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George Zimmerman attorneys quit as counsel
news.yahoo.com ^ | 4/10/12

Posted on 04/10/2012 2:07:08 PM PDT by Justaham

This story will be updated as new events unfold

•Zimmerman's attorneys announced they have stepped down and are no longer representing him
•Attorneys say Zimmerman has not stayed in contact with them, scheduled media appearance with Sean Hannity on his own
•"It's no so much that we are resigning. It's that we cannot continue to represent him until he comes forward," said attorney Craig Sonner
•"He's got to reach out to us," Uhrig said

Despite stepping away from Zimmerman as a client, both attorneys say they continue to believe he acted in self-defense. "We frankly believe the correct decision will be to not charge him," Uhrig said.

The attorneys say they know of Zimmerman's location and have his personal phone number but have been unable to reach him directly for 48 hours.

"George can't go out and buy a Diet Coke. There's a bounty on his head," Uhrig said.

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KEYWORDS: blackpantherparty; blackpanthers; bountyonhishead; georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; uhrig; zimmerman; zimmermanattorneys
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To: JediJones
I don't practice crim law, but from what I know, here's the problem. How often when you tell a story of what happened does it stay the same every single time? How often is there an inconsistency, however minor that can be exploited in cross examination? How often if you tell the truth you possibly admit to violating a technicality of the law?

If Zimmerman screws this up, he'll be at worst - admitting to manslaughter. Despite everything speculated, it's still a grey area if he's guilty or not. In addition, going on Hannity does nothing to help him in court.

Let me put it this way. I wouldn't be talking if I was in his shoes, despite my training.

51 posted on 04/10/2012 3:08:37 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: All
Here is a video of the Lawyers News Conference.

LAWYERS NEWS CONFERENCE

52 posted on 04/10/2012 3:10:31 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: Eleutheria5

Agree 100%.

He should be staying out of sight, and not making a peep, and sticking like glue to those attorneys. There’s more than his neck riding on this.


53 posted on 04/10/2012 3:12:22 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch
He should stay with his attorneys, and keep his mouth shut.

What kind of an attorney is it that would find it necessary to reveal to the MSM that he's not going to represent his client anymore? Whatever happened to attorney - client confidentiality?

This guy sounds like a cheap slimeball hoping to get his own 15 minutes of fame..........

54 posted on 04/10/2012 3:13:23 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I hope so. I feel bad for him. Could you imagine having to leave America due to a bounty on your head?

And no one doing anything about it? Makes me ill.

Although, one day, we will face the same fate decision.


55 posted on 04/10/2012 3:15:27 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Justaham

Maybe the attorneys have been threatened-or their families.


56 posted on 04/10/2012 3:15:31 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (http://itsworkingwisconsin.com/ I support Governor Scott Walker)
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To: Justaham

Maybe the attorneys have been threatened-or their families.


57 posted on 04/10/2012 3:15:56 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (http://itsworkingwisconsin.com/ I support Governor Scott Walker)
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To: gopcharger
-"Why should an American citizen who has done nothing wrong and has not been charged with a crime stay in touch with attorneys?"

You're not serious are you?

58 posted on 04/10/2012 3:15:56 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Justaham

Maybe the attorneys have been threatened-or their families.


59 posted on 04/10/2012 3:15:56 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (http://itsworkingwisconsin.com/ I support Governor Scott Walker)
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To: Justaham

Maybe the attorneys have been threatened-or their families.


60 posted on 04/10/2012 3:16:01 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (http://itsworkingwisconsin.com/ I support Governor Scott Walker)
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To: Justaham

Maybe the attorneys have been threatened-or their families.


61 posted on 04/10/2012 3:16:13 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (http://itsworkingwisconsin.com/ I support Governor Scott Walker)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Crossed my mind as well with similar scent of selfish opportunism result, but I’m addressing Zimmerman, and what I think he should do for himself, and his family.

He should shut up, lay low, and stick with the professionals.


62 posted on 04/10/2012 3:16:29 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Justaham

Maybe the attorneys have been threatened-or their families.


63 posted on 04/10/2012 3:16:29 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (http://itsworkingwisconsin.com/ I support Governor Scott Walker)
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To: Justaham

Maybe the attorneys have been threatened-or their families.


64 posted on 04/10/2012 3:16:43 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (http://itsworkingwisconsin.com/ I support Governor Scott Walker)
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To: longtermmemmory

Did GZ retain/sign on those two attorneys as “legal counsel?”


65 posted on 04/10/2012 3:19:08 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Justaham

He should lawyer up...why would he not stay in contact with his team?

