ROCQUE 1, LEVY 0

DBR – Broward Judge’s Contempt Order Against ‘Disruptive’ Defense Attorney Reversed (3/1/21)

Contempt Hearing! (8/1/2019)

The 4th DCA today reversed and remanded the contempt order issued by Jill Levy against Mickey Rocque. The SAO conceded Levy’s error in taking Mickey into custody prior to the hearing, and the remaining issues will now be heard by successor judge Mindy Brown. The opinion is here.

Congratulations to Mickey and Fred Haddad, who prevailed based on this bang-up brief. The SAO’s answer brief is found here.

Stay tuned for the next hearings, which may involve some interesting witnesses …

43 thoughts on “ROCQUE 1, LEVY 0”

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        Again, judge Jill Levy had an issue with Meltzer and Rourke. Both criminal defense attorneys and both had issues with Judge Jill Levy.

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    Like nobody does Contempt properly. They must stop listening at Baby Judge School when they say Contempt means the Court has lost all control of the proceedings don’t ever do it. Yet some still try. Then botch it all to hell.

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    I wonder why they Remanded? The Disq issue was moot; on the evidence they could have ruled. Now there’s going to be a big show. Judge Levy won’t look so good IMHO.

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        Isn’t that the JQC job?
        A procedural mistake is one thing. But taking a respected man into custody?
        Isn’t this what Judge Bailey got into trouble for threatening?

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          Bailey was messing around with a trial, in front of a jury. Roqe was only a hearing. Since there’s only a handful of trials a year in 17, they like to keep them clean.

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      Levy is a pathetic judicial political hack. Perfect for the Broward
      Judge junkies. I think I’ll run against this chick when her term is up.

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    Is it moi, or after reading Freddy’s brief isn’t it that the lawyers are almost always better with law than the robed set?

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      03/29/2021 Hearing/Status Conference Hearing Time: 9:30 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: ZOOM HEARING – See “Court Date Notice”
      Kindly disregard previous notice Re: Jury trial

      03/25/2021 Reset by Court to 03/03/2021 – Rescheduled

      03/03/2021 Reset by Court to 03/29/2021 – Rescheduled
      01/14/2021 Hearing/Status Conference Hearing Time: 9:30 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: ZOOM HEARING – See “Court Date Notice”
      Re: Jury trial
      11/05/2020 Hearing/Status Conference Hearing Time: 9:30 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: ZOOM HEARING – See “Court Date Notice”
      Trial ready status
      09/03/2020 Hearing Defense Motion to Exclude Testimony Hearing Time: 9:30 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: ZOOM HEARING – See “Court Date Notice”
      09/03/2020 Hearing/Status Conference Hearing Time: 9:30 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: ZOOM HEARING – See “Court Date Notice”
      06/29/2020 Hearing/State’s Motion to Exclude Testimony Hearing Time: 10:00 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: ZOOM HEARING – See “Court Date Notice”
      xx State’s Motion in Limine Deft’s Motions in Limine and Motion to Exclude Field Sobriety Exercises
      06/29/2020 Hearing/Status Conference Hearing Time: 10:00 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: ZOOM HEARING – See “Court Date Notice”
      xx
      06/23/2020 Jury Trial CANCELED Cancelled
      Hearing Time: 9:30 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: Room 6170
      Please disregard the previous Court Date, due to Courthouse closure. open court

      05/19/2020 Reset by Court to 06/23/2020 – Rescheduled

      04/14/2020 Reset by Court to 05/19/2020 – Rescheduled

      02/18/2020 Reset by Court to 04/14/2020 – Rescheduled
      03/11/2020 Hearing Defense Motion For Continuance Hearing Time: 11:00 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: Room 6170
      xx
      02/13/2020 Hearing Defense Motion For Continuance Hearing Time: 1:30 PM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: Room 6170
      xx
      02/11/2020 Hearing/Status Hearing Hearing Time: 9:30 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: Room 6170
      xx

      02/11/2020 Reset by Court to 02/11/2020 – Rescheduled
      11/21/2019 Calendar Call Hearing Time: 9:30 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: Room 6170
      xx // Per Court Notice
      09/05/2019 Calendar Call Hearing Time: 9:30 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: Room 6170
      xx
      08/08/2019 Calendar Call Hearing Time: 9:30 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: Room 6170
      xx Court Notice
      06/06/2019 Calendar Call Hearing Time: 9:30 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: Room 6170
      XX ADD ON: Defense Motion to Take Deposition/State Motion for Leave of Court/Defendant’s Mtn for Subpoena
      05/08/2019 Calendar Call Hearing Time: 10:00 AM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: Room 6170
      hrg que
      05/13/2019 Hearing/Status Conference CANCELED Cancelled
      Hearing Time: 1:30 PM
      Judicial Officer(s):Levy – MP, Jill K.
      Location: Room 6170
      hrg que

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      02/19/2021 Court Date Notice
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      02/18/2021 File Executive Order Of The Office Of The Governor ORDER #21-29 FROM LEE COUNTY

      02/18/2021 File Executive Order Of The Office Of The Governor ORDER #21-29 FROM LEE COUNTY – ORGNAL COPY TAKEN TO ADMIN
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      02/18/2021 File Order Granting Def Motion For Continuance
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      02/17/2021 File Defense Motion
      2
      02/04/2021 Court Date Notice
      1
      01/15/2021 Court Date Notice
      1
      01/14/2021 File Order Granting Def Motion For Continuance
      01/14/2021 Hearing Held
      01/07/2021 DL Record Image
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      11/06/2020 Court Date Notice
      1
      11/05/2020 Hearing Held
      11/05/2020 File Order Granting Def Motion For Continuance
      10/30/2020 DL Record Image
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      10/05/2020 File Defendants Notice Of Appeal SEE CACE CASE CREATED
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      09/25/2020 File Petition
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    Notice how the 4th didn’t PCA the case because it involved an attorney. This is an issue that should already been known as a matter of law. They PCA cases with defendant’s that has a clear case for remedy. I smell bias towards defendant’s.

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      It’s plenty briefs out here where the State admitted on the record in favor of a defendant yet a PCA was STILL issued. Even if they weren’t to state it on transcript, you would have to be a real idiot to believe that a prosecutors OPINION or position OVERRIDES the LAW. How can you refute the record transcripts that clearly shows it’s in opposition of the law. Wipe your eyes.

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