“As a circuit judge, I have to help people get through tough times,” said Woodall. “That may be a strange way of wording it because most people aren’t in circuit court for good times.”
Woodall, who received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kentucky, said that he does not have a specific memory or type of case that stands out in his mind as unique for his first year.
“A circuit court judge interacts daily with a variety of people. We see a lot of the same kind of cases with different variables including the facts of the case and people involved,” said Woodall.
For criminal cases, Woodall said that drugs remain a common element. “The amazing thing is that the constant theme is how substance abuse comes into play in a lot of cases. We should treat substance abusers medically. When they break the law, they have to face the consequences of their actions, but if there is no break from their addictions, they will continue to break the law.”
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