Thursday, May 26, 2011

VUHoops: Pinkston Trial Delayed Until July

According to ever reliable Brian on VUHoops.com, JayVaughn Pinkston's upcoming trial on assault charges has been delayed until July.

From The Post:
For those following the JayVaughn Pinkston criminal matter closely, a trial on his criminal charges was originally scheduled for May 25, 2011 (yesterday). According to the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, however, a continuance was granted and Pinkston’s case will not be heard by the court until at least July 27. Judge Thomas C. Branca will preside over the trial when the case resumes in July.

Pinkston must resolve three outstanding charges; one count of simple assault and two counts of harassment. A fourth charge of simple assault was dismissed in a lower court proceeding. In the meantime, Pinkston remains free on $2,500 unsecured bail that was posted in January.
Now I'm not a lawyer, but I'll play pretend.  A continuance isn't necessary a bad thing, and it could be for a variety of reasons.  Hopefully, his attorney will use this extra two months to work out a plea agreement to settle this bullshit without bringing JVP to trial and watching the prosecution try to set an example of a 19 year old kid.

Free JVP!

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