When should a criminal judge be disqualified?

In criminal court, you are entitled to a fair and impartial court and jury. Part of that fairness includes having an impartial judge who will give you a fair trial. Sometimes, judges make statements that can lead one to believe they have pre-judged the criminal defendant or predetermine a criminal defendant’s sentence.

A Jacksonville Criminal Attorney can move the court to disqualify the judge if they have a well grounded fear that the client will not receive a fair trial at the hands of the judge. If the judge makes statements that create a fear in the mind of the defendant, disqualification is required.

If you have been arrested in Jacksonville, Clay County, Nassau County, or St. Johns County, contact our Northeast Florida Criminal Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.