Judge Dismisses Five Indictments Against Dupuy, Stops Pro Se Motions

, Texas Lawyer


A state district judge dismissed five indictments against suspended Judge Christopher Dupuy recently, but also ordered the Galveston jurist not to file any more pro se motions in his own criminal cases.

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  • James Smith

    Its my deepest concern that while defendants are not allowed hybrid representation, they still should be allowed to file pro se motions in their own behalf, when those motions show merit to any subject matter jurisdiction that the court has over the case. What i see, when judges rule against a defendant's filing of pro se motions in light having an appointed attorney. Its like silencing the lambs. They are saying in essence, " Ya have a mouth piece boy, sit down and shut up, son". But not all mouth pieces are worthy their salt. They do not pursue any criminal's case as hard as the criminal who is fighting for his own life. I have been there and done that. I am not a lawyer, but after losing a criminal case and receiving a fifty year sentence. I studied law within prison harder than any lawyer could ever have. As a result, I won my freedom from prison. Most lawyers merely review a case, most convicted criminals pursue their case. And the difference between to the two, is very critical. Pro se writs of habeas corpus become the gate way to freedom. Filing one with pro se intensity takes a very unique amount of research and proficient writing skills. I mastered both, and generated respect from judges and many lawyers alike. There's five levels of judiciary that you must cross, state district court, state appeals court, federal district court, federal appeals court and last Supreme Court of United States. Each requires a separate set of guidelines, whether you are a pro se litigant or a schooled and trained attorney. Maintaining those guidelines and pursuing any form of writ. Must meet their demands or it can get dismissed. The pro se side of judicial action is very critical, when you have a lazy unenthusiastic lawyer. And more so, when a court appoints one of these disasters to you to be your representative. You cannot represent yourself, and usually you fail and get convicted...or lose your civil litigation.

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