The Constitution now provides that the Legislature shall divide the State into appellate court districts and that there shall be a district court of appeal (DCA) serving each district. The purpose of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal is to provide the opportunity for thoughtful review of decisions of lower tribunals by multi-judge panels. District Courts … More CHARLES AJOLOKO vs. STATE OF FLORIDA – Case Docket: 5D16-***
Charles Ajoloko’s allegations in his Habeas Corpus are sufficient for a belated appeal, new trial or dismissal. Charles Ajoloko file a timely motion for a new trial. Charles Ajoloko’s motion for a new trial was denied without an evidentiary hearing. Charles Ajoloko filed a timely direct appeal. His direct appeal was denied. Appellate Counsel neglected … More The Constitutional Right to Effective Assistance of Trial and Appellate Counsel
On June 12, 2016, a gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 others inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States. He was killed by Orlando police after a three-hour standoff. It was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in the U.S., and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people … More MASS MURDERS VS. MASS INCARCERATION
Appellate Counsel was ineffective on direct appeal for raising the questions asked by jurors during deliberation without putting in a claim or argument; for failing to raise that the trial court or trial attorney erred in not requesting a mistrial due to the abundance of questions. *Appellate counsel also failed to argue that the trial … More During Deliberation???
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
Prosecutors are severely restricted by their perpetual relationship with the police. They rely on police effort, cooperation, and good will for the quality of their cases. Prosecutors must guarantee cops that they are on the officers’ side. The prosecutor who is excessively requesting of cops, excessively judgmental, as well “by the book” is regularly scorned … More I Cannot Tell A Lie, I Cannot Identify the Suspect
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?
“Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.” ― Jo Nesbø When the jurors came back with a guilty verdict, you never would have expected to hear such a wail from a young man. My son became hysterical. The jurors looked like … More The Verdict – The Wail – The Cry of Despair
THE COURT: Ready for the final one? Is it a coincident that both cases ended up in the lap of Detective xxxxx? Our Attorney: I think the same answer. I guess it’s the same answer, right? No? MR. Prosecutor: Did they actually ask that question? I would — I don’t know if– see, I don’t … More The Last Question Asked by the Jurors surprised the prosecutor (you have to read this one)
(Court was in recess.) THE COURT: We have a question, or multiple questions. Let’s take then one at a time. I would have a seat if I were you. One, are there phone records showing calls between detective and defendant? How many and how long? State, how would you suggest I respond to that? MR. … More The Jurors had Questions – The Questions Went unanswered -Here they are….
Every time I go over my son’s case, I get sick. I get angry at myself for choosing such inept, unscrupulous, unethical attorneys. They promised the world and did not even take the time to investigate the case. I should have had someone assist me in picking an attorney. I should not have relied on the … More Prosectutor Direct Examination of Officer at Scene – Defense did not cross-examine. WOW WOW WOW
Dear Followers, To fully understand my blog, it is important that you scroll down to the very first post and read upward. I started this blog on June 18, 2014. This will bring you up to date and current to the latest post. Thank you for following my blog.
The prosecutor tried the entire case during his opening statement. Our attorney had not even prepared an opening statement. He chose to waive the opening statement. What attorney in their right mind waves the opening statement in a criminal case? A case, where a young man’s life is at stake. The prosecutor’s makes their opening … More You never get a second chance to make a good first impression….
