Friday, April 15, 2011
Case in point: WPNG- anyone and everyone who practices criminal law knows that PNG means "Plea of not guilty." Indeed at least half the Judges in the REGJB know that as well, but we digress.
There are two ways you can enter a plea of not guilty: you can go to court and during the arraignment say the words "the defendant pleads not guilty" or you can file a written plea and thus obviate the need for your client to attend the proceeding (in State Court. Don't make that mistake in Federal Court!)
When someone in the comments section writes that they "filed a WPNG" it is a redundancy. If you've been paying attention you know there are two ways to enter a plea of not guilty- say it or file a written plea. It is, to the best of our knowledge, impossible to file an oral plea.
Therefore, it is a redundancy to say that one "filed" a written plea- there is no other way to do it.
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GET A ROOM...ON SECOND THOUGHT....
The JAABlog reports on the rumor of the day- that two amorous ASA's were caught In Flagrante Delicto in the Broward County parking garage.
We'd be tempted to tell the over-heated crime fighters to go get a room. But with all Governor Scott is doing to state employees, our sympathies are with them. Perhaps they cannot afford a room. Now if they were going at it on county time....well that would be a different kettle of fish all together.
Speaking of Sex :
We are loathe to even dignify this conversation, but we shall, just this once.
There is a damn good reason why an individual's sexual orientation is not allowed to be discussed on the blog. It's nobody's damn business. Now WHERE they seek fulfillment might be someone's business, if they do it on county property and government time ( see above.) But otherwise there is more of chance that we would offer to take the entire Dade Judiciary to lunch at Joes and wash their cars while they ate then we would allow anyone discuss this subject on the blog.
Look at it another way. Nobody looks at Judge A and says identifies the Judge as a heterosexual judge. Just like most police descriptions used to not mention the individual's race if they were white. But for reasons similar to why african-american males are routinely singled out as "black males" in police report while white males are just "males", gay judges would be routinely referred to as "a gay judge", while we have never heard anyone refer to a heterosexual judge as a "straight judge."
Nobody deserves to be labeled and identified simply on their sexual preference. It's as irrelevant as identifying an individual by the sport team they support (although there is a damn good reason to make an exception for people who support the cheater-Patriots.)
So just stop it already. It will never make this blog.
There you have it. We got two things that were bothering us off our chests.
As we said, spring is in the air, and a young ASA's thoughts quickly turn away from min-mans and to love. Just be careful. You never know who's watching or what security cam is recording the most embarrassing moment of your life.
See You In Court.