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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Courts - "Judge in Rilya Wilson trial denies mistrial based on prosecutor’s standing with Florida Bar"

That is the headline to this story yesterday in the Miami Herald. The subhead: "The judge refused to grant a mistrial, despite the fact that one of the prosecutors technically was not a practicing attorney when the trial began."

A somewhat similar case from Indiana involved the Newton County prosecutor, who had practiced for years while on inactive status. For details, start with this ILB entry from July 7, 2012.

In a NFP challenge, Daher v. State (7/6/12), brought by a pro se appellant, the panel concluded:

The trial court correctly denied Daher’s motion [for relief from judgment], and we find that Barce’s actions as an unlicensed de facto prosecutor did not harm or prejudice Daher in any manner. We affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 28, 2012 09:41 AM
Posted to Courts in general