Clients, here’s how prosecutors view your case This article will help clients understand what I deal with when working with prosecutors. Stress and fear usually envelop anyone charged with having committed a crime. The frantic search for hope in a dire situation often drives how someone new to the criminal system seeks answers and relief. I certainly understand that, and offer these […]
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:56:57 +0000 Tallahassee Bar spotlights who…? Oh, yeah – me! Thank you, Tallahassee Bar for the kind recognition in the September 2016 Bar Bulletin. I was honored to have been asked to present a CLE seminar on cross examination in August. It’s a pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful group of attorneys and staff!
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:14:53 +0000 The longest day of your life: deciding whether to enter a plea Take a look at this article: Man gets 40 years in jail after rejecting plea deal that would have freed him immediately. Look at this man… Look at his eyes. He could have pled to time-served and gone home, “hence without day” as they say. Instead, he went to trial… …and was convicted… … and […]
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 02:13:28 +0000 You never know how your private personal information is being (mis)used A TBO (click the photo for a link) article that shines a light on what those of us in the system already knew goes on. Sometimes, those with access will pull your information for non-official reasons. Maybe just out of curiosity, but sometimes out of spite. It’s a scary thought! Misuse of the DAVID (Florida […]
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:44:16 +0000 Calmly comply and clam up: what to do when confronted by police Everyone has the right to remain silent. What many lack is the ability to remain silent. These are the do’s and dont’s of dealing with an encounter with law enforcement. Follow them and you’ll survive the encounter, and position yourself to fight a case later. The rules: calmly comply and clam up. Remain calm. Quickly […]
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 04:34:23 +0000 Ms. Richardson, we need a ruling on your experience, please When will Monique Richardson clarify her credentials? When will the accuracy about her actual legal experience start to matter to her and her campaign? Apparently not soon. While Richardson is very active on social media, she hasn’t touched this issue at all. Since my Facebook question to her a week ago, and my bLAWgger post […]
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:19:30 +0000 Is Richardson misleading about her legal experience? Monique Richardson is not a former prosecutor. She was not an assistant state attorney. And she should be very careful about leading people to believe she ever held that position. This is not a “hit piece”. This is a researched article that is offered in response to a question from me to Ms. Richardson that she left unanswered. […]
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 03:57:20 +0000 My endorsement of Judge Layne Smith: he kept his promises to us I write to endorse Judge J. Layne Smith for Leon County Court Judge. While I would do this anyway, I feel it especially important because of the complete lack of coverage of this race by the Tallahassee Democrat, or any other Tallahassee media outlet. That’s not fair. While the Democrat has had Editorial Board meetings […]