“I suggested that he might want to be here early,” Elliott said.
Christopher faces up to six months in jail and a $500 fine if found in contempt, which may be the least of his legal concerns at this point.
Prosecutors are considering whether Christopher should go to prison for violating the terms and conditions of a five-year deferred sentence he received in March 2011 for pleading guilty to cocaine possession and two other charges.
Christopher didn't help himself by ignoring the judge's order and failing to appear. Elliott also presided over the possession case.
Christopher, it turns out, was eligible for jury duty because a deferred sentence is not a conviction.