Waters waiting on appeal while facing possible probation violation

By From page A3 | December 16, 2013


KENNETH WATERS enters Department 2 Superior Court Friday Dec. 13 for a status of appeal hearing. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

A bail bondsman is still waiting for information on his appeal regarding accepting sexual favors in lieu of half of a bail bond and was nearly remanded for a possible violation of probation in a hearing Friday morning.

Daniel Karalash, attorney for Kenneth Waters, said the appeal had been sent to the 3rd District Court of Appeals but was “now back here.” Arguments concerning the appeal, he said, are to be heard on Jan. 24, 2014.

Prosecutor Katharine Houle requested that the court order Waters to be remanded to the county jail due to a violation of probation. He had allegedly solicited prostitution in Sacramento.

“You mean the case that was initially dismissed?” Karalash asked, noting the case had been dismissed due to lack of evidence but the charges had been refiled.

Judge Daniel B. Proud, initially inclined to remand Waters, decided against it due to the refiling. He told bail bondsman that the only reason he was not in jail was due to the appeal, and cautioned him not to put himself in situations similar to the recent charges again.

“Never again; thank you, your honor,” Waters replied.

Waters was then made to step up to be arraigned for the violation of probation charge, to which Karalash pleaded not guilty on his client’s behalf.

There is an expected wait time of 30 days for an answer to the oral arguments on Jan. 24, 2014, so a hearing for further matters on the violation of probation and sentencing of the charges Waters was found guilty of in a trial was scheduled for Feb. 24, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 2.

Cole Mayer

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