The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld a DeKalb County judge’s decision to hold lawyer Herbert Adams Jr. in contempt for failing to be prepared for a murder trial.
In July 2011, Superior Court Judge Mark Anthony Scott halted Michael Blaine’s trial on its third day and, after convening a contempt hearing, fined Adams $500 for not being ready. On Monday, the state Supreme Court said it found sufficient proof to uphold Scott’s contempt finding. Blaine was convicted during a subsequent trial in 2012.
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