But Fair: Lawyers say James R. Richie brings a
lenient air to court but is willing to make tough calls
...Jon Rankin states "He lets us go far beyond what
other judges would have allowed."
San Rafael shooting case ends in acquittal - A man who shot his ex-girlfriend's nephew in San Rafael was acquitted of assault charges Friday.
Edward William Outcalt, 50, claimed self-defense in the shooting, which occurred in July 2010 at his ex-girlfriend's home on Marquard Avenue. Outcalt rented a room in the house, and the woman's 24-year-old nephew lived there as well.
Novato woman avoids prison for stabbing
ex-boyfriend - Avoiding a
potential prison term, a Novato woman was sentenced to
community service and probation Wednesday for stabbing
her ex-boyfriend in a jealous rage last summer. Lilly
Mai Ly, a 49-year-old.
dismisses some charges in Dillon Beach attack - Four
men accused of attacking a pair of teenage campers at
Dillon Beach were ordered to stand trial on robbery
charges and other counts, but a judge tossed a bundle of
related charges this week.
Alleged rapist not fit for trial -
A drifter accused of raping a woman near Stinson Beach
in August 2005 was found incompetent to stand trial by a
Marin jury Friday. Following the verdict, Terry Ray
Hawes, 43, will be sent to
mental hospital until he is deemed fit to face charges
in Marin Superior Court.
San Rafael Lawyer gets Bjorklund Award -
San Rafael criminal law attorney Carl Gonser is the A.
Leonard Bjorklund Jr. Award winner for 2006. Prior
winners include Jon Rankin.