Monday, May 16, 2011
"Ace" Miami Traffic Attorney Richard Hersch Talks Tough!!
"They Have to Get Through Us , Before They Get to You!"
That's what Ace says. (Hey - that's what Richie's pal Rumpole calls him.)
Says so right here.
That's his marketing strategy.
Well, that and his associate LaSonya K. Lacey, who is plastered all over his website.
Except I wonder if his clients have seen this quote from Richie in today's Herald.
Defense lawyer Richard Hersch called Miami-Dade’s new DUI Diversion program a “good thing.”
“The vast majority of first DUIs are people who make stupid mistakes. Turning them into criminals doesn’t make any sense. A good number of them are going to get off because an officer doesn’t show, and evidence falls apart. What happens to those people? They’re not on the radar, and they’re not going to get treatment,” Hersh said.
So maybe the quote on Richard Hersch's website should be changed to read:
"They Have to Get Through Us, Before They Get To You! Unless They Ask Us Nicely! Or Unless I Think You Made a Stupid Mistake! Or Unless I Think You Need to Be a Criminal! Or Unless I Think You Need to be "On the Radar." Or unless I want to help the prosecution because its not fair to them that their evidence is "falling apart." Or Unless I Think You Need Treatment!"
You know, I am not a criminal attorney, so when I hear the term "get off" it conjures certain images. But I have never heard criminal defense lawyers use the phrase "get off on a technicality." Usually they corner me at the bar, pour tequila and invade my space while passionately talking about concepts I remember from law school, like "constitutional guarantees," "burden of proof", and "reasonable doubt."
The JNC might want reconciliation of Mr. Hersch's Oath of Attorney and his desire to be appointed to the bench.
N.B.: Ode to Lacey Underall