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Here's What Will Happen To George Zimmerman Next In Florida
armedselfdefense.blogspot.com ^ | 04/12/2012

Posted on 04/11/2012 2:04:13 PM PDT by Sasparilla

We know George Zimmerman will be charged. Here’s what will happen next on the State Court level. There are now certain formalities that must take place as required by the US and Florida Constitutions. He will either be arrested or have an opportunity to turn himself in. An arrest is a good bet. But there are certain benefits to his turning himself in while accompanied by a lawyer.

He will be arraigned within a short period of time where a Judge or Magistrate will tell him what the charges are, the possible penalties, and set a bond. When setting a bond the official looks at the gravity of the crime, community connections, employment, criminal history, flight risk, substance abuse, and the like. It is also a positive if a lawyer comes in and explains how these factors apply to his client.

Where Zimmerman “disappeared” to will have a bearing on any bond. If he left the state, then all bets for a bond are off. If bond is granted, it can be personal recognizance, meaning that Zimmerman promises to attend all future court hearings or face a big monetary payment and probable immediate incarceration. Not likely here.

It can be a cash/surety bond, meaning that he has to get a bondsman to post the bond or the defendant must post the entire bond amount with the Court. This is possible.

In some states, there is a cash/or percentage bond set. This means that he can put up a percentage of the bond with the court and if he doesn’t show up later he forfeits the entire bond amount.

Next, before everyone gets excited about a trial, since he will be charged directly by the Prosecutor with an "Information,” and not charged by indictment by a Grand Jury, a Preliminary Examination...

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman

1 posted on 04/11/2012 2:04:19 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: Sasparilla

How so we even know, if George Zimmerman has not been captured, or even killed, by the New Black Panther party, or some other bunch of vigilantes? This would explain why the attorneys supposedly representing him, have dropped him as a client, after claiming, as they did, that they could no longer contact him.

Dead or tied up and held in a dark room somewhere does limit the ability to reach out and communicate.

Or maybe the attorneys were also contacted, after George was “isolated”, and they were subjected to a very forceful and possibly overwhelming threat themselves.

Fear for one’s life and personal well-being is a strong motivator for some actions, that appear to be inconsistent and irrational.


2 posted on 04/11/2012 2:12:55 PM PDT by alloysteel (It is hard to get a man to understand, when his pay depends upon his not understanding something.)
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To: Sasparilla

I hope Jorge Zimmerman is in Peru.

There is no way he will receive a fair trial in Florida. The chance is great that someone will shoot him dead before he even enters a courthouse for a hearing.


3 posted on 04/11/2012 2:13:45 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Sasparilla
We know George Zimmerman will be charged.

Right...have to appease the "Mob".

4 posted on 04/11/2012 2:13:53 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: GoldenPup

Angela Corey is a COWARD.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 2:16:41 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Sasparilla

linkie no workie


6 posted on 04/11/2012 2:17:33 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sasparilla
Sadly, the so-called jury will railroad George Zimmerman to jail or death for a crime he didn't commit, just to appease the black mobs. I really don't feel like this is my country anymore. Where is equal justice under law? Where is the right to self-defense?

I really need to move far, far away, to a place where this kinda crap doesn't affect me. Like Idaho or Wyoming. Just let the rest of the country burn.

7 posted on 04/11/2012 2:19:51 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Sasparilla

So I guess there will be charges filed against the ‘racis’ prosecutor who failed in the face of the evidence to order Zim arrested and charged?


8 posted on 04/11/2012 2:19:51 PM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Sasparilla

As a former Prosecutor of 25 years I prefer facts. There are zero facts to support your suggestion.

I’ve said all along he’d be charged. It is an EASY call for any attorney in this field. Conviction? Gonna be tough.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 2:21:44 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Sasparilla
,,,, my prediction is ,,, negligent homicide .
10 posted on 04/11/2012 2:23:03 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Sasparilla

Most likely fled the country.


11 posted on 04/11/2012 2:23:03 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Sasparilla

>> linkie no workie

http://armedselfdefense.blogspot.com/2012/04/heres-what-will-happen-to-george.html


12 posted on 04/11/2012 2:24:54 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Lionheartusa1
,,, or aggravated homicide .
13 posted on 04/11/2012 2:25:06 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Sasparilla

Why would him leaving the state have any bearing on anything. He hadn’t been charged so he can go anywhere he wants. He wasn’t running out on a bond. He was hiding to save himself from getting killed.


14 posted on 04/11/2012 2:25:29 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Any possibility he could be charged only with assault?


15 posted on 04/11/2012 2:26:18 PM PDT by ScoopAmma (We are led by the Resident -in Chief; aka part-time member of Webelo Troop 44)
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To: RIghtwardHo

>> There are zero facts to support your suggestion.

I see no suggestion in the OP — just an excerpt.

What *is* the suggestion that you say is unsupported?


16 posted on 04/11/2012 2:28:22 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: backwoods-engineer

The republican governor was a coward so he passed it off to a special prosecutor. She’s a coward so she passes it off to 12 “honest” people. And that’s where Zimmerman is probably screwed.

