The following is what a local attorney who handled my case sent me. I stated to Judge Ronald Schultz, "I am only agreeing to the plea agreement, only if my gun ownership rights are retained after my probation." I was told by both my attorney and Judge Schultz that after I finished my probation that I would have these rights back. I have to say that both my attorney and judge Schultz did not inform me of the full implications of the law. After learning that what my attorney and judge Schultz told me was not factual, I called and asked judge Schultz's clerk if judge Schultz was going to honor what he told me in court. I have attached his response to that question. Judge Schultz states that I want to buy a gun. As I that is not what I had asked of the judge, I feel that judge Schultz just reached into a hat and pulled out a response. This inability of the courts to answer questions asked of them shows the problems that exist in all of the 8th Judicial District.
From: Joseph Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Monday, April 6, 2009 1:29:23 PM
Subject: RE: Can't believe this
I reviewed your files and I didn't see a copy of the requests made to the DA's Office re: Alexandra's file. I believe that I gave the only copies I had to Barb when I provided the rest of the documents. Nevertheless, the DA's Office should have copies in their file for you and you can request them, if necessary. We eventually did receive the documents from Alexandra's file and these were provided to you - the letter that she sent to the Court, as well as the letter from her friend. Also, you say in the email below that you were charged for these requests. You previously left messages stating that you were NOT charged for these requests, and because of that, you doubted whether or not the requests had ever been made. I have reviewed your billing record and do not see that you were charged for the requests. If you have information to the contrary, please let me know the date and amount of time billed to you for these requests. As I stated to you previously, you were not billed for all the time I spent on your cases.
As for your prior criminal cases, I do recall that we were interrupted by the DUI proceeding, and that there was some talk while we waited for the paperwork to be drawn up by the clerk. I do not recall, however, what that conversation entailed. You and I had spoken before about your right to hunt, and I believe there was a letter from your pre-trial release officer (or someone similar) stating that you could hunt. I do not believe that, after the DUI proceeding, we ever went back up to the podium and spoke directly to the judge. We had previously discussed the effect a plea of domestic violence would have on your ability to hunt. I'm sorry, I do not specifically recall the judge lifting any ban on your ability to possess firearms. I'm not saying he didn't say that, I'm just saying I don't remember what was discussed that day.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact me by email at this address. I will be glad to respond to you. I would prefer not to set any additional meetings at this time, since you failed to appear for our March 25th meeting and did not contact us to inform us that you would not be there.
If you read the bold above, one has to wonder what kind of representation Andy Taylor was giving me. It would seem to me that if an attorney had a client ask the judge something in court, that he would write down what was asked and the answer. That is of course, unless the attorney in question, Andy Taylor, was representing the prosecution more than his client.
Find attached the response from Judge Ronald Schultz to the question asked of him. He does not answer the question asked.
The attachement is only one page but can not be attached. I have copied the body of the Minute Order I received from judge Ronald Schultz.
The Defendant called the courts requesting permission to purchase weapons. The Court
notes that the eighteen month probation period starting in December 2007 when the Defendant
was sentenced, terminated in June 2009. This case was closed pursuant to those terms.
The Court has nothing properly before it and any issues the Defendant has with Federal
laws does not involve this Court.
DATED this 21st day of January, 2011.
Ronald L: Schultz
County Court Judge
The pdf file of the letter from judge Schultz can be found at: