Appellate Counsel was ineffective for failing to argue that the State constructively amended the information before trial to allow petitioner to be convicted of attempted robbery with a firearm as opposed to attempted robbery with a firearm and mask (the primary charge) in order to allow the tainted identification of the petitioner to be allowed … More Constructive Amendment of Charging Document
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzwuBdty_rA#t=22%5B/embed%5DWe only want someone to look at the documents in our possession which includes police reports, trial transcript, initial brief, answer brief, depositions,911 call, etc. Once a capable and legal mind reviews the documents, it will be evident that egregious misconduct took place. Then we would like the President to grant clemency and a pardon. Charles … More An 86 Year Old Grandmother’s’s Plea to President Obama.
Please note that there are exceptions to the rule. We gave our attorneys, half of their required fees and then made payment arrangements. I have learned that payment arrangements is just another way of saying “layaway plan”. Merriam-Webster describes layaway as, ‘a way of buying something in which you do not receive the thing you are buying … More Innocent Until Proven Broke
Mandatory Minimums puts all of the power in the prosecutor’s hands. Prosecutors have leverage to force a plea from the accused, (even if the accused is innocent). They use scare tactics to convince the accused to take the plea. Unfortunately, the criminal defense attorneys also want their client to take a plea (less work for … More Sentence Disparity – What’s wrong with this picture? Mandatory Minimum Sentences
There are so many letters that went to the judge on behalf of Charles; however, this will be the last one that I post as they all have the same theme. In fact, this is also the letter that I read at sentencing. I realize that It is time to follow the advice of Kenneth Abraham, … More A Dear Letter from a Police Officer in Support of Charles Ajoloko. It brought a silence to the courtroom.
I know that my son is innocent of the attempted robbery charges; however, if he was not, how does a system sentence a young man with no prior criminal history to a mandatory 12 years imprisonment. Where is the rehabilitation in that? What will he learn during this imprisonment? Who is benefitting from this imprisonment? … More Who is Charles Ajoloko? ………..Letter From Deacon of H.S. Catholic Church
Throughout this case and at trial, at no time did our attorney mention Charles’ attributes. I do not think that the jurors even knew he was a graduate. Either he was inept or in cahoots with the prosecutor. This wasn’t a high class crime. Why zealously represent the defendant who paying cash? The defense needs … More Another Letter in Support of Charles Ajoloko
The worst thing about bad lawyering is that you do not realize that you have a bad lawyer until it is too late. There is always talk about public defenders being bad lawyers because of the excessive amount of cases that they have. They do not have enough time to dedicate to one case for … More Bad lawyering – It’s too late.
When prosecutors knowingly withhold exculpatory evidence favorable to the defense, they are committing a crime. They are now no better than a criminal themselves. The only difference between unethical prosecutors and convicts is that the prosecutor is seldom held accountable for their actions. How can they live with themselves? How can they sleep at night … More Some prosecutors have no conscience. Some commit Suborned Perjury. Ours did.
If I had not gone to the oral argument, I would have been unable to view it online.. If I had not gone online to the Fifth District’s website, I would not have known that it was not going to be held at the district court. I would have gone to Daytona Beach when I … More Should I be concerned?
My son’s case should have never gotten this far. It should have been concluded with the first attorney. She never looked at the incident report or anything. She just wanted the money. She and the prosecutor wanted my son to take a 13 year plea.Why would he take 13 year plea when he didn’t do … More A thought
I felt that this was an important article to read. Two church leaders urge Senate to pass Smarter Sentencing Act Catholic News Service | Apr. 2, 2014 WASHINGTON Two Catholic leaders called on the U.S. Senate to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act, which would reform rigid sentencing policies for certain nonviolent drug offenders. Archbishop … More Two Catholic leaders called on the U.S. Senate to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act
We are finally at the trial. My son and I felt that this horrendous ordeal woud finally be over. We didn’t think it was going to end the way it did. It was decided that they would sequester the trial. They decided that they did not want witness in the court room. I was considered a … More The Trial – I wasn’t allowed in the courtroom. Me, his mom was not allowed at the trial.
I can’t sleep. I can’t think. I am numb. I want so much to understand what went wrong. I want to understand how or why a prosecutor would over a 20 year young man 13 mandatory years in prison. A young man who had no criminal history, no violence, an A/B honor roll student. A … More Another sleepless night
As I mentioned in my previous post, I found our last attorney online. I then went to the firm’s website and I liked its logo, ‘Every One Deserves a Second Chance’. Wow, I thought that I made a great pick. What it should have said was ‘Every Attorney Deserves a Second Chance’. The website said ‘When you’re headed … More “Don’t Believe the Hype”