Vindicated But Vilified: My Experience with Judge Charles S. Crandall

Aaron Ochs
4 min readAug 1, 2020

It’s been three years since I appeared before now-former SLO County Superior Court Judge Charles S. Crandall in a case that proved to be one of the most surrealistic moments of my life. Though I’m years removed from it and have grown a lot since that experience, I still face harassment over it and hold Crandall partially but personally responsible.

Because Crandall remains part of the faculty of San Luis Obispo College of Law, I have decided to not continue my pursuit of a career in law at that campus.

Aaron Ochs

Author, artist, advocate and entrepreneur from Morro Bay, California.