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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

TRANSITION TO BOND

FACDL head honchos sent out this email this week:

Good afternoon all, 

After meeting with the Transitions program  last week, I was made aware of the following:

1- If your client has insurance and qualifies through their assessment  for the Transitions program, it can be an alternative to cash bond or prison sentence. 

2- The program accepts dual diagnosis clients and has a residential program followed by intensive outpatient. 

3- Most importantly,  they will take clients on an ankle monitor, giving the court a further layer of assurance of safety to the community.  

4- They have, on full time staff,  a court liaison who can provide not only information to the court about the 34 year program, but will give monthly/ weekly/ whatever reports required by the court.   
If you have a client that you believe could benefit from this program or it can aid in the resolution of their case or release from jail call John Whyte 305-949-9001 or his cell 305-302-4455.  

Rumpole responds: 
Count us a confused. Transactions? 
We don't appear much in bond hearing court and we're not sure what this all means, but it appears to be good and the information should be helpful. 

TRUMP RIGHT ON FBI
Count us in on supporting the Prez in his criticisms of the FBI on Monday. 
There is no reason for the FBI to show up early in the morning and raid an office when the issue is business records. 
It is disturbing. And make no mistake, the next time we are crossing a federal agent and they ambush our client at 5 AM we intend to ask them who they work for and if they agree that their boss was correct when he attacked the FBI's tactics in raiding his personal lawyer's office. 
We're on your side Mr. President. Let's make America Great Again and reel in these FBI gestapo tactics. 

It is very refreshing to have a POTUS so concerned with civil rights and criminal procedure. 

From Occupied America, where there is no reason not to show up politely at 9:30 AM after making an appointment and ensuring counsel is present to monitor the situation, fight the power!

14 comments:

Rumpole said...

Before you write your comment in a huff- of course FBI agents work for the President of the United States. The last director who refused to take a personal loyalty oath to President Trump was fired. DUH!

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who is sick of transitions being touted by facdl leadership? Also, insurance and you get out, none and you pay? Yuck.

Anonymous said...

Good news.

Judge Hanzman is being transferred to Bond court division. He a Judge Glazer are switching divisions for a year. He will now decide whether there is probable cause and set the bond. Thank goodness.

Anonymous said...

Don't FBI agents work for the Justice Department and the Attorney General? The AG works for the President.

Anonymous said...

Mueller, despite the constant media hyperventilation, is not going to be fired. Nor is his budget being constrained. He has been given everything he has asked for and even been given the benefit of the doubt in seizing a legal office.

He had better return, before the midterms, with a credible case of President Trump colluding with Russia to impact the 2016 Presidential vote. Not some bullshit campaign finance entanglement with the porn star money. Not some bullshit "obstructing my investigation (which, by the way, found no collusion)".

Collusion. With the Russian government. To influence the 2016 POTUS vote. That was the mandate. It was serious enough allegation to justify both the multimillion dollar cost of this investigation as well the cost in governing efficiency to the man who won the election.

We've given you everything, Mueller. Produce it. Collusion with the Russian government to influence the vote.

I am not even rushing you. Take until the midterms. That is one half of the entire term. Spend whatever you need to spend. Sidestep concerns about attorney-client-privilege as if Cohen were a criminal mob lawyer helping to bury corpses. Do it all. But then PRODUCE the evidence.

Short of collusion with Russians to influence the 2016 vote, Mueller and all his sycophants in the Deep state and the Dem Party who paid for the dossier and started this allegation should be sentenced to hard labor building a wall on the souther border, and left on the southern side.

Vlady P. said...

If stormy sent her DNA to ancestry.com and got as least 10% Russian, does that count as Russian collusion?

Vlady P. said...

If Rosenstein approved raiding the president's lawyer, I'd love to see what he has disapproved!

Anonymous said...

I'd bet money there would have been no raid but for trump saying he had no knowledge of the stormy payoff. He has no discipline. I bet the warrant is isolated to communications between trump's lawyer and stormy, rather than any piercing of the privilege for crime or fraud.

I also bet money the mag who signed the warrant is a democrat.

What are the odds the taint team finds something outside the scope of the warrant they want to keep? 50/50?

Anonymous said...

Whitewater turned into Monicagate. Once you turn over the rock, what slithers out is fair game. And we all know that the Donald has a lot of stuff scurrying under his rocks.

Anonymous said...

I honestly don't understand what the "partisan" accusations are about. Bob Mueller is a lifelong republican who was appointed to be FBI Director by Pres. Bush. When Mueller found whatever it is that he found on Cohen, all Mueller did was to pass the information on to the S.D NY acting USDA - a Trump appointee. How in the world is this a "deep state/dem party" which hunt?

Anonymous said...

"And we all know that the Donald has lots of stuff scurrying under his rocks."

Sure you do. Do you know about Whitey Bulger? Do you know about the anthrax "investigations? Heard of conflict of interest?

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/conflicts-of-interest-and-ethics-robert-mueller-and_us_5936a148e4b033940169cdc8

Now, who crawled out from under a rock?

What about Andrew Weissmann? Another scumbag, but Mueller's main man?

http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/356253-judging-by-muellers-staffing-choices-he-may-not-be-very-interested-in

Another snake.

You "defense attorneys" need to pull your heads out of rear pockets.

Anonymous said...

9:01 Get a job and stop with the conspiracy theory attacks on Mueller. He may not be perfect but I will accept what a straight shooter like him says, whether it is that there was collusion or if he finds that there was no collusion. Can you say the same?

Real Fake Former Judge said...

Rumpole be honest- if you had to pick for youselef whose the best trial lawyer, Shumie, the Q or the 007 of DUI?

DUI type of guy said...

It's the 007 of DUI hands down. He tried 60 dui jury trials a year all over the US and the last one he lost was the controversial "one and half blows" case in Harrisburg PA, in 2014 and that case and the companion lawsuit against the company that made the intoxilyzer is currently in the Fed Court of appeals. Client has yet to serve a day in jail or lose his license.