Free! Free! