In Dade County it is common for those of us who practice in the REGJB to file for arraignment purposes one document that is 1) a notice of appearance; 2) plea of not guilty; 3) demand for discovery.
Which is why on the e-filing menu they do not give you an option to file that document. There is a document entitled "notice of appearance and plea" without defining what the plea is. There is a demand for discovery document. But there is not one document covering all that we file. Of course. Your state tax dollars at work. And while we are complaining, when we file a document on a criminal case, the SAO does not automatically appear as a party and we have to add them with some ridiculous email address like " miami prosecution no plea without speak with supervisor and supervisor's supervisor and victim and police officer and victim's supervisor and police officer's supervisor.com" which is a lot to write every time you try and file a document.
Or are we doing something wrong?
THREE YEAR MIN MAN
As most of the nation legalizes or decriminalizes marijuana, the Miami State Attorneys office is seeking a three year minimum mandatory for a defendant who was growing marijuana for his wife who is dying of cancer. As we now sit here Monday morning, the following has occured;
1) the defendant was convicted of growing marijuana and has been incarcerated;
2) his dying wife no longer has her caretaker;
3) we will be paying for the defendant to be incarcerated;
4) thousands of people are making millions of dollars growing marijuana in Colorado, California, Oregon, and Hialeah. In three out of those four places, the growers face no threat of criminal prosecution.
Does common sense call for a resolution here? Or will we be a safer society knowing this man is behind bars?
Come on Ms. Rundle, show a little leadership, not to mention common sense and a little heart.
We went 8-1 in our picks yesterday. And if you think we are on fire with our picks, you should see our Draft Kings account$$$$.
BTW- if an enterprising blog reader sets up a Draft Kings private league, with, say, a $5 entry fee, we can all enter and play for money and have fun until the Dade SAO opens an investigation into GAMBLING IN THE COURTHOUSE!!!!, which they are free to do once they finish their own picks for the week, not to mention the NCAA bracket pools for money which has been around in that office since, well, since bell bottom pants were in fashion. But keep prosecuting those marijuana cases. It's noble work you all are doing.
See You In Court, where prosecutors in glass houses with glass bongs shouldn't throw stones.
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