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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

3rd DCA ROUNDUP

After a brief pause, we return with relish to our examination of the the cases that make us tick. 

In Mathis v. State, Judge Ramirez, who's getting better and better as he gets older, puts the legal kibosh on Judge Areces's denial of a motion to suppress. In Mathis, the court held that an informant's tip that describes where an individual is selling drugs, and what that individual looks like, but does not contain how the informant knows the individual is actually selling drugs, (meaning the tip does does fully describe the manner of selling drugs, and what drugs are being sold) is not sufficient to provide an officer probable cause to stop and search. 
PD's office 1-Areces 0. 

In KH v. State, the court found the evidence was legally insufficient to justify a conviction for battery on a police officer. In KH, officer "Friendly" saw KH looking into the window of a truck. The officer went to investigate at the precise moment KH decided it was time for his afternoon run. KH ran, the officer grabbed him, and KH gave him a shove. The 3rd DCA held that since the evidence was legally insufficient for a loitering and prowling charge, the officer was not acting in lawful performance of his duties, and as such the conviction for battery on a LEO cannot stand. The case was remanded for a reduction of charges to simple battery.  
PD's office 2- AG's 0.     

Kudos to Judge Tunis for reading the blog and attaching reasons to her denial of the defendant's rule 3.850. As such, Judge Rothenberg affirmed the denial with pleasure in Ross v State. Now, see how easy that was?   

But not for Judge Marisa Tinkler Mendez, who makes a repeat appearance on the wall of shame for not attaching portions of the record in the denial of the rule 3 motion in State v. Mattison. 

 Judge Orlando Prescott joins Tinkler-Mendez on the wall of shame for the same reasons in Kerr v. State. 

Judges Tinkler-Mendez and Prescott:  call Judge Tunis, she knows how it's done. 

And finally, in Sabnani v. State, the 3rd DCA reluctantly reversed Judge Scola. In Sabnani, the Defendant averred that his plea should be vacated because he was not warned of immigration consequences. A transcript of the plea could not be located, but the state did find a transcript of a subsequent PVH plea in which the Defendant was warned of the immigration consequences. On that basis Judge Scola denied the motion to withdraw the plea. However, the 3rd DCA has recently held that the existence of an independent warning in a subsequent hearing does not cure the original and defective plea.  

Well that wraps up another edition of Paul and Young Ron's "You Can't Win"....woops..we mean 3rd DCA Roundup. 



12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ramirez is a joke most of the time he just rubber stamps his freinds cases. Overall the 3rd DCA is as fraudulent as it gets.

Anonymous said...

Me thinks that Juan Rameriz is the best judge on the 3rd dca. He has experience as a victim, a civil judge, a criminal judge and presided over one of the largest wrongful death cases ever to hit this county. and he has the balls to stand up to short schwartz.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight:
It's 11:00 at night. Two juveniles are peering into a parked vehicle through cupped hands. They flee at the sudden presence of police, and take evasive action to avoid them.

Per the 3rd DCA, the police are required to completely ignore this behavior, as they have no founded suspicion of criminal activity.

Are they living on Bizarro Earth?

Anonymous said...

Miserable people.

http://www.3dca.flcourts.org/Opinions/3D08-1665.pdf

Anonymous said...

Juan Ramirez may be doing the DCA job right but, have you ever delt with him when he was a county or circuit court judge? He was rude and insulting and not a good judge.

Anonymous said...

On Bizarro Earth...

Under Illinois v. Wardlow, that's unprovoked flight to at least stop them, I'd think, but you're missing the patented high crime area.

Under Terry, wasn't the issue that the defendant was peering into a window looking like he was going to commit a burglary or robbery?

Anonymous said...

the only thing scarier than the fact that tinkler-medez is a judge is that migna sanchez is a circuit court judge

Anonymous said...

Feds ordered to pay David Markus and team $600 grand.

http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/images/news_photos/54342/GoldOrder.pdf

the trialmaster said...

The trialmaster tried many cases when Judge Rameriz was a circuit judge. The trialmaster found him to be polite to counsel, ruled quickly on the law and was an excellent trial judge who called it like he saw it. He is one of the best we have on the bench.

Fake Trialmaster said...

Trialmaster--I do not recall Judge Ramirez ever being assigned to branch court. How could you have appeared before him you total bottom feeder?

Fake Trialmaster

Anonymous said...

The 3rd DCA is a joke! Inside scoop is they toss the briefs in the air and which ever one falls first wins! Counsel, use heavy 20lb paper so your brief lands hard and fast.

Anonymous said...

Judge Ramirez was in county court for a while doing DUI's on the first floor.