Hon. Mark E. Hood See Rating Details
Superior Court
Monterey County
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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Comment #: CA28748
Look at what he wrote on Ballotpedia when he was up for election in 2008. He claimed multiple times on there that he believed in fairness and impartiality. Yet he likes to belittle defendants and their supporters at sentencing. He claimed that we had "no credibility with this court." But, does he not realize that CPS workers, police officers, mental health staff, and even "victims" might have their own agendas? Nolo contendere does not mean that everything the prosecutorial side wrote was true and that everything the denfensorial side wrote was false. Let's have a truly impartial candidate run against him and take his seat in 2021!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13548
Rating:Not Rated
A very good Judge. I think he is one of the best judges in Monterey County. Fair. Great demeanor and patient.