After several requests by numerous district court judges, an 18-year-old Halifax woman, who’s charged with being the driver in a head-on collision, has retained a defense attorney.
Monica Knight found an attorney just days before her latest appearance at Plymouth District Court Friday. She’s now represented by Attorney Sheila Curran.
Knight recently spent a week in jail after failing a drug test. She’s been warned that she could find herself back in jail and lose her driver’s license for a very long period if she goes to trial without proper representation.
But a trial won’t happen as soon as Judge Brian Gilligan would like, Knight’s attorney said she needs a few months to catch up. “Your Honor, I’m just new into the case today. There are a number of items I need to look at,” said Curran
Judge Gilligan said the case has been dragging and one more pre-trial conference will be scheduled before the case goes to trial. Knight is due in court June 28th for a final pre-trial conference.
It was explained that prosecutors and Curran are waiting to receive two pieces of evidence: a video and drug analysis certificates. Curran declined comment outside the courtroom about the importance of the the video and certificates.
Knight is charged in connection with a Kingston car crash that seriously injured three passengers in March of 2012.