McGeorge School of Law

Taylor Presides Over Criminal Trials

May 14, 2007

Joseph Taylor

Professor Joseph Taylor

Professor Joseph Taylor served as a judge pro tem for two weeks in May at the Sacramento Superior Court.

It was the 12 th straight year that he handled a criminal law calendar to compensate the local bench for its volunteer participation in McGeorge’s Trial Advocacy Program trials. Taylor presided over three jury trials and two felony preliminary hearings. The trials involved a drug DUI with a prior conviction and hit-and- run; resisting arrest and unlawful conduct; and a methamphetamine DUI and under the influence charge. The hearings involved sexual battery and spousal abuse; and possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, and driving with a suspended license with four priors.