Jury selection will begin Monday in Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo’s misdemeanor peeking trial and witness testimony should start mid-week, a judge said Wednesday.
The schedule was set as both sides in Carrillo’s much-publicized criminal case announced they could not reach a settlement and were prepared to try the matter in court.
Judge Gary Medvigy ordered Carrillo’s lawyer and a prosecutor for the state Attorney General to appear Friday to argue any pre-trial motions. They would return Monday to begin the task of selecting impartial jurors to hear an estimated two days of testimony.
The veteran Sonoma County Superior Court commissioner fills a seat on the bench that’s been empty for over a year.
Environmentalists are hailing a court ruling this week that deals a significant setback to a hotly disputed vineyard project in northwestern Sonoma County.
Prosecutors asked for more time Friday to consider criminal charges against Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo, who was arrested outside a Santa Rosa woman’s home this summer on suspicion of prowling and burglary.
Nearly three months after he was arrested in the pre-dawn darkness outside a Santa Rosa woman’s home, Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo returns to court Friday to see whether he will be charged with a crime.
A judge gave prosecutors six more weeks Friday to decide whether to file criminal charges against Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo, who was arrested last month outside a Santa Rosa woman’s home in just his socks and underwear.
A judge on Wednesday refused to block construction of three new storage silos at a Santa Rosa asphalt plant. Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Elliot Daum denied a request by neighbors to halt construction of the 82-foot-high silos at the BoDean asphalt plant north of Railroad Square.
A Sonoma County jury may get to decide a case that has far-reaching implications for thousands of in-home caregivers throughout California. The key issue in a civil lawsuit filed by a local caregiver is who qualifies as her employer — the client who receives care through the Sonoma County’s In-Home Supportive Services program or the county itself, or both.