Helton orders Tulis to ‘sit down’ in traffic case

City court on Tuesday slapped down efforts by a radio journalist to help a woman facing three criminal charges. East Ridge Judge Cris Helton ordered David Tulis to sit down as he arose with defendant Christina Wright and stood next to her at one of two podiums afforded defendants and members of the public. Mrs. Wright is a mother of two daughters and works as fast food restaurant shift manager in Brainerd. ¬†She faces three counts under the state transportation statute. Judge Helton said that only an attorney can speak for a criminal defendant and that Tulis faces the prospect … Continue reading Helton orders Tulis to ‘sit down’ in traffic case