Please tell me he isn’t so stupid as to think he can do this on his own...I hope something fishy isn’t going on.


66 posted on 04/10/2012 3:19:25 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: rockinqsranch
He should stay with his attorneys, and keep his mouth shut.

What kind of an attorney is it that would find it necessary to reveal to the MSM that he's not going to represent his client anymore? Whatever happened to attorney - client confidentiality?

This guy sounds like a cheap slimeball hoping to get his own 15 minutes of fame..........

67 posted on 04/10/2012 3:19:34 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: SoFloFreeper; Hot Tabasco

See post #42.

“According to Uhrig, Zimmerman had characterized the lawyers working for him as “legal advisors,” not his attorneys.”


68 posted on 04/10/2012 3:22:15 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Hot Tabasco

Aha! Chile....I was wondering why so long for the echo post.


69 posted on 04/10/2012 3:25:14 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: maggief

Think that may be the problem...Or maybe they wanted some form of payment that he wasn’t comfortable with. Someone mentioned signing over a percentage of royalties on book, movie etc.

Were they harrassing him. Why would they need to keep in contact. They know his statements. Nothing has changed or is changing.

Another couple of shysters?

He need reputable representation.


70 posted on 04/10/2012 3:25:29 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: NoGrayZone

I just posted this on another thread..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2870420/posts?page=11#11


71 posted on 04/10/2012 3:26:24 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: gopcharger

So he does not do stupid things such as call the prosecutor or even worse, call Sean Hannity.


72 posted on 04/10/2012 3:28:08 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: maggief; Justaham; hoosiermama; Cboldt; kristinn; LucyT
Hi maggs..trust you and your son had a Happy and Jyous Easter.

There's also another possible angle/reason..the financial arrangements...It's gonna cost BIG BUCK$$$$ to defend Zimmerman..he doesn't have that kind of money..so these lawyers may well have asked him to sign away any book or movie rights...or any proceeds freom a lawsuit against NBC..

Remember the whole Casey Anthony fiasco?..where here sleazy lawyer took the case is return for a BIG piece of future movie deal, interview payments, etc. That was OK for the lawyer..even if he got bupkus from it in the end, he got a huge amount of publicity..FREE..and I expect it helped him with his practice..

This case is way different. Anyone who defends Zimmerman is guilty by association in tghe eyes of the left, especially the black community...and hey..let's be honest..that's where the biggest pool of prospective clients is for criminal defense attys.

Speaking of Casey Anthony..anyone see what happened to the lawsuit by the woman whose name Casey used..she made uip the name, and it turned out to be a real person..said she took care of the kid..I think Morgan and Morgan was representing her..

73 posted on 04/10/2012 3:30:18 PM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: Wisconsinlady

“Maybe the attorneys have been threatened-or their families.”

I didn’t understand you the first million times. Can you please repeat that once again?


74 posted on 04/10/2012 3:31:20 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: I cannot think of a name

This is driving me a little crazy. The suggestion that hispanics will defend him simply because he is hispanic. They do not do that. They defend people they think innocent no matter their ethnic heritage. If they are pink or purple. They do not think as a “herd”...they are individuals. Some think him innocent I am sure, many think he is guilty. Do we defend all anglo saxons??? Because they are anglo saxons?? Of course not. We are all individuals.


75 posted on 04/10/2012 3:32:32 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: rockinqsranch
I was wondering why so long for the echo post.

Posts lock up then when refreshed, they are duplicated.........A poster up above is having the same problem.

76 posted on 04/10/2012 3:33:45 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Semper911

I agree with you. Why not contact a credible journalist? Why Hannity?? One of the worst choices he could make.


77 posted on 04/10/2012 3:35:37 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: 1malumprohibitum

Dropping a client is not “criminal”. Attys do it all the time. Most attys would have done the same with a client who is acting like this. They did nothing wrong.


78 posted on 04/10/2012 3:37:58 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Darren McCarty
Because oftentimes listening to your attorney is the difference between getting charged and not getting charged.

Most people convict themselves based on their statements to police.

Exactly. And that's especially true in a case like this, where Zimmerman clearly committed the act (e.g., killing Martin), and is only free because he is asserting a self-defense argument.

Zimmerman could be convicted based on a single wrong statement to the police - if, for instance, he said something that indicated that (a) he started the fight, (b) he "provoked" the fight, OR (c) he did not actually fear for his life. If Zimmerman were to be interrogated without counsel present, I'd be surprised if he didn't say something like that.

