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February 20, 1987 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
Four witnesses testified Thursday during a pre-trial hearing in the assault and battery case against Municipal Judge Joseph K. Davis, and a decision is expected today on a defense request that charges against the judge be dismissed. Davis, appointed to the bench in 1980, faces a single misdemeanor battery charge in the beating of his pregnant girlfriend, Anna Monica Garcia, during a Nov. 23 quarrel at the couple's home. His defense attorneys, Jan Ronis and Patrick Q.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1987 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
Defense attorneys for Municipal Judge Joseph K. Davis on Friday lost a bid to have an assault charge against their client dismissed on grounds that the judge is the target of selective prosecution by the San Diego city attorney's office. In rejecting the defense request, Municipal Judge James Edmunds declared that attorneys Jan Ronis and Patrick Q.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1986 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
The attorney for San Diego Municipal Judge Joseph K. Davis, accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend, on Wednesday said the city attorney's office may be pursuing a misdemeanor battery charge against the judge because prosecutors object to his judicial philosophy. Attorney Jan Ronis, noting that city prosecutors repeatedly have sought to move criminal cases from Davis' courtroom, said he had "a real concern" about the motives of the city attorney's office in bringing the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1988 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
It defies predictions, this runoff race for an open seat on the San Diego Municipal Court. For starters, the National Organization for Women has raised eyebrows by backing prosecutor Frank Brown for the job--even though his opponent is a woman, attorney Donna Woodley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1986 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
San Diego City Councilman Uvaldo Martinez was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on 24 felony counts of misappropriating and falsely accounting for public funds in connection with his alleged misuse of a city-issued credit card. Municipal Judge Joseph K. Davis rejected defense arguments that prosecutors established no motive for Martinez to cover up his true guests at a series of costly meals in 1984 and 1985 and that the records he allegedly falsified had no legal standing.
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February 14, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former San Diego municipal judge who resigned from the bench because of intense "stage fright" has been awarded a disability pension now worth $56,002 a year, court records reveal. Former Judge Joseph K. Davis, 44, will receive the retirement pension for the rest of his life. The amount of the pension is keyed to the annual salary paid an active municipal judge, so that, as the salary goes up, so will the pension.
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