The Warren County Sheriff can cite first time offenders into the South Lebanon, Ohio, Mayor’s Court. Mayor’s Courts are not courts of record, and a Defendant has the automatic right to appeal the case, regardless of the result. If a Defendant is not pleased with how the case was resolved in South Lebanon Mayor’s Court, the case can start over in the Warren County Court. It is like getting two bites at the apple, which can be a great advantage to the defense.
Click the link below to watch the LIVE interview of Attorney Gabe Moorman with Fox45/ABC22 Anchor Meghan Mongillo. The former Mason High School gym teacher was found guilty on all sixteen counts of sexual battery and three counts of providing alcohol to minors. Despite strong expert witnesses, the defense could not prove that Schuler was insane by a preponderance of the evidence. Warren County Court of Common Pleas Judge Robert Peeler sentenced Stacy Schuler to four years in prison. She will be eligible for judicial release in six months. Schuler must also register as a Tier 3 sex offender, requiring her to verify her address with the State every ninety days.
On Thursday, October 27th, 2011, the Stacy Schuler trial is expected to conclude. Judge Robert Peeler will give the verdict following the closing arguments of both the State and the defense. It is expected that the State will call its own expert witness to rebut the expert testimony provided by the defense yesterday. A forensic psychologist and/or toxicologist will testify that Ms. Schuler was not insane at the time of the alleged acts and that she could comprehend the difference between right and wrong. Yesterday, the defense provided two expert witnesses that claimed Stacy Schuler was insane at the time of the alleged acts due to a combination of health problems, Zoloft, and alcohol. The ‘SSRI Defense’, as it is being called, has been utilized approximately fifteen times during the last year in American courts – it has never succeeded. These experts based their testimony on evidence that anti-depressants mixed with alcohol can cause mania, increased sexual desire, and memory loss. As this is a bench trial, Judge Peeler will decide whether Ms. Schuler is guilty of sixteen counts of sexual battery and three misdemeanor counts of providing alcohol to minors. Schuler is facing over eighty years in prison if convicted on all counts.
Click the link below to see Gabriel Moorman, Esq., discuss the Schuler and Israel cases with Dayton’s Fox45/ABC22 morning news team. Be sure to tune in this Thursday, October 27th, 2011, as Gabe sits down, again, with Meghan Mongillo to talk about the conclusion of the Stacy Schuler case out of Warren County, Ohio.
The trial of Marcus Israel, the man who is alleged to have killed Officer Brian Dulle, starts today in the Warren County Court of Common Pleas. Israel is accused of running over and killing Officer Brian Dulle with a car while attempting to evade police officers. Officer Dulle was in the process of laying out stop sticks on the road when he was hit. Israel’s attorney filed a Motion for Change of Venue in an attempt to transfer the case elsewhere. This motion was denied. Judge Flannery will preside.
Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action – whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation.
I get asked that at least once a month. All attorneys have heard from potential clients who want to hire a Bulldog to represent them. Why? Because they erroneously believe that such lawyers are effective advocates for their clients. Some people are generally unreasonable and unpleasant; some of these people happen to be lawyers. It is not hard to find them, as they are usually preceded by reputation.
Please click the below link for access to the live interview on July 21st, 2011. Mr. Moorman discusses the Stacey Schuler and Marcus Israel cases with Meghan Mongillo at the ABC22/FOX45 studio in Dayton. Dayton’s News Source :: Good Morning – Local Attorney Insight on Stacy Schuler Case: http://t.co/W4b17wi
Stacy Schuler, the former Mason High School gym teacher accused of having sex with a number of her students, has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.
Our condolences go out to Officer Dulle and his family. What a tragic scene, in which thirty-six year old Brian Dulle was killed while performing his duties as a Warren County Police Officer. Dulle was putting out stop-sticks along the roadway on St. Rt. 42 when Marcus Israel allegedly ran into Officer Dulle at over 100 miles per hour, killing him instantly. Israel has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and failure to comply with a police officer, facing fifteen years in prison if he is convicted. At the arraignment in Lebanon Municipal Court Thursday, Israel apologized to Officer Dulle’s family. Israel is being held on a one million dollar bond. What a great loss to the community – What an irresponsible and reckless act. The suspect decided to trade a tail-light violation for a manslaughter charge.