It could be Corey is taking it to court so all the facts can be brought out and “hoping” there won’t be a conviction. The problem, of course, will be the black jurors either wanting payback to whitey or feeling intimidated by their “peers”.


17 posted on 04/11/2012 2:29:01 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: Sasparilla

Happy now?


18 posted on 04/11/2012 2:29:17 PM PDT by sport
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To: SatinDoll

Agreed. I don’t know why him leaving the state BEFORE he was charged with any crime would change his chanced of a bond. But he has no chance at a “Fair” trial...and the judge and others will not allow a change of venue. If he gets convicted he will not last 10 seconds in a prison.....


19 posted on 04/11/2012 2:29:55 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: SatinDoll

Agreed. I don’t know why him leaving the state BEFORE he was charged with any crime would change his chanced of a bond. But he has no chance at a “Fair” trial...and the judge and others will not allow a change of venue. If he gets convicted he will not last 10 seconds in a prison.....


20 posted on 04/11/2012 2:31:13 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: RIghtwardHo
I’ve said all along he’d be charged. It is an EASY call for any attorney in this field.

I assume you mean the prosecutor. Why is it easy?

Conviction? Gonna be tough.

Which makes may wonder why it's an easy call.

21 posted on 04/11/2012 2:33:57 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Terry Mross
All they have to do is get 12 jurors who are already convinced Zimmerman is guilty--that should not be hard to do (cf. the Scooter Libby trial). It doesn't matter if they are black or white--there are plenty of white liberals who are convinced of Zimmerman's guilt.

The Sixth Amendment is supposed to guarantee a defendant an impartial jury but I wouldn't count on it. The same amendment guarantees the defendant the right to the assistance of counsel--but there was a case a few years ago in Michigan where a man was denied the right to counsel and was found guilty--and wasn't allowed to appeal the case.

The Fifth amendment is supposed to require the involvement of a grand jury but it sounds like they have decided to ignore that rule.

22 posted on 04/11/2012 2:38:51 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Terry Mross
Two things:

1. If Zimmerman's legal counsel doesn't think he can get a fair trial before a jury, there's always the option of having a non-jury trial in which the judge makes the ruling.

2. If charges are brought, the best thing that could possibly happen would be for the prosecutor to file an indictment for a ridiculously serious charge that will never stand up under any legal scrutiny. This has happened occasionally in New York City in cases involving police shootings ... in which an "over-zealous" prosecutor files a murder charge because he/she knows damn well that the police officer will never be convicted.

23 posted on 04/11/2012 2:40:09 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child

#2 wont happen. The only charge more severe than second degree murder is capital murder that requires a grand jury.


24 posted on 04/11/2012 2:44:49 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Sasparilla

Do you truly think that the media, the black racists and the Obama Administration will allow bail to be set??
Shirley you jest!
If they get a hold of Zimmerman he is toast........


25 posted on 04/11/2012 2:54:54 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: goseminoles
Second degree murder is serious enough. If the prosecutor goes ahead, it will be very difficult to convict him if the media reports about the case are even partially accurate.

On the other hand, a manslaughter charge would likely be much easier to prove.

26 posted on 04/11/2012 2:55:12 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Verginius Rufus; Alberta's Child

There are plenty of “conservatives” who think he’s guilty. Some are on here.

A’s child, it would take a very courageous judge to find him “not guilty”.


27 posted on 04/11/2012 2:58:39 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

This is Corey’s 15 minutes of fame, that she can turn into a boatload of money & fame. This is her Marcia Clark moment. Her OJ Trial. This is about her, not George Zimmerman. At this point, she is musing as to which actress plays her in the movie.

If she had seated a Grand Jury in this case, they might not have returned an indictment, & she would remain a nobody. By issuing the indictment herself, this case is her ticket to stardom.

Win or lose the trial, all of America will recognize Angela Corey. She is many things, but not a coward.


28 posted on 04/11/2012 3:09:58 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Mister Da

Just like Marcia Clark, she is a COWARD and a DISGUSTING AFFRONT TO PROFESSIONALISM to have held the pathetic news conference she just had. No excuses. Sorry.. Her compliments to Trayvon’s family while neglecting Zimmerman’s is uncalled for. Her intermittent smiles were totally inappropriate. If this is the best women can do, we’re screwed. Oh that’s right, we ARE screwed. This is just as serious a matter for Zimmerman as it is Trayvon’s family, not a frickin’ bridal shower announcement.


29 posted on 04/11/2012 3:17:50 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Sasparilla

There are some twists and turns here. Normally he would be offered bail if the judge decides he is not a flight risk; but in this case, his attorney can produce a written document that represents a threat to his life, issued by the NBP.

This could mean that the judge could direct that the proceedings be sealed from the public, that information such as where Zimmerman is staying would not be released. It would also defeat some of the publicity hounds that seek to railroad him in a show trial.

If his attorneys can keep the proceedings calm and collected, and objective, Zimmerman walks. He should, however, have other attorneys preparing a whopper of a lawsuit against those that have persecuted him and called for him to be killed.

I would love to see him get restraining orders slapped on such racial agitators.


