Criminal trials resume in Sarasota County

Criminal trials resume in Sarasota County
Courtroom gavel (Source: HNN File)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - State Attorney Ed Brodsky announced that his office conducted the first criminal trial in Sarasota County since COVID-19 postponed most court proceedings in March.

According to a press release from Brodsky’s office, the first trial was conducted by the White-Collar Crime Unit and involved Christopher Brady, a disbarred local attorney, who was found guilty of Uttering a Forged Instrument on court documents involving the custody of a family member.

The Supreme Court of Florida suspended trials due to potential danger from the novel coronavirus.

Witnesses in the case were allowed to testify remotely for safety.

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