it is worse than u think, there are dozens of hustlers who sit on computers all night looking at the last 100 bookings in . when they find a likely prospect they call the family and try to hustle both a bail bond and attorney and get a kickback 30 to 50 % from the lawyer. worse is booking desk workers at the jail also have bondsmen and lawyers they refer to , as do the "house men" at the jail who control phone usage. There are even lieutenants , and captains in on it. Every single time I have gone to see a client charged with trafficking, the client has a business card of a certain long time prominent attorney who's name heads up a multi attorney Miami criminal defense firm. EVERY TIME over ten years, . this stuff is old hat. the only way to stop it is to shut off access to booking info, but the county refuses. by the way all defendants should have to go to a bond hearing, it could be 24 hours like ny. the bullshit cases will get ror;d and the really bad shit will be treated with more care,best of all the bondsmen will loose their advantage over lawyers, win, win, win
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Monday, July 13, 2009
SOLVE THE MYSTERY
WHO IS THE LAWYER WHO IS KICKING BACK FEES TO A BONDSMAN?
WHO IS THE BONDSMAN WHO SHOOK DOWN A DEFENDANT AND HIS/HER FAMILY IN THE CASE BEFORE JUDGE BUTCHKO?
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Does the SAO care about this? How about the Miami Dade Police Department?
Anybody besides us?