Griffith steps down as Campuzano’s attorney
By 11/27/2003 00:00:00
The Ellis County Press
WAXAHACHIE - Criminal defense attorney Mark Griffith stepped down as Luis Campuzano's legal counsel on Monday, Nov. 24, according to 40th District Court Judge Gene Knize.
Knize allowed Griffith to be removed as defense attorney after the proper paperwork had been submitted.
Campuzano, co-owner of the Campuzano restaurant chain, was in court for a hearing challenging the police department's probable cause.
Knize said Campuzano's hearing would be rescheduled when he had acquired a new defense attorney.
An attorney will be appointed for the restaurant co-owner if he can not afford an attorney, Knize said.
Campuzano was transportated back to the Wayne McCollum Detention Center where he is being held on $400,000 bond after being charged with two counts of attempted sexual assault and two felony charges of sexual assault.
About 25 to 35 friends, employees and family present in the courtroom filed outside the courthouse to see Campuzano drove away in a county van.
His supporters held signs announcing their support for Campuzano.
Griffith was unavailable for comment.