Skip to comments.Lawyer: Florida Owes Zimmerman $300K
Posted on 08/27/2013 3:58:47 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Looks like George Zimmerman has taken time out from visiting gun factories and speeding in Texas to take care of more legal business: He plans to ask the state of Florida to reimburse him for up to $300,000 in legal expenses, his lawyer tells the Orlando Sentinel. Because he was acquitted, a Florida statute requires the state to pay his costs for things like expert witnesses and travel, and he plans to file a motion soon, lawyer Mark O'Mara says.
"It's a pretty standard motion for a case that the defense won," says a spokesman for Zimmerman's legal team. But Florida doesn't reimburse acquitted defendants for their attorney feesand O'Mara says he has been paid nothing by Zimmerman. At $400 per hour, fees for the time he spent on the case would add up to more than $1 million.
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The way police phrase it is "you may beat the rap, but you won't beat the ride".
300K seems awfully low for having the state withhold evidence from the defense. How about 30M? And some heads (Angela Corey) on a platter?
So when Florida refuses to pay Zimmerman, what court do you think will enforce the law to insure he does get his money? Certainly not the courts of today, including the U.S. Supreme Court..
Ding! That’s where O’Mara will make his money. He was livid about this after the trial, and justifiably so.
In civil cases it’s loser pays the winners fees.....ALL OF THEM. Should be the same in state vs cases. The costs
for the acquitted should come out of the DA’s budget. That
would make them a hell of a lot more careful about letting their personal agendas drive the persecution bus.
Florida allowed this farce to go on , they should pay.
My prayers for success belong to Mark O’Mara.
The DA does not care whether he is spending $30 or $30 million, it’s not his money.
It may not be “his money” but if it comes out of the
budget he has to run his department he will feel it.
That's the British system, but not the U.S. Legal System.