Well-known defense attorney Mark Nicholson was interviewed about a prosecutor’s egregious courtroom behavior during a recent jury trial.
A Marion County deputy prosecutor was temporarily suspended and is now on probation over inappropriate messages he wrote about defense counsel during a trial.
Deputy prosecutor Peter Beyel was trying a misdemeanor drunken driving case in Criminal Court 12 on Jan. 18 when Skype messages he’d written about the defense attorney in the case, Mark Nicholson, were projected onto a screen visible by the jury.
In the messages, Beyel called Nicholson a “cluster****.” Nicholson says when he alerted Beyel to the message, Beyel touched his laptop and it appeared again on the screen.
“I was standing in front of the screen, cross-examining the witness, and I saw it right there on the screen not once, but twice,” Nicholson said. “I thought it was unbelievable. I was a little surprised. But I was trying to stay focused on doing what was in the best interest of my client.”
Attorney Mark Nicholson’s client was found Not Guilty of all charges and the prosecutor was later fired.
If you or a loved one is accused of drinking and driving, contact the Law Office of Mark Nicholson, 317-667-0718