Defense Attorney Ernesto Gamez conferred with the two prosecutors and then the three men approached Judge Banales. Banales quickly dismissed the jury.
"Are you aware that it is against the law to blog from this courtroom using an electronic device?" Banales asked.
"Are you doing so?" asked the judge.
"No. My cellphone is off and in my pocket."
I wanted the judge to have the bailiff note that my cellphone was off, but he simply warned: "You will face a $500 fine and up to 180 days in jail for each occurrence, Then, he called the jury back in.