This is a two part comment. One on the case and one about the judge. Yesterday I had a DUI with an issue about the arrest. The video showed my client was not impaired, and the only reason for the stop was excessive speed. Because of the judge's reputation for harsh sentences, I explained to my client that if we lost she would not accept a PBJ because of the probation conditions I expected would be imposed. The judge is great on legal issues, but if you lose, I believe some of the "usual" probation conditions are unwarranted. I sat through the docket waiting for my trial and saw that the judge's probation conditions were completely in-line with everyone else. The "unusual" conditions were not imposed, even where I expected they would. I told my client, there would be no appeal as no one would be fairer on the law, and that if we lost the sentence would be appropriate.