Sunday, May 28, 2017

DEPUTY JEREMY BANKS' WIFE TAKES DIVERSION ON DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CHARGE

St. Johns County Deputy JEREMY BANKS' wife, LINDSAY MARIE DEGLER, has pled nolo contendere (no contest) to reckless driving charges, paid $402.25 in fines, court and prosecution costs and received an "adjudication withheld" (probation) deal from State's Attorney RALPH JOSEPH LARIZZA, approved by Judge Charles Tinlin May 9th. Ms. DEGLER was represented in the DUI case by JEREMY BANKS' lawyer in his controversial retaliatory lawsuit against FDLE and Special Agent Rusty Ray Rodgers over the Michelle O'Connell case, ROBERT LESTER "MAC" McLEOD, II.

13 comments:

Jim said...

This is a common "sweet" deal done all the time in DUI cases..Want a real story instead of mud slinging about a particular person then do the story on the whole picture instead of just a slant because she happens to be married to a person. Then you've done something constructive, but this?, this is just another personal attack.

Ed Slavin said...

The public has a right to know. Reported in at least one other publication after arrest.

Jim said...

Oh and they wouldn't be interested in the fact that this deal is offered to people, likely in excess of what 200 times a year? This is normal protocol if you do some research, so your saying that she shouldn't be offered the same treatment as everyone else? She should be treated special? Why?

Ed Slavin said...

Jeremy Banks' counsel, ROBERT LESTER "MAC" McLEOD, II, won't talk to me. Never has! McLEOD stared at me in Publix several months ago, glaring at me for 30 seconds without uttering a word. (I was wearing a t-shirt that says "I'm Perspicacious," with the words "Look it up" on the reverse side. Perhaps he had to look it up.) Have you sked the St. Augustine Record when it's going to cover it?

Tom Reynolds said...

WOW .................. JIM SAYS ................. 200 times a year. NO JIM, DUI s are not reduced in Counties where there is a NORMAL PROSECUTOR ! The LIZARD and Furball DO NOT PROSECUTE THE POLITICALLY CONNECTED the same way others get prosecuted ! And I CAN PROVE IT ! So just give me a call Wilson and I 'll go over that with you.

Warren Celli said...

Jim: Notoriety creates public interest. Unfortunately it extends to family.

Notorious Donald Trump was just appointed President and now his wife is a popular subject for the public's eye.

Jeremy Banks brought about his own notoriety by his own actions and by consorting with others — specifically DAVID BERNARD SHOAR et al. — who have also gained notoriety and the public's ire by knowingly and willingly selectively enforcing self serving murderous gangster UNCONSTITUTIONAL Jim Crow 'law'. Many in the community believe the man is a crook who should be wearing striped prison suits. I am one of the many.

http://saintaugdog.com/sadissues/issue1/1page13sad.html

I agree with you that the "normal protocol" of DUI cases should be a subject for "the whole picture". I would like to know who made the "normal protocol" and who SELECTIVELY decides who gets the "sweet' deals and on what basis? Is there a point system? Are the criteria for selection concrete or subjective?

Thanks for raising a good point!

Ed Slavin said...

State's Attorney's office does not follow National District Association's National Prosecution Standards, does not distribute it to ASAs, and won't explain why.

Jim said...

I would also like to make clear a couple of things...
#1 While pretrial intervention or diversion has a place....it also has a caveat to not abuse it. That takes common sense on the part of all involved and should NEVER be because of who you know.....

I would not be against a serious curtailing of "Nolle Prosse" just because you (prosecutor) do not think you can "WIN" a case does not mean it should not move through the system. (Of course there are exceptions just like everything else)

I would support a system whereby to Nolle Prosse a case an explanation has to be filed and it signed off and agreed by #1 The Victim, #2 The Arresting Officer, and #3 the Trial Judge before it is allowed. We are a country of BY the PEOPLE, not of "By the Lawyers" per say..

If someone is charged with a crime, they should be prosecuted or not prosecuted based on the "facts" of the case, not who they know or don't know and who they are married to? To me while some find it NEWSWORTHY, I personally find it wrong to deliberatly single someone out because of the percieved actions of someone they are married to or associated with...Kind of like the esteemed attorney John Tanner, who many here are so happy with...ignoring the fact that he did everything in his power to keep Ted Bundy from being killed, as the courts had ordered, upon his multiple convictions in various jurisdictions...

And just for fun I found an interesting anomoly....
If you check the FDLE website: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FSAC/Data-Statistics/UCR-Arrest-Data.aspx

You would find that for 2015 there were 266 arrests for DUI in 2015....
Yet the Fl Dept of Motor vehicles shows 348 tickets and 239 convictions for 2015 hmm maybe close does count in more than horseshoes and hand grenades..

Interestingly of the 348 tickets charged with DUI in 2015..94 were either adjudication with held by the judge or nolle prossed....Only 2 were not guilty according to FLDHSMV. https://services.flhsmv.gov/SpecialtyPlates/UniformTrafficCitationReport

So there you have it 1/3 of people get off..AT LEAST

Ed Slavin said...

Thank you for your research. Our campaigns for State's Attorney and Attorney General need substance, not slogans. The choice between Messrs. JOHN TANNER and RALPH JOSEPH LARIZZA was a Hobson's choice, which is to say no choice at all. Two dull Republicans without a moral compass. We need a State's Attorney like Dave Aronberg or Janet Reno, someone who will enforce the law without fear or favor. In 2016, there was no attorney in four (4) counties willing to risk their career by running against LARIZZA, whose nonfeasance in the Michelle O'Connell case show his unfitness to hold public office. Our local attorneys are unwilling or unable to stand up to official oppression.

Warren Celli said...

Janet Reno? Fearless and non partisan? You jest!

Before installing any more 'legal' position choices from the insular good cop bad cop administrative self anointed elite level we first need laws crafted more inclusively by ALL of the people. The hierarchical caste system scam 'rule of law' that we have now parrots the immoral dog eat dog Darwinian aspects of human nature and serves only the most deceptive few.

Janet Reno was an immoral scum system tool.

Ed Slavin said...

I liked Janet Reno. I interviewed with her office when I was in law school. Before it made a decision, I was hired by USDOL Chief ALJ Nahum Litt, my mentor. Can you imagine me as a prosecutor or persecutor in Miami, or (usual career path) criminal defense lawyer? There but for the grace of God go I ….

Warren Celli said...

Maybe its that Georgetown viewpoint lens? There but for the grace of God go I ….

Rebecca S said...

Yeah, but she didn't even blow over the limit. Isn't that a factor making this outcome more likely?