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D.J. Williams DUI case results in mistrial

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Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams currently has a couple of pending legal actions.  In addition to suing the league over a six-game suspension under the steroids policy, he’s facing criminal DUI charges.

A trial in the latter case started on Monday.  And it ended on Monday.

According to the Associated Press, a mistrial was declared after the judge failed to give Williams’ lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, three strikes during jury selection.  Instead, Steinberg received only two challenges.

The error wasn’t realized until after the jury selection process had concluded and the other potential jurors had been released from duty.

”It’s a mistake in the math,” Steinberg said.

That’s one hell of a mistake.  The judge failed to count.  To three.

The incident happened in 2010.  Trial has been delayed several times.  They’ll try to have another trial on August 15.

Hopefully next time the judge won’t be expected to count to four.

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9 Responses to “D.J. Williams DUI case results in mistrial”
  1. citizenstrange says: May 21, 2012 5:10 PM

    Well I hope that at least the judge was allowed to get a good sniff of Williams’ jock.

  2. blacknole08 says: May 21, 2012 5:32 PM

    “That’s one hell of a mistake. The judge failed to count. To three.”

    Wow! Either D.J. Williams is the luckiest guy in America for something as technical yet elementary as failing to count to 3 to happen or Warren Sapp was presiding over his case.

  3. patsfan says: May 21, 2012 8:39 PM

    Pretty Simple, really – Allow me to read to you from the Holy Book of Jurisprudence:

    “Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.”

  4. raiderapologist says: May 21, 2012 9:33 PM

    Judges are lawyers all grown up. Counting to four might be more than we can expect.

  5. slickster35 says: May 21, 2012 11:07 PM

    Sounds like the typical drunken lawyer/judge to me.

    The judicial system in this country is nothing short of a joke.

  6. thcnote says: May 21, 2012 11:39 PM

    Like I’ve said a million times. There is nothing wrong with our judicial system. Right.

  7. shzastl says: May 22, 2012 12:59 AM

    Judicial bar

  8. patpatriotagain says: May 22, 2012 5:20 AM

    and the counting shall be to three. thou shalt not count three unless thou has just counted to two. you shall not count to four….five is right out!

  9. uwsptke says: May 22, 2012 8:34 AM

    Later, the judge revealed his John Elway jersey under his robe.

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