Legal News

Assistant Public Defender Resigns with Return of Judge John Murphy
Download PDF

Brevard County Court

A couple of months ago, Brevard County Judge John C. Murphy and assistant public defender Andrew Weinstock got into a courtroom fight. The incident began verbally and then carried over into a hallway, which is when it became physical.

Now, Weinstock has decided to resign from his position since Judge Murphy has been reinstated to the bench, according to WTSP. Weinstock released a statement that said he disagrees with Public Defender Blaise Trettis’ support of Judge Murphy returning to the bench.

  
What
Where


“I am thankful that I have had the opportunity over the years to practice law with the many outstanding attorneys who have worked for the Public Defender,” Weinstock’s resignation letter read. “As you are aware, I do not agree with your position on Judge Murphy returning to the bench. As such, I hereby tender my resignation, effective immediately.”

Following the incident, Murphy went on a four-week paid leave of absence. He also issued a public apology and was reassigned to civil cases in Titusville when he returned to the bench.

“As a criminal defense attorney, I think it would be hypocritical to argue that Judge Murphy should not be given a chance at redemption as a county court judge,” Trettis said. “Defense attorneys routinely plead that their clients should be given a second chance when their bad behavior is uncharacteristic of who they are and is an isolated instance in their life.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Attorney with 3-7 years of litigation experience

USA-IL-Chicago

Chicago office of our client seeks attorney with 3-7 years of litigation experience. The candidate s...

Apply Now

Defense Attorney with 3-4 years of litigation experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks defense attorney with 3-4 years of solid litigation experie...

Apply Now

Mid-level IP Litigation Attorney with electrical engineering experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks mid-level intellectual property attorney with 3-5 years of ...

Apply Now

Labor and Employment Attorney with 3-4 years of litigation experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks labor and employment attorney with 3-4 years of litigation ex...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Executive Legal Assistant

USA-OK-Oklahoma City

We have an immediate opening for an Executive Legal Assistant to the Chief Legal Officer in a fast p...

Apply now

Attorney - Personal Injury

USA-IL-Chicago

Consumer Law Group, LLC is among Illinois\' fastest growing law firms. We are currently seeking...

Apply now

Asbestos Paralegal

USA-NY-Elmsford

Westchester County Law Firm seeking a full-time Asbestos Paralegal with a minimum of 2-3 y...

Apply now

Insurance Defense Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

Mid-sized Insurance defense firm is seeking an attorney for their New York City office with 2-4 year...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top