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Monday, August 12, 2019

SAO GETTING HIGH

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Two news stories were faithfully reported by the Miami Herald (Motto: "Not failing; not fake") recently. 

The first was that State Attorney and Public Defender salaries are seeing a well-needed raise to a starting salary of $50,000.00. Both offices are raising corresponding salaries so that new employees are not earning more than veteran prosecutors. Both offices, but the SAO in particular, have seen a flight to civil as well over a hundred prosecutors have left within the past year to accept offers in the world of summary judgment, interrogatories, five minute motion calendars, and defending those most vulnerable amongst us- the poor, weak, helpless insurance companies who without the dedicated work of thousands of lawyers, would see their financial throats ripped out by the wolves of the plaintiffs bar. 

We rarely agree with our learned prosecutorial friends (see below), but we strongly support their public service and their receiving a more than simply adequate salary. 

Mary-Jane Daze: 
The current intrepid leader of the Dade SAO saw fit for a recent bit of braggadocio in announcing that her office will be scaling back on its prosecution of possession of marijuana cases. Apparently the dark maze of cannabis oil legislation has made it more difficult to determine from scent alone whether a substance is legal or not. So forthwith, county court prosecutors will need (gasp!) an actual lab report before proceeding down the prosecutorial mary-jane-lane.  (Sometimes our ability to turn a phrase even makes us smile). 

To quote from Godfather two: "And the rent stays the same!"

This is not enough. This is not nearly enough. It's almost 2020. President Trump's enlightened second term is seemingly months away. We are still prosecuting marijuana cases? Does the State Attorney have ANY idea what a simple "w/h, cc" does to a young person when they go out into the digital world where background checks occur on apps on phones and try to 1- get a job; 2- rent an apartment; 3- get credit; etc, etc? 

Misdemeanor records make life very hard. 
Ahh, but the esteemed State Attorney says "But Rumpole, it's the law."
So were laws against interracial dating, replies Rumpole. So were laws banning homosexuality. 
We need leaders Madam State Attorney. Get in front of the curve. Hold a press conference, Force Tallahassee. Refuse to have your office follow laws from the 19th century anymore.
 And well done with the raises. 

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Rump. The Cueto decision should be required reading for every lawyer. Fascinating stuff about the abuse of power by the Florida Bar. The tragedy of it all is that Ramon Rodriguez was framed by the Florida Bar and totally exonerated by Cueto. But there is no recourse to recover his attorney fees and costs after getting railroaded. And Cueto really emphasizes this last point. So what does poor Mr. Rodriguez do? He was maliciously prosecuted and almost lost his livelihood by rogue lawyers at the Florida Bar. Is it possible for Cueto to report the Florida Bar to the Florida Bar? Or better yet, petition the supreme court to appoint a special referee or counsel to investigate the abuse of power in this case.

Anonymous said...

Judge Cueto"s report slams the Bar AND Lewis and Tein. Reading the report shows Tein and Lewis lied to Judge Dresnick. I shows the Bar attorneys who were suppose to investigate their lies before Dresnick protected them and then colluded with them to go after hispanic lawyers with the lies. Judge Cueto's report shows Judge Tunis' prejudice and bias. Wonder why Cueto did not refer these guys to the Bar. Why does Rump not put the report up for all to read.

Anonymous said...

Almost a year ago, I met with the powers that be at the Miami-Dade SAO seeking them to change their policies on these marijuana vape pans and edibles (unbelievably they're felonies). I proposed a 90 day reset like they do with misdemeanors. Its still under review per my sources. Cross your fingers!

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