

http://daniellefisherblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/224-notes-and-discussion.html

http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/waterloo-public-defender-named-district-court-judge/article_304044e4-bd04-11df-aed4-001cc4c03286.html

http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Judge-Grants-New-Trial-for-Waterloo-Man-Convicted-of-Murder-370565161.html

Notes:

  • Two districts in the world: State and Federal
  • You can go down but can’t go up
  • Within the State of Iowa
  • Degrees : Extremity of Crime
    • Supreme Court of Iowa
      • Review Rulings
      • 7 justices
    • Court of Appeals
      • Court of 9 justices (judges)
      • Affirm or Deny Appeal
    • District Court
      • Where Judge Staudt works *
      • $10,000 or more
      • Handles Felonies
      • Worker’s Comp appeals
    • Associate District Court
      • Handles ; OWI, Possession, etc.
      • Up to $10,000
    • Magistrates
      • Hears Simple Mistameaners
      • Civil Hearings
      • $1,000 or less
  • Felony
    • Serious Crimes
    • Class
      • A: Life
        • First Degree Murder, Sexual Assault, Kidnapping (2nd degree murder, 50 years)
      • B: 25 years in prison
        • First Degree Robbery, Burglary, Kidnapping
      • C: 10 years
        • Possession with intent to deliver
      • D: 5 years
  • Divorces
  • Civil Cases
  • Mistameners
  • Serious Mistameaners
  • First Degree Murder
    • Murder with intent, planned, malicious of forethought
  • Second Degree Murder
    • Murder, unplanned, no malicious of forethought, reacted
  • Judge Staudt
    • Public Defender for 12-13 years
      • Have to take every case you get
      • No matter how bad
    • Worked for the State of Iowa
    • Salary Based
      • $144,000
    • Worked mostly with
      • 1st degree robbery, burglary, kidnapping, sex abuse
  • Sexual Assault
    • Sex act committed against the person’s will
  • Beyond Reasonable Doubt
    • How to prove that they did it
  • Open Courts
    • Come whenever and sit in on
    • Can take notes
    • Cannot take video
    • No electronics to be used
    • Can walk right in
  • Criminal Jury Trial
    • Tuesdays at 9 am
    • 1:30 is when the trial starts
    • Best time to go
    • Can walk right in
  • 1st floor
    • Simpler trials
    • Faster trials
  • 2nd and 3rd floor
    • (more) Serious crimes
  • Prove
    • Date
    • Location
    • Who is it was
    • The act
    • Reasonable doubt
  • Bring
    • Pencil or pen
    • Paper
  • Access
    • Press has every right to be there
    • Expanded media request – notice of when all the hearings will be
  • How to become a judge
    • School
    • Pass bar
    • Practice
    • Apply
    • A group of 6 lawyers select 2 canidates

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