16 comments for “Larry Wilder

  1. Riverboat
    January 31, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    What?! My socks don’t match?

  2. Lono, Curse of
    January 31, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    GNB Court Administration Desk
    Jeffersonville’s renowned attorney Larry O. Wilder
    explains the judge’s investigation
    and actions he has been taking.

    Judge Jerry Jacobi oversees the program. His attorney Larry Wilder said problems began when the judge learned two drug court administrators violated policy. The judge asked for an internal investigation and things began to unravel.

    One administrator, Susan Knoebel, was fired on January 28.
    “As a result of that it has become difficult for the court in many ways to address some of the issues that have been raised publicly and have been raised as a result of Judge Jacobi’s own initiated investigation,” said Wilder.

    Wilder claimed the judge was not aware inmates were being over held. “The judge had no idea,” said Wilder.


    • Mike Webb
      March 19, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      Larry is as dishonest as Jacobi.

  3. February 1, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Since Larry is the “judges lawyer” is Judge Jacobi prohibited from presiding over any case that Larry is involved in?

    • February 1, 2014 at 11:22 am

      You would think that Mr. Wilder would not be able to represent anyone in that court as it would give the appearance of favoritism and result in a conflict of interest.

      • 'Hood
        February 1, 2014 at 11:50 am

        Mr. Hill, yes, the general policy and practice is for the deputy prosecutor assigned to that court to work out a plea agreement
        with the lawyer.
        That written plea agreement is then presented to a pro-tem judge that would accept the plea.
        Mr. Wilder would work out an agreement with the deputy pros and then it would be set for a plea completion date.
        Often, many courts have a special judge, a senior judge like Judge Fleece, or a pro-tem judge accept the plea agreement.
        The alternative judge then sets on that case (and/or others for efficiency) in addition to the work done that day by the regular judge,
        and accepts the plea.
        Certain days of the month are docketed for these plea dates by special judges and pleas accepted by the presiding judge of the court.

        • 'Hood
          February 1, 2014 at 11:57 am

          The “appearance of an impropriety”
          is scrupulously avoided
          as the presiding judge makes no decision in reference to the case
          with which the lawyer feels
          that he/she could have a “potential conflict”.
          This is a statewide practice in Indiana and most states.

          • February 1, 2014 at 8:33 pm

            Thanks so much for your response. To be clear, I am obviously not an attorney nor have I ever had to employe the services of one. So what I think you are saying then is that during this tumultuous period Judge Jacobi is not hearing cases at all or just certain cases? If all these other judges are doing most of the work, then what does Judge Jacobi do? sorry for so many questions, but I really just started paying attention to the goings on at the court house in the last several months and am trying to figure it all out. Thanks in advance.
            By the way, I am assuming you are an attorney?

    • 'Hood
      February 1, 2014 at 11:39 am

      Steven, I think you know the answer and what the boundaries would be.

  4. 'Hood
    February 1, 2014 at 11:59 am

    The presiding judge never sees the case nor makes a determination.
    As one can expect, the lawyers can be pretty gol dern snitty if one of them gets a better deal than another!

  5. 'Hood
    February 1, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Steven Voelker is an EXCELLENT lawyer
    with many years experience.

    Mr. GSL is an EXCELLENT lawyer
    with many years experience.

    Mr. GSL AND Mr. Voelker do a very good job for their clients!

    Also, if the court has a civil case
    with two private contesting parties,
    say Mr. Read would be on one side
    and the Goliath Shyster Lawyer would be on the other,
    an alternative judge would make determinations.
    This also solves
    in a very professional manner,
    any “potential appearances”
    of any “possible improprieties”.


  6. 'Hood
    February 1, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    GNB Defendant Decorum Desk!
    Uh, dude……
    be careful when your are getting a good deal
    and DO NOT
    slap your attorney
    on the butt!

    The judge could haul your buns in the slammer ! 1 !

  7. 'Hood
    February 1, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    GNB Defendant Decorum Desk!
    At least be smart in the courtroom…….

    Chad Ochocinco was in the courtroom planning to walk out of there with probation, but after the Judge said she will accept the plea agreement,
    Chad then slapped his lawyer’s butt,
    prompting the judge to then throw out
    the plea deal & sentenced him
    to 30 days in jail!

    • 'Hood
      February 1, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      GNB Defendant Decorum Desk!

      Oh, and another point:
      When you go to court
      show total respect.
      Wear a coat and tie!
      Show respect.
      This was a hearing on a PRIOR probation violation.
      Possible revocation and additional penalties could have been imposed.

  8. Southern Belle
    February 1, 2014 at 12:43 pm
  9. 'Hood
    February 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Mr. Hill , Judge Jacobi and the other judges are continuing to hear their very heavy case load.

    There is NO change at all
    in what is being brought before him.

    Each year the Clark County case load increases for each court.
    Every judge has cases on which he or she routinely and
    intentionally takes no action
    “in order to avoid the appearance of impropriety”.
    This is a very minute number of yearly cases
    out of the total work of the courts.
    The total number of overall cases
    numbers around 50,000 a year,
    filed in Clark County!
    The courts also conduct multiple individual hearings,
    pre-trial conferences,
    motion hearings, etc.
    The are very busy.
    The vast number of the overall court process,
    say 99.9%,
    is continuing very smoothly as always.

    According to published press reports
    the judge acted to correct the problem
    when he became aware of it.

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