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Can I Change Judges?


It's called recusing a judge.

Judge shopping is not permitted.

In criminal courts judges are assigned to cases randomly. You cannot choose a judge: you can only ask a judge to step down.

The standard is whether the facts would place a reasonably prudent person in fear of not receiving a fair and impartial trial. It is a question of perception; it's not a question of fact.

Judges can be disqualified for communicating with either party privately, showing bias, prejudging someone, not appearing impartial, taking sides, helping either the defendant or the prosecutor by giving them tips or advice in court, or having the appearance of favoring one side over the other.

Client Reviews
My experience with Mr. Behr and his staff was nothing short of phenomenal. I hope to not ever need representation again. But In the case I do. J would absolutely use Mr. Behr. I would also fully recommend him to anyone I know in need of representation. Jeff
When I travel throughout the world for business I can honestly say that I feel extremely comfortable knowing I can pick up the phone for guidance and know Mr. Behr will consistently have my back with a positive answer on the other end. I attribute my success with my business by having this honorable man on my team. Thomas
Mr. Behr has helped me in various cases. And each time has been more than successful than I expected! I would recommend him 100% to anyone with legal problems. Eve
He filed motion after motion until the judge finally dismissed my case. He even took it to another judge. The guy never stopped and let nothing stop him. He was all over the prosecutor and knew more law than the judge, it was super cool to watch the man work. He is the best lawyer in the county. Jose