It should be known that mary lou villar or mary lou villar de longoria is the corrupt sister of the corrupt mayor, Anthony Villargrossa. All these name changes shouldn't fool anyone. If any defense lawyer stands before her, they should be very wary. She will do everything to help the prosecutors. Everything. Very scary lady. The public defenders, who know the extent of her corruption, work for the city too, and so Mary Lou will keep getting away with her extreme corruption.
It would appear that the Judge makes her mind up without hearing or seeing any facts or mitigating circumstances. As for her integrity it's questionable at best. In then case I witnessed she sympathized with the prosecution and even went as far as saying so during open court. Her sense of compassion for all parties involved is skewed heavily against the defense. I would suggest she resign and find another line of work that doesn't make her so damn mean!
If I watched a movie recapping what I saw this Judge do, I would say "this is absurd - no one would ever violate basic principles of judicial ethics and ignore the law." She sealed the court when it came time to reprimand the DA for being caught in committing TWO Brady violations. She would not open the court back up until the defense attorney said that he is going to retrieve an attorney to be a witness of what she has done. She did not sanction the DA at all for her two Brady violations. She threatened a witness while on the stand and she would not hear the defense attorney's objections. She has caused many people to believe that there is no justice system here.
How on earth is Mary Lou Villar De Longoria still allowed to play a judge?she does not seem to think she has to follow the most basic law, as noted in a previous comment here. I witnessed her allowing a clearly malicious prosecution allowed to add four baseless criminal charges eight months after the statutes on those alleged offense were over. Those charges had to be dropped when the defendant did not take the plea that such illegal and baseless charges were meant to induce. Few know that Mary Lou Villar De Longoria is Mayor Villargrossa's incompetent and dumb as a board sister and so she is allowed to make a mockery of justice, day after day. The DOJ's failure to stop these Los Angeles Judges is really terrifying.