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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PAPERS PLEASE

The rumor broke through several attorney chatter services Tuesday. From the FACDL Listserv to Twitter to emails, the defense world was abuzz with the news that Customs Border Patrol was conducting sweeps and searches of our clients attending traffic court in the REGJB Tuesday.

Clients who are not in the United States legally are being confronted and detained while appearing in traffic court. The traffic courts of the REGJB have been called many things, but an international boarder has never been one of them. Are these "boarder searches", dozens of miles inside the United States, legal?

Is anybody going to do anything about this?

And how bad are those Dolphins?

As the news went back and forth, attorneys regaled each other with news of other supposed excesses of the CBP, including a rumored sweep of a Broward County Convention of cosmetologists. No, CBP is not deporting theoretical physicists (cosmologists), but they are seeking to deport beauticians who have overstayed their welcome, not to mention their visa.

Locating a super nova or a black hole (no judicial jokes please) is one thing, but it's not that easy to get a good shave and a hair cut these days.

See You In Court...with papers if asked.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that some sort of wrong-dated April Fools' post?

Anonymous said...

I just heard a 90 second commercial on 560 WQAM with attorney Rick Corrona advertising that all Florida drug laws have been overturned and that anyone who took a plea, is on probation or went to trial can hire his firm to have their results overturned! Am I missing something, or is this pure bs and a bar violation??? Please advise

Anonymous said...

A Serious Question:
Doesnt the Feds , especially any part of Home Land Security have the right to enforce Federal Immigration Law? If a person is here Illegally arent they subject to seizure and deportation under Federal Law NO Matter Where they are in the US? It is not a Border issue, Just Being in the USA w/out proper Federal permission subjects them to being seized and the resulting Federal actions that could result in deportation.
DS

Kenny said...

Dear Annony of "A Serious Question":

Anony, you hit the nail on the head. Florida went to war with the United States. They won, we lost. We live under the boot of an occupier.

If they don't like the kind of plant you grow in your yard they haul you off to prison. If you don't have the right kind of papers, they haul you off to prison. If you hire the wrong kind of people, prison. If you import the wrong kind of product, prison.

We live in a police state; get used to it. OBEY!

Anonymous said...

yes, DS, the Feds have authority everywhere. Or is there some type of 'safe haven' rule?
I guess I'd rather have illegals showing up to traffic court and paying fines then having them all skip out. (although they shouldn't be driving anyway)
If they're here illegally and subject to deportation, why should they bother to pay their speeding ticket or show up on their reckless case? So what if they get a D6/bench warrant? Unless they think local enforcement is gonna pick them up and then call the feds.
This way, some of the time at least we get $ out of them by having them go to court.

Anonymous said...

The man accused of killing many of his family members during Thanksgiving 2009 may accept a plea to 7 consecutive life sentences.

Some family members of the victims are upset and want the defendant to be executed, but the Palm Beach SAO had this to say:

"Family members have a voice, they have a right to be heard. But ultimately it is our job to seek justice and look at the parameters of the case. The bottom line is that it is the State Attorney's Office's decision to make."

That is right. Prosecutorial decisions are made by the prosecutors. If only KFR would take heed. Too many plea negotiations are held hostage by angry victims.

Anonymous said...

Worst: Listening to 560 or Corona? Tough call.

Anonymous said...

I heard the same commercial. not nearly as bad or misleading as Corona's hour long informercial masquerading as as legal topics show which airs nightly on spanish TV. The crawl at the bottom of the screen standing alone should be enough to get him an emergency suspension.

Anonymous said...

Who cares where they bust illegal aliens?

Anonymous said...

Personally I think there should be an INS officer assigned to each criminal courtroom in south florida and undocumented aliens should be served upon plea or finding of guilt.

Anonymous said...

For you idiots that have a problem why don't you do your duty as a member of THE FLORIDA BAR and report them? Trolls.

Anonymous said...

334.........ridiculous. Anyone who practices death penalty litigation knows that KFR and her prosecutors employ far more rigid standards than any other office in the state.

And, if you think the Miami-Dade prosecutors are too tough, you must not handle cases anywhere else. They're far more reasonable then their colleagues in other Florida counties.

BTDT

Anonymous said...

Kenny and 120pm
If they are here illegally I would rather they not be here at all. Saying that they are Illegal Aliens but it is OK as long as they pay their traffic tickets is ridiculous.
They have no safe haven or 'home base' in the USA if they are here illegally. They can not go to a Church or the Courthouse and expext that they are not subject to seizure, i.e. have amnesty. Oh, If they are oppressed in their home country they should apply for political protection / amnesty/TPS, not be here not be here illegally .
DS

Anonymous said...

DS equals wrong- almost always

Anonymous said...

922 am
Do you believe people have a Right to break the law. Do you believe Non-US Citizens can come and live in this country because They want to and that this country has no right to enforce its laws and control who resides in the USA?
DS

Anonymous said...

DS,
1:29 here.
I agree that if theyre here illegally they shouldn't be here.
But they are.it's not OK. and they are driving. That's not OK either.

But if they are here, and are driving, at least we can make some money off them. Officer resources have already been spent pulling them over and giving them the tickets.
I'd rather have them show up and pay court costs then not show and have all of them bench warranted.
That'll just waste more resources when they get pulled over again (although the next time we might be able to get rid of them)
I don't necessarily think there's anything wrong with the feds coming to courthouse to get illegals, but I can give them a couple of locations where their
time and energy would be better spent.

Anonymous said...

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Emma Lazarus, 1883

Anonymous said...

135
That was a poem that won a contest. The purpose of the contest was to raise Money for the base of the Statue.
It is not US policy. Those that came into that port, and Saw the Statue of Liberty ( a gift from thr French - NOT a Policy Statement of the USA, were subject to review from the federal authorities before they entered the country ( remember Ellis Island).
DS

Anonymous said...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 10:15:00 PM.

How right you are. While some dream of a shining city on a hill, the reality is that we are a bunch of racist, imperialistic assholes.

Anonymous said...

8:30 PM
Can you please identify precisly what "duty" you think we Fla Bar members are not fulfilling?
Surely you don't think we are obligated to report possibly illegal immigrants...

Really? awwwww...
signed,
Proud Troll.