Tag Archives: Huntley Jury Instructions

Update on the Kochan Trial and the Importance of Huntley

Ploetz's Oct 22, 2016 Orders Admitting Tickets were superseded along with proof they tickets were simplified traffic informations.

Ploetz’s Oct 22, 2016 Orders Admitting Tickets were superseded along with proof the tickets were simplified traffic informations.

Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald Ploetz violating his oath of office again, or was it someone who showed up in the audience that caused him to go against Mr. Kochan’s Marinida rights? In the trial of Christopher Kochan, where the original three charges were superseded one day later by three of the same charges thereby rendering them invalid and eliminating the District Attorney’s ability to prosecute; It is well settled that a simplified traffic information can only be amended to cure amendable defects and cannot be superseded by another” People v Tate  45 Misc 3d 131(A)). When Mr. Kochan called them out on that they then attempted to use a fraudulent Notice of Presentment. In order to take a matter to the grand jury that is not a Felony (Felony’s are automatic), you need at least one misdemeanor charge. In this matter there was only one misdemeanor charge listed on the Notice of Presentment, which Mr. Kochan was never charged with. So the DA could not use that process either. Continue reading

Download PDF