COURT OPENED at 10:07 am November20, 2013 with all officers of the court present.Page 188Jury returned to open court.Preliminary instructions were given to the Jury.State presented opening statement and Counsel for Defense reserved opening statement.State witnesses sworn and testified: 1._______State exhibit l (photo lineup) entered into evidence without objection.2. Deputy ___________3 .________________State exhibit #2 (cd) … More No objections…No motions… No opening statement..from our attorney
As I sit here at my computer, I cannot help but wonder what went wrong. How we get to this place? The guilt that I feel is immeasurable. I cannot help think , if only I had not sent him to Orlando. If only I had allowed him to come home. If only, I was observant … More My heart has never known so much pain
The chosen attorney was personable, engaging and appeared to be an all around nice, concerned, caring individual. It later turned out to be a façade. The chosen attorney was retained in August 2013. As I had collected everything from the beautiful lady attorney, I gave him everything I had. Of course, I keep everything in triplicate … More The Chosen Attorney – You Get What You Pay For
Over the years I’ve learned that there is more to selecting an attorney than picking one out online or in the phone book. They say hindsight is 50/50. Well, that is so true. When selecting an attorney, one should do a thorough research of the attorney. They should find out how many cases the attorney … More Getting an attorney online
Dear Followers, although I have 42 posts thus far, I am still in the learning stage of social media. I have made a few errors at which time I would like to correct. For a few days, my latest blog was not my front page. I did some experimenting with sticky and screwed everything up. … More Dear Followers
I did not know it was against the law in most states for a bail bond company to refer an attorney. Florida is one of those states. I thought that my son and I were being blessed with such a referral. I mean, who else would know the best attorneys, if not that bail bondsman. … More The “Bail Bond Whore”……….
New Followers, please note that you must read this blog from the beginning to fully appreciate what the story is all about. The first blog dated June 18, 2014 started with a quote, ” Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both. Eleanor Roosevelt”. My son did not go to trial … More Trial Postponed – Attorney withdrawn from Representation
New Followers, please note that you must read this blog from the beginning to fully appreciate what the story is all about. The first blog dated June 18, 2014 started with a quote, ” Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both. Eleanor Roosevelt”. The attorney knew had all of the … More The 1st Trail that never took place -April 2012 Part2
We still believed in the first attorney. The Africa-American beauty. The attorney that wore the sexy clothing to court hearings. What I should say is that my son believed in her. He wasn’t thinking with his head, at least not the one that counts. She had us to come to Florida a few days before … More The 1st Trial that never took place.. April 2012 – Part I
After the fiasco of talking with the prosecutor, I became more disenchanted with our attorney. I still hadn’t realized that she really wasn’t looking at the best interest of my son. I still believed that there must be some strategic move or reasoning for everything that she was doing. I was wrong again. Wrong again. … More Motion to continue and continue and continue
An attorney’s main goal should be to have the case dismissed by some technical error or mistake in the accusatory party’s procedures. The lawyer must try everything in his or her power to obtain a complete dismissal or a “not guilty” ruling by the judge or the jury. My attorney did not try to resolve the … More Take the Money and Run
My son’s attorney talked a good game. We thought that she really had his best interest at heart. She had the case six months before he turned 21. We thought that we really had a great attorney since she was recommended to us by a bail bondsmen. I was wrong. I do not generally like to … More The hot attorney was all talk and no fire.
The police detective manipulated a victim into making an false identification. She manipulated my son into making a false confession. He is emotionally hindered. He is easily manipulated especially by a pretty woman. She had him come to the police station on the pretense that she was going to give him back his property. It was a trap. … More One Detective with 6 fingers in the pie – Part 3
A police officer duty is to serve and protect. They are trusted to work within the law. They are to ensure the rights of all to liberty, equality and justice without any ill-will. My question then is how can one detective have her hand in 6 related cases? How can she impartially investigate cases where an … More One Detective with 6 fingers in the pie – Part 1
My son was the forgotten victim. He was robbed at gun point. An arrest was made. The detective was the same detective in the previous cases. She did the interviews with the suspects. She found a pictures of guns on their cell phone.She found one of the guns in their home and it wasn’t the … More The forgotten victim
The victims were shown a photo lineup of 6 men which included my son’s picture from an ID card. Both victims said that hey were unable to recognize the assailant. The picture did not depict the men wearing a mask or hoodie. It was a full face picture. Now one would wonder how could an … More The photo lineup
He we go. In May, 2011, my son called the police to report being robbed at gunpoint. In April/May 2011, two victims reported that a masked person attempted to rob them but did not get away with anything. The detective on my son’s case began looking at him as the possible suspect. My son didn’t know … More How this got started
When my son graduated from high school, he decided he wanted to pursue his life long passion of music and recording arts. As a child he was always writing and arranging music. He also sang rapped and played the piano. He had decided to get his Associate Degree in Recording Arts. His plan was to … More The Beginning of the End