The Wake County Court does not hold probable cause hearings prior to jury trials and convictions as mandated by state and federal law. No court forms even exist to enforce probable cause hearings or to allow defendants to plead not guilty in the state district courts. And the ACIS court computer system doesn’t differentiate between court dates and jury trials, and defendants aren’t notified of either by clerk Lorrin Freeman.
As a result, thousands of people are trapped in the Wake court for years, unlawfully convicted of misdemeanors, and the three people in charge – DA Willoughby, Judge Donald Stephens and Clerk Lorrin Freeman continue to cover up the unlawful misdemeanor DWI convictions and obstruction of justice.
Other state leaders, including AG Roy Cooper, SOS Elaine Marshall and NC State Bar chief counsel Katherine Jean all wrote that it isn’t their job to curb the crime, and all filed motions to dismiss the crime, and the entire crime was dismissed and covered up by U.S. District court Judge Malcolm Howard. (Judge Howard called the crime “Moot” which means “hypothetical.”)Gov. Perdue has refused to provide financial relief to the victims of the Wake Count Court.