Tag: Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association
Miguel de la O orders mask-wearing in his courtroom, the first felony in-peron trial in Miami-Dade since the pandemic. Image via AP.

Jim RosicaDecember 5, 2017
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Miguel Rodriguez is only 24, but he already lost nearly a decade of his life to the criminal justice system. He attended a Tuesday press conference at the Capitol to argue for changes to the way Florida prosecutes juvenile offenders, including what’s known as the direct-file process, in which some minors are charged and handled in […]

Jim RosicaOctober 25, 2017
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Despite concerns about its effectiveness, a House panel Wednesday unanimously cleared legislation to tweak state law on making threats online. The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee OK’d the bill (HB 165), backed by Belleview Republican Stan McClain, who said he was prompted by “the explosion of social media in our society.” State law now makes it a […]

Scott PowersApril 19, 2017
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The Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association – which represents the states’s 20 state attorneys including Orlando’s Aramis Ayala – will be filing an amicus brief against her and supporting Gov. Rick Scott‘s power to reassign state attorneys’ cases. The association filed a motion Wednesday morning requesting the chance to weigh in as a friend of the […]

Scott PowersApril 18, 2017

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Lawmakers looking to cut budget and staffing levels of Orlando’s State Attorney Aramis Ayala note that she has so many unfilled staff positions that the cuts should not affect performance, yet a statewide look shows her operation is pretty typical of state attorneys offices. Almost all of Florida’s state attorneys – as well as Florida’s public defenders, […]


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