ABBER OK'D TO DEFEND HIMSELF.
Byline: Karen Maeshiro Staff Writer
LANCASTER - David Abber, a former Lancaster mayoral candidate, will be allowed to represent himself during his trial on drug and stalking Criminal activity consisting of the repeated following and harassing of another person.
Stalking is a distinctive form of criminal activity composed of a series of actions that taken individually might constitute legal behavior. charges, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Abber, 46, said he is tired of the delays in his case and expressed dissatisfaction with two attorneys who represented him previously.
``This has been dragging out too long. No stalking ever took place. I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party. where the marijuana marijuana or marihuana, drug obtained from the flowering tops, stems, and leaves of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa (see hemp) or C. indica; the latter species can withstand colder climates. came from,'' Abber said in a telephone interview. ``It's time It's Time was a successful political campaign run by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) under Gough Whitlam at the 1972 election in Australia. Campaigning on the perceived need for change after 23 years of conservative (Liberal Party of Australia) government, Labor put forward a for my story to be told. I'm tired of delays. The DA has no case here. I didn't do anything wrong.''
Lancaster Superior Court Judge Frank Jackson Frank Jackson may refer to:
contingent on, dependant on, dependant upon, dependent on, dependent upon, depending on, contingent Jackson granting another of Abber's requests to appoint an advisory counsel with whom he can consult.
Jackson is scheduled to hear that motion Aug. 3.
Deputy District Attorney John Portillo said if Jackson denies Abber's request for an advisory counsel, Abber will ask to have an attorney appointed to represent him.
Portillo said the judge had previously advised Abber not to act as his own attorney, which Portillo said was typical advice. Abber is a semi-retired ticket broker.
``Even an attorney should not represent himself because he can't be objective. People with no legal training are held to the same standard as an attorney,'' Portillo said. ``He's required to know the law or he's in trouble.''
Abber, who lost his bid to unseat Mayor Frank Roberts Frank Roberts may refer to:
He also is charged with possession of marijuana for sale. Deputies said they found marijuana during a search of his house several hours after his arrest Oct. 8.
Earlier this month, sheriff's officials complied with a court order and turned over information about four complaints filed against the investigator who arrested Abber.
The information was handed over to Abber's previous defense attorney, Deputy Public Defender public defender, governmental official who represents indigent persons accused of crime. U.S. Supreme Court decisions expanding the right to counsel to pretrial proceedings and holding that a person cannot be sentenced to even one day in jail unless a lawyer was Michael Allenswroth, who was seeking to determine whether residents filed complaints against Detective Brian Schoonmaker claiming the deputy was dishonest or had planted evidence.