Monday, May 18, 2009
Drew Peterson Has A New Lawyer
Joliet, IL—Retired Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson is due in court this morning for his Arraignment. A motion for a bail reduction will be presented by the defense as a first order of business once a formal plea of Not Guilty is entered on the record.
The charges came as a result of a reinvestigation into the death of Peterson's third wife who was found dead in her bathtub.
The defense will also make a routine motion for production and discovery asking for all documents generated by police during the entire investigation.
The judge will begin a schedule for the disclosure of documents.
Should the judge not reduce the bail to something similar to other local cases Peterson’s Defense team will run straight to the Court of Appeals to have the lower court’s bail reviewed further.
In addition to Peterson’s lawyers Joel Brodsky, Reem Odeh and Andrew Abood a new heavy hitter has climbed aboard. That’s a former Chicago police homicide detective turned lawyer, turned prosecutor and now major crime defense attorney, John Paul Carroll. In addition to being a lawyer, Carroll is also a licensed private investigator.
Brodsky will be heading up this venerable team that has the difficult challenge of getting Peterson a fair trial.
Note: In response to some unpublished comments, John Carroll has been previously consulted for Drew Peterson’s various legal issues. There has not been an official defense team for the instant case because it had not yet been filed. Now as of the Arraignment the defense team is in place.