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Monday, June 19, 2017

NEW LAWS IN FLORIDA & JNC STAYS VERY BUSY .......

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

NEW LAWS IN FLORIDA .....

GOVERNOR SCOTT STAYS BUSY SIGNING BILLS INTO LAW .....

SB 118 - CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS:

Any person or entity engaged in the business of publishing through a publicly accessible print or electronic medium or otherwise disseminating arrest booking photographs of persons who have previously been arrested may not solicit or accept a fee or other form of payment to remove the photographs. 
 
To read the new law, go here.
 
SB 494 - COMPENSATION OF VICTIMS OF WRONGFUL INCARCERATION:
 
Revising the circumstances under which a person is disqualified from receiving compensation under the Victims of Wrongful Incarceration Compensation Act; specifying that a wrongfully incarcerated person who commits no more than one felony that is not a violent felony, rather than a felony law violation, which results in revocation of parole or community supervision is eligible for compensation, etc
 
To read the new law, go here
 
SB 312 - EYEWITNESS IDENTIFICATION
 
The “Eyewitness Identification Reform Act”; requiring state, county, municipal, or other law enforcement agencies that conduct lineups to follow specified procedures; requiring the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to create educational materials and provide training programs on how to conduct lineups, etc.
 
To read the new law, go here
 
SB 128 - SELF-DEFENSE IMMUNITY
 
This bill amends the statute to require the State, rather than the Defendant, to prove by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant did not use force lawfully.
 
To read the new law, go here
 
SB 1052 - JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE
 
This bill clarifies "justifiable use of force laws" and expands the Castle Doctrine to include any residence a person has a right to be in.
 
To read the new law, go here.
 
SO, YOU WANT TO BE A CIRCUIT/COUNTY COURT JUDGE .......
 
The 11th Circuit JNC has met and voted to send 12 names to Governor Scott to fill vacancies resulting from the elevation of County Court Judges' Judge Victoria del Pino and Jason Dimitris to the Circuit Court.  The Governor has 60 days to choose two names from the list, which includes:
 
Milena Abreu    
Ramiro Christen Areces
Karl S.H. Brown
Christina Marie DiRaimondo
Renatha Francis
Peter Heller
Elijah A. Levitt
Joseph J. Mansfield
Luis Perez-Medina
Gordon Charles Murray, Sr.
Julie Harris Nelson
Steven G. Paulson
 
 
The JNC has also announced two Circuit Court vacancies due to the elevation of Judge Norma Lindsey to the 3rd DCA and the resignation of Circuit Judge Gisela Cardonne Ely.  The deadline to submit your application to the JNC is July 17, 2017.
 
CAPTAIN OUT .......
 
 
 
 

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's Judge PETER HELLER time.

Anonymous said...

Cardonne gone. Maybe the new judge in that division will try some cases finally. Drinks on me in the Gables.

Anonymous said...

Hey SIR KENNY W ...

Who is better HOWDY DOODIE or JERRY MAHONEY? Thinking about getting a new Associate. Please advise from your Hong Kong office.

Thank you Sir

Anonymous said...

Mfansfield, Heller and Brown are the most qualified based on experience. Areces is trying to ride on Mommy's coattails. She sold AmWay and never had even tried a jury trial much less appeared in court. He is inexperienced and totally unqualified event to be on this list. Guess his parents might have some poltical pull with Scott.

Anonymous said...

Julie is not competent

Anonymous said...


Abreu and Mansfield.

Anonymous said...

Joe Mansfield is a great guy. I wish him good luck

Anonymous said...

I used to think you could always get worse when a judge retired, but Cardonne has proven me wrong. Anyone will be an improvement since her division is a black hole in which cases go to die.

Anonymous said...

I hope Ruiz gets Cardonne's division. He'll clean it up in six months.

Anonymous said...

Guy and Gals,

Abreu and Mansfield are democrates and have not a snowballs chance in hell. Although abreu would make a very fine choice Take the democrates and scratch them from the list. The gov is a partisan and will only appoint republicans.

Anonymous said...

Peter Heller
No one sweller
A terrific feller

Anonymous said...

Beter judge? Peter Camacho Adrian or Barbara Areces...Go.........

Anonymous said...

7:44

Mansfield is a huge republican. You are clueless.

Anonymous said...

Mansfield? Seriously? Do you really want another prosecutor looking for a raise getting on the bench?

Anonymous said...

Hello All! How much should a 3rd year former public defender charge to handle a misdemeanor DUI in Broward? What is the going rate for a county court appeal? I am a former ASA and my friend has paid 10K for trial and was quoted 10K for an appeal. This seems a bit outrageous, right????

Anonymous said...

Well he sure milks the government tit. Has he ever had a job in the private sector? That should be a requirement. Just what we need, another career prosecutor with a gringo name so he can get crushed in the next cycle.

Anonymous said...

RUMPOLE IS OFFICIALLY MISSING.

I check the blog 5 times a day looking for him.

Gone. Maybe he sold it to AMAZON?