120 S. Olive Ave., Suite 402
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Tag Archives: Ronnie Williams v. State

When Judges Become the Helping Hand of the Prosecutor

When Judges Become the Helping Hand of the Prosecutor

Again, bad judges who stray from their role as neutral arbiter and become the helping hand of the prosecutor are exposed in Ronnie Williams v. State, 4D12- 3723. Ronnie Williams was a Broward County resident, where law enforcement officers have a standing order from many store and market owners to issue trespass warnings to people loitering on the property. Williams was outside of a market, when a detective approached Williams to trespass him off of the market property. It stead of just trespassing Williams off of the property, the detective also stopped Williams and pat him down for “weapons.” During the “pat down” the detective testified that a container “fell” from William’s pocket and at that time, William’s took a swing at the detective and ran. During the chase, the… […]

Posted in Criminal Defense | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on When Judges Become the Helping Hand of the Prosecutor