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Former Judge Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanors

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - Former Jackson County Judge James Justin pleaded guilty to four misdemeanors Tuesday, dismissing the four felony counts.

The decision means it will not go to the jury. The prosecution is not objecting to the guilty pleas.

While the misdemeanor charges do carry a maximum of one year in jail, it's not expected that he'll serve any time and he will likely never practice law again.

Prosecutors say he dismissed traffic tickets for two people who worked in his courtroom and for his wife. Justin previously admitted to dismissing those tickets.

His defense attorney says what he did was completely within the law but the prosecution says otherwise.

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