A judge has refused Wesley Snipes’ request to postpone his upcoming tax evasion trial.
Snipes’ lawyer, Robert G. Bernhoft, reportedly filed the motion because of a fear that Snipes’ former attorney Daniel Meachum would not be physically fit for the trial. Additionally, Snipes also felt that trial attorney William R. Martin was ill-prepared for the case.
But Senior Judge Terrell Hodges isn’t buying the act. He ruled that:
This series of events would lead any reasonable person to suspect that the defendant’s dismissal of able counsel is nothing more than a ploy designed to force a continuance of the trial. In any event, it will not have that effect.