The Ugly Truth in South Florida Courts by Criminal Defense Attorney, Roger P. Foley
Guilty until proven innocent is the Norm. The system is stacked against you. Shut up and take the deal, take a "plea bargain." Nobody in the government cares if you are really guilty or innocent. If you are innocent, then you can go to trial and take your chances. If you go to trial and win great for you, but if you lose then we will ask for you to be incarcerated. You will go to prison. That is the ugly truth. Some cases are clearly guilty but what about cases where it is clear that you are innocent? Judges are not neutral. Prosecutors are told to prosecute regardless of their common sense impressions. Lawyers have no options for you it's either plea guilty or no contest or go to trial. Motions are being denied because of credibility- police are nearly always more credible. It is a fix people and its difficult to win. It is very difficult. You are taking a risk fighting your case. Losing at trial means loss of freedom. Pre-trial release in Broward County, Florida is about increasing a budget not the innocence of the defendant. Prove my innocence is what every client asks for and every clients prays that an attorney can do for them but the cards are stacked against the innocent. The so called good side has sold out and often fails to listen to or look at the evidence and simply prosecutes. Prosecution of cases occurs daily when their is a lack of evidence or conflicts in the evidence. We have become a system where we have a job and that job is to prosecute or that job is too defend. Its scary but its true. May God grant us wisdom to be better and to make better decisions on both sides of the courtroom. As right now, I feel the system is failing the people. A system that I took an oath to be a part of. Not sure anyone will watch or care about this video because its the ugly truth!