In New Haven courthouse Friday, Watson's lawyer says, "Negotiations have moved in a new direction."
Monday, September 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
East Greenwich state Rep. Bob Watson is accused of DUI and drug possession from an incident in East Haven, Conn., April 22
The lawyer for East Greenwich state Rep. Bob Watson, who was arrested in East Haven, Conn., on DUI and drug charges in April, made an unsuccessful attempt in court Thursday to settle the case with a plea bargain. Watson’s lawyer, Jack O’Donnell, met with Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph LaMotta in Superior Court Judge Karen Sequino’s chambers in New Haven Superior Court Thursday, but was not able to get an agreement with the prosecutor. O’Donnell confirmed that he had made a proposal, but he declined to describe it, except that it did not involve accelerated rehabilitation. Accelerated rehabililtation is when a first-time offender pleads guilty and his record is wiped clean a year later if he doesn't get into any other trouble. “…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The East Greenwich state representative will return to court in New Haven on Aug. 25.
Embattled Rhode Island state Rep. Robert Watson, who was caught in an East Haven police DUI checkpoint in April, pleaded not guilty today in New Haven Superior Court on DUI and drug possession charges. Watson appeared briefly before Superior Court Judge Susan Connor Thursday morning while his lawyer, Jack O’Donnell, entered the not-guilty plea. Judge Connor set his next pretrial appearance for Aug. 25, when Watson might choose to have a jury trial. “I expect to deal with this in a legal manner,” Watson told reporters after leaving court, which was essentially the same thing he said at his first court appearance on June 7. He declined to make any other statements. The meeting with reporters was much less dramatic than on June 7, when …