30 posted on 04/11/2012 3:23:18 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I predict a plea to involuntary manslaughter with token jail time to prevent the race riots that would happen after the inevitable acquittal.


31 posted on 04/11/2012 4:05:55 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: Mister Da
This is Corey’s 15 minutes of fame, that she can turn into a boatload of money & fame. This is her Marcia Clark moment. Her OJ Trial. This is about her, not George Zimmerman. At this point, she is musing as to which actress plays her in the movie.


32 posted on 04/11/2012 4:13:52 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: Sasparilla
This is going to be a High Tech Lynching of a Hispanic Man for the salvation of an only slightly darker man's political career. It's called racial hardball politics and if you're dark enough you won't lose your job period, you'll always get a pass. It translates down to incompetent worker's that are always allowed to take a pass. Ask yourself, is the job of President of the United States a position where we can accomidate an affirmative action hire?

Many people voted for BO, because we wanted to put the legacy of American racism behind us. In fact the dream of a post-racial America was in widespread usage by the mainstream press. Now, instead of racial harmony Mr. Obama, you have become the principal cheerleader in calling for a lynching as part of the outraged crowd. You must remember Sir, that as the President you're not merely a voice in the crowd, you're called upon to be the most colorblind man in America.

When you can't deliver a credible performance as our chief executive, you went golfing and didn't even attempt to sort out the nation's financial issues and present a sound annual budgets to the Congress and the citizen's of this country. You didn't just fail to submit one budget, in fact you have failed to present a budget during all three years of your presidency.

It seems to many of us that you are behaving just like an affirmative action hire that's coming to the American people with yet another dubious excuse of victimization.

If all we can expect from you is more obfuscation and hiding away your past misdeeds and fraudulent crimes, your legacy will be that of incompetent leadership, you should resign the office of POTUS.

Do not try to focus the nation's attention away from your substandard performance as POTUS. Shame on you for trying to shift the focus of the nation upon racist behavior, which white America has largely transcended, you are playing with volatile materials.

Quotas, scholarships and cradle to grave entitlements rob the recipients of developing character and self sufficiency. Let's be honest Mr. President, these magic formulas to someday achieve complete redress of racial inequity will never end. As long as somebody enjoys extra special minority rights, they have no incentives to pursue worthwhile lives. More importantly, you Mr. President were given as complete investigational pass and then you were forced down our throat's by the elite media. Many mainstream pundits knew of your communist ideology and hid it from disclosure. After more than three years of watching you run down American exceptionalism, the traditional hard working American public have had enough of you.

We are through providing you jet aircraft, housing, room, board, food wine and entertainment while you're busy looting the national treasury and sending our wealth overseas.

We are not racist and excel in our chosen occupations, we don't need the benefit of your quotas. Frankly, quotas should be an embarrassment to all the citizens of this country. Please don't ask us to sacrifice our dreams to make room for any more slackers and part-time workers. I'm appealing to your naturally lazy side, Mr. President please resign. You can play golf full-time Mr. President, just leave us in peace.

33 posted on 04/11/2012 5:29:03 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the communityÂ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Well she’s overcharged him with 2nd degree murder. Good luck on that one. She probably knows its a non starter but at least she can tell the blacks she tried.


34 posted on 04/11/2012 6:18:40 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Yeah. HER ‘CHARGE’ WAS POLITICAL, BIG TIME. Throw the blacks a bone, and delay the inevitable. I’m sure the media will release the names and addresses of all the jurors to ensure a GUILTY verdict.


35 posted on 04/11/2012 6:22:48 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Lionheartusa1
>>my prediction is ,,, negligent homicide<<

He will be found not guilty of 2nd degree murder, might be found guilty of manslaughter.

I believe he has a good chance of being found not guilty. This is a special prosecutor, the original DA did not feel he had a case to charge Zimmerman.

After everything shakes out, the evidence will show Zimmerman did follow Trayvon, but it was Trayvon who initiated first contact and gained the advantage over Zimmerman.

If it is proven that Trayvon jumped on Zimmerman and he felt he was about to lose control of his firearm, he would be justified in the shooting.

If he feared for his life or that he was about to lose control of his weapon and had no way to get out of the situation, he would be justified in gaining control by shooting Trayvon.

My lil ol pinion.

36 posted on 04/11/2012 7:56:15 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777
If it is proven that Trayvon jumped on Zimmerman and he felt he was about to lose control of his firearm, he would be justified in the shooting.

Or it could be discovered that Trayvon, trying to wrest the gun from Zimmerman's hands, pulled the gun forward against Zimmerman's grip resulting in a relative backwards motion of Zimmerman's finger on the trigger, firing the gun.
37 posted on 04/11/2012 8:09:21 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: servantboy777
,,,,, I like your opine ,,,, and I hope you're right . He definitely needs a change of venue if he opts for a jury trial ,, I think he may be better off letting a judge decide his fate rather then a mixed jury ,, but with his luck he'd probably end up with a black liberal judge . At this point I can't ever see him ever getting a fair impartial outcome .
38 posted on 04/12/2012 6:00:39 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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