More Stuff From the Ministry of Love

I know I am a bit behind on this stuff but then again it is summer and there are better things to be doing with life,… right?  Anyhoo, straight from “1984” here goes…

JL v. State, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D918 (Fla. 1st DCA, May 2, 2011): Defense Appeal, Reversed  Apparently, a plastic fork is NOT a deadly weapon. I really want to know what the person who charged this case was thinking.

Moss v. State, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D940 (Fla. 4th DCA, May 4, 2011): Defense Appeal, Reversed – “I want a lawyer” and “I want a lawyer” is NOT an equivocal response from the defendant.  So says the 4th, anyway.

Washington v. State, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D977 (Fla. 1st DCA, May 9, 2011): Defense Appeal, Reversed – An inability to pay for the electricity that makes the GPS monitor work is NOT a “willful” violation of conditions of probation.

Metz v. State, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D1008 (Fla. 4th DCA, May 11, 2011): Defense Appeal, Reversed – the rule of completeness apparently means if the LEO, testifying about a dealing in stolen property case,  gets to say that the defendant admitted to “selling” the stuff then he also has to tell the jury that the defendant also told him that he did NOT know the property was stolen.  Just takes all the fun out of testifying…

I’m back from learning to sail so these may be coming more frequently.  We’ll see…

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