79 posted on 04/10/2012 3:39:58 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Justaham

The black racists are going nutty on Twitter now calling for the arrest of Sean Hannity. MSM and Team Obama sending their minions out to start a race war.


80 posted on 04/10/2012 3:39:58 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: ken5050; hoosiermama

Also in question are the GZ website(s) and paypal account(s)?


81 posted on 04/10/2012 3:40:58 PM PDT by maggief
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To: DallasSun

Maybe he was trying to find out from the prosecutor how to change attorneys. Or giving her office different contact information than the attorney’s address etc. Particularly if he was not happy with their “Advice”


82 posted on 04/10/2012 3:42:56 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: hoosiermama

That is not a function of a prosecutor’s office.


83 posted on 04/10/2012 3:45:50 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: 1malumprohibitum

The guy who came up with “shaken brain syndrome” should probably be fired anyways


84 posted on 04/10/2012 3:47:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I agree with you. That sounded looney.


85 posted on 04/10/2012 3:48:36 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Justaham

If he is smart he’s getting out of the Country while the getting is good! Head south and don’t look back...Our thug in chief along with Holder can’t afford for George to go free and the black community is out for his blood.


86 posted on 04/10/2012 3:49:55 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

All anyone knows for sure, is that Zimmerman shot Martin. These rest is a media circus...led by the “Hymietown” ringmasters. We may never know the truth.

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1939/020/Was_Trayvon_Martin_a_Drug_Dealer.html


87 posted on 04/10/2012 3:50:03 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: DallasSun
You know that and I know that, but does he. Were they doing something that caused him to loose trust in their “advice”? He needs a strong lawyer with a name. Not people who want to take advantage of his position to further their practices.

Did they give out his contact information to someone or otherwise expose him to danger?

His lack of communication with them may OTOH be a ruse.

Maybe he was using Hannity to get the word out that he was in the market for a new attorney.

88 posted on 04/10/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Shannon

I hope Zimmerman hasn’t committed suicide.
this is very strange...

Unless...he will come out with a very high powered legal team!


89 posted on 04/10/2012 3:54:51 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: eddie willers

“Or a jet gassed up and ready.”

Agreed.

I think Mr. Zimmerman ought to be thinking “Australia” or “New Zealand”, or at least “Canada” where his future is concerned.

Nice nic, by the way...


90 posted on 04/10/2012 3:57:14 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: hoosiermama; ken5050; kristinn

Hmm...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro_se_legal_representation

Pro se legal representation


91 posted on 04/10/2012 3:58:34 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Hot Tabasco

An attorney who hasn’t a clue where his client actually is and who wants to flush his client out. If Zimmerman doesn’t call them now, the case has gone bizzare totally.


92 posted on 04/10/2012 3:59:25 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

His family has NOT said they can’t get hold of him.

My guess is they were pressuring him for money (which even we know he doesn’t have....YET)

He isn’t under contract with them. Only two days, since Sunday??? Why be upset for such a short period of time? Even my family may go a couple of days without contact.


93 posted on 04/10/2012 3:59:53 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: abb

Is Zimmerman getting paid to appear on Hannity?


94 posted on 04/10/2012 4:00:06 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Hot Tabasco

Interesting.

I was just joking. I should have put a ;) to let you know.


95 posted on 04/10/2012 4:02:34 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Your 58 to my almost 42. If you were a girl living on my block, you would have been babysitting us!!!

Now, your 58 doesn’t seem very far off my almost 42.

Anywho, I’ve always had a hard time relating to segregation. I just can’t believe the history I read (rhetorical of course).

This a hole “Pres__ent” wants things back the way they were, but opposite.


96 posted on 04/10/2012 4:03:46 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Irenic
I think he will be charged even though the prosecution knows they don't have enough evidence to convict him. He will be sacrificed by the state in a failed attempt to appease the race hustlers. Too bad the race hustlers won't be satisfied by anything short of Zimmerman being convicted or dead.
97 posted on 04/10/2012 4:05:11 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Rebelbase

“FOX Contributors” get paid. Don’t know how they handle an interview like this.


98 posted on 04/10/2012 4:05:40 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Retired Greyhound

[If I were in George Zimmerman’s shoes, I would be pleading my innocence from the rooftops. That’s just me.]

Exactly. By not responding in public, you let the lynch mob build.


99 posted on 04/10/2012 4:06:20 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Darren McCarty

There is no case here. The SYGlaw states you must be in fear of your life. Injuries or not is not an issue. Who’s to day “Z” did not “fear” for his life?


100 posted on 04/10/2012 4:09:17 PM PDT by goseminoles
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