Similar to questions from criminal defendants about speaking personally to the judge, writing a letter to the judge raises other potential ethical dilemmas which will get a criminal defendant into major issues with the Judge and Assistant State Attorney. While there are obvious concerns with those statements being used against a criminal defendant during a criminal prosecution, a letter also raises potential issues with ex-parte communications with a judicial official. Brandon Drug Crimes Attorneys will nearly always advise you against doing so because of the above-referenced implications.
The Florida Rules of Professional Conduct clearly prevent lawyers from engaging in such communications because the American justice system presumes and requires both parties be present whenever issues concerning a case are brought up to a particular judicial official. For example, someone accused of a crime would certainly be offended and very concerned if they discovered that an Assistant State Attorney was discussing their case with the Judge without them present and/or their Brandon Drug Crimes Attorneys being present. In fact, many Florida judges simply do not even open such envelopes.
For other concerns with speaking one-on-one in a courtroom to a Judge, please see our blog article concerning the same. It discusses the many issues with trying to explain the situation to the Judge. Just like Brandon Drug Crimes Attorneys are prevented to do so, pro se litigants are barred from doing the same.
If you have any questions concerning writing a letter to a judge, please do not hesitate to contact our office for a free case consultation. We have significant experience handling Florida criminal defense matters and assisting individuals in working to a positive resolution for their pending criminal charges. We look forward to resolving your matter with you. If you would like to contact one of our Brandon Drug Crimes Attorneys immediately, please use either the “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of our website