What 1980's hit movie filmed a sequence of a person being thrown off the balcony of this Coconut Grove Condo? Hint: it wasn't Jaws (which was a 1970 movie anyway.)
Bond for Juveniles in Life Felony cases:
The Florida Supreme Court has decided in Treacy v. Lamberti, SC12-647, a case of first impression, that pursuant to the US Supreme Court's decision Graham, since juveniles can no longer be sentenced to life in prison (disappointing the ambitions of prosecutors and judges throughout our state), juveniles are now entitled to bond on charges that would otherwise be non-bondable:
First, we reject the State’s assertion that Treacy may be sentenced to life imprisonment based on prospective legislation creating an opportunity for parole. The security of Constitutional rights, especially those involving individual liberty, is not a matter of legislative grace. Second, we adopt a strict construction of the plain language of the Florida Constitution and determine that because Treacy cannot be sentenced to life imprisonment, he cannot be charged with “an offense punishable by life imprisonment” under current Florida law. Accordingly, we quash the decision of the Fourth District.
COURTS ARE CLOSED MONDAY FOR COLUMBUS DAY- but we understand that the PDs and SAO and RC are open. That stinks.
Enjoy your fall weekend.