Many of our clients are interested in having their family in court with them. The reasons are no doubt complex and no one really should criticize this. Judges and prosecutors may point to it as a transparent attempt to mislead the judge into thinking the defendant is a family man, when the irony of violating the law certainly refutes this, they would say. Yet, when one judge excluded a family from the courtroom, defendant challenged it and won. Click on the following link to read why.