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Thursday, April 23, 2015

CLIENT NEEDS COUNSEL

Running the most widely read, most popular, and if we may so humbly say, most well written legal blog in South Florida, we are often approached (via e-mail) with requests from attorneys to advertise or otherwise associate themselves with this blog. We refuse all requests. 

But this client approached us for representation after a traffic stop, and county court not being our preferred milieu, we are soliciting counsel for this client. 

He is a good client, appears well mannered, mostly uses the potty, and cannot attend meetings or court between 2pm and 4pm (nap time). Shoot us an email if you can assist this young fellow.



Pursuant the recent Supreme Court case we discussed in our blog in the last post, we are reliably informed that the stop lasted only as long as was necessary to check license, registration,  sing the ABC song, and then the officer was on his way. 


31 comments:

Richard Baron said...

I loved it.

Anonymous said...

Hands up don't shoot.
Toddler lives matter.

Anonymous said...

Catalano!

Anonymous said...

From The Wasington Post:

"FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades

By Spencer S. Hsu April 18

The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.

Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Innocence Project, which are assisting the government with the country’s largest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence.

The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death. Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison, the groups said under an agreement with the government to release results after the review of the first 200 convictions.

The FBI errors alone do not mean there was not other evidence of a convict’s guilt. Defendants and federal and state prosecutors in 46 states and the District are being notified to determine whether there are grounds for appeals. Four defendants were previously exonerated.

The admissions mark a watershed in one of the country’s largest forensic scandals, highlighting the failure of the nation’s courts for decades to keep bogus scientific information from juries, legal analysts said. The question now, they said, is how state authorities and the courts will respond to findings that confirm long-suspected problems with subjective, pattern-based forensic techniques — like hair and bite-mark comparisons — that have contributed to wrongful convictions in more than one-quarter of 329 DNA-exoneration cases since 1989..."

Read more:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fbi-overstated-forensic-hair-matches-in-nearly-all-criminal-trials-for-decades/2015/04/18/39c8d8c6-e515-11e4-b510-962fcfabc310_story.html

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2015/04/fbi_s_flawed_forensics_expert_testimony_hair_analysis_bite_marks_fingerprints.2.html

Just Another Intern said...

See something, say something.
And always film the police.

Anonymous said...

No dog sniff for officer safety

Rumpole said...
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Anonymous said...

Had this been in Hialeah, the kid would have gotten an NVDL ticket and Shelly would have given him a $250 or $500 fine plus court costs.

Anonymous said...

Who is Spencer Aronfeld? Is he really the top civil trial lawyer in town? He is a great dresser and gives Mr. Weisman a run for his money. No pun intended.

FACDL Listserve Leaker said...

1:44 yesterday linked to this news:

http://www.thewrap.com/daniel-radcliffe-in-negotiations-for-bbc-films-drama-grand-theft-auto/

Can you even begin to imagine the heights of egotistical sanctimony and rage to which Jack Thompson will be transported if this takes place?


Who will play him, though, now that Marty Feldamn is dead? (Really, look at this photo and tell me who better?)

http://www.unsungfilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feldman04.jpg

Anonymous said...

Uh oh........methinks someone is about to lose their meal ticket.

"A Florida Bar grievance committee found probable cause... as to Miccosukee ... attorney Bernardo Roman III for ...ethics violations.

After meeting Wednesday, the committee issued two notices of probable cause for further disciplinary proceedings against the Miami lawyer, who represented the tribe in a high-profile federal racketeering suit against its former legal counsel and a similar case in state court.

The notices allege deceitful and prejudicial conduct as well as violations of rules requiring candor and truthfulness.

"Your further attention is called to the procedure for entering conditional guilty pleas," bar counsel Jennifer Falcone wrote in the notices dated Thursday.

Roman is represented by Gunster shareholder William Hill. They did not respond to requests for comment by deadline.

details! details!

Anonymous said...

@1:42 pm

This is very interesting, from the end of the Daily Business Review article:

"Lewis Tein's attorney, Paul Calli, a partner at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt in Miami, declined comment, citing ongoing investigations involving Roman."

I wonder if the ongoing investigations are additional Bar investigations or the federal target letter about to drop?

Karma is a real bitch.

Anonymous said...

If people run from the po-lice, they deserve to get shot.

FACDL Listserve Leaker said...

Never mind.

It's going to be Bill Paxton.

http://www.polygon.com/2015/4/14/8412713/grand-theft-auto-movie-bbc-bill-paxton-jack-thompson

Anonymous said...

Didn't Shelly retire?

Anonymous said...

In a related story. Pizzi rolls another seven at the legal crap table. What a run!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Bernie got the suckers, I mean his client, to pick up the tab for his defense. Maybe he told them (off the record, of course) that it's standard practice for the client to pay for their lawyer's defense.

So, the client pays Bernie $250k/month to file and pursue (unsuccessfully) a plethora of frivolous lawsuits.

Then the client pays new lawyers to defend them (unsuccessfully) from having sanctions imposed as a result of said frivolous lawsuits.

And now, if the client pays for Bernie's lawyer (the above mentioned "new lawyer") to defend him (maybe they'll win this one? haha right) from the bar over the trouble he's in from the aforementioned egregious and abhorrent behavior.....

Trifecta!!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe Ron Dresnick and angel cortinas can form a firm and make a career of defending Bernie

Anonymous said...

Hello Jay? Jay weaver ? For years you wrote about Louis Tien when they were falsely accused . The herald ran it front page. On Sunday .Now that the truth is out , where are you? Jay? Hello?

Doesn't your silence indicate your bias? That you abused your position to falsely and with malice defame ? Doesn't your silence on failing to run a story on roman going down in flames affirm him as your "source?" That's the way it looks from afar.

Like the um / Shapiro non story, you got it wrong again. Beside integrity and good judgment, what does a news reporter have?

Anonymous said...

Weaver got it wrong on pizzi and crawled under a rock and wrote nothing as well.

Anonymous said...

Angel Cortinas! Lol. Legal Lightweight.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the farm this does not end well for Bernardo Roman III.

Anonymous said...

@940 am ...hilarious! They could hire jay weaver as the director of mis-information and marketing ! Lol

Anonymous said...

Pepe, Ramon, Cortinas and Hill

Anonymous said...

Anyone and everyone associated with roman is stained with a stench that will likely never fade.

Angela Davis, Ph.D said...

What we need is the Black Panther party and some good old amercian self defense. "When you run from the po lice you deserve to get shot." No, when you shoot a man running away, citizens need to return fire. When this was a free country, one could resist an unlawful arrest with violence - time to fight fire with fire.

Anonymous said...

Legal expenses of that magnitude would bankrupt a lot of companies. Good thing Bernardo's client doesn't have any money problems.

Anonymous said...

get ready

Anonymous said...

maybe he told them the sanctions were just on them??

Anonymous said...

Everybody getting poorer so they can give their money to him, priceless!

Anonymous said...

Hope he saved some.....

Actually, hope not!