Nicloe Richie was arrested for DUI last night. Is B. Reiff on his way.
It is amazing what happens in the dark alleys of the city
The Dade County State Attorneys Office has a new procedure to schedule depositions at their office. In our continuing request to be of public service, we gladly assist in explaining the new procedures:
Here is an outline of their memo:
SO YOU WANT TO SCHEDULE A DEPO, HUH?
1) Please sign the enclosed waiver in which you consent to the prosecution seeking the statutory maximum in this and every other case you have or will ever handle.
2) You must reserve a room. Please feel free to use the State’s efficient staff by calling our office:
“Hello State attorneys Office”
[ten minutes elapse]
“If you’d like to make a call please hang up and dial the number.”
“Hello state attorneys office please hold.” (Click).
“If you’d like to make a call, please hang up and check the number and dial again.”
“Hello state attorneys office how can I help you?”
“I’d like to schedule a deposition room.”
“Sure I can help you. What division is the case in?”
“Please hold….. Judge Diaz’s division How can I help you?”
“Umm… I was holding to set a deposition in Judge Murphy’s division.”
“Well you called Judge Diaz’s division.”
“No I was transferred.”
“OK. Please hold.”
“If you’d like to make a call please hang up and check the number. If the number is 305-547-0100, you have better chance of winning the lottery than getting through to a person who can help you.”
3. In the unlikely event you are actually able to reach the correct person and schedule the deposition, please be advised that:
i) it is against our policy for any witness to show for the first three times the deposition is set;
ii) (If that is not enough to get you to give up) all officers and detectives will not bring any reports to the deposition;
iii) Most addresses for civilian witnesses that we provide are not correct. We will not be able to locate any civilian witness until the day of trial.
4.) You can elect to take the pages per month plea offer- the length of the deposition will determine the plea offer. Otherwise the deposition room will be set for 5 minutes per witness. Our motto is that if you can’t figure out your case in the first five minutes you’re screwed anyway, so why bother?
Rumpole cannot tell you how happy we are that the State is getting serious and scheduling deposition rooms.
In all seriousness the memo does state that the length of time for each room is dependent upon the number of witnesses scheduled. That leads us to this question:
Isn’t there a difference between the lead detective on a three defendant murder case, and a police office who just put up crime scene tape?
Shouldn’t the defense have some say in how long the deposition is for?
See You In Court.
Rumpole eats some crow:
Within the last week we actually had this conversation with a JA for a Judge in Broward:
Us: “We’d like to get a court date for a motion for continuance.”
JA: “No need. Just send a motion, waive speedy trial, and state in the motion if the state agrees. The Judge has no problem doing this without making attorneys come to court.”
US: “Is this Judge “x” in BROWARD county?”
Hmm. Handling continuances by motion with no court appearance? They may be on to something up there.
A few pieces of mail we need to answer:
RumpoleWhy not even a mwention of Friday's Herald Editorial Praising Bennent Brummeer & the Dade PDs? If Bennet is responsible for all the bad things in the office, AS THE Gabites Say, Isn't He Responsible for ALL THE GOOD THINGS , ALSO.
Mr. S: Well said, and a fair point. Our defense: We did not read the Herald on Friday. However, we intend to pull the editorial and comment on it by tomorrow.
I am starting to think Rumpole is batting for the other team. Not that it matters.
Rumpole responds: Why do you think that? Are you asking us out on a date?
rumpole: interesting that you don't delete homophobic posts or denigrating the homeless but say something true about a judge and as o.j. would say "Lookout".
Rumpole responds: We did remove the post. Not when it went up last night, but this morning. We plead guilty to crashing a christmas party for the free food and liquor last night, and not checking the blog until this morning. Our responsibility to the blog weighs heavy upon us. But we shall not let it interfere with our number one priority: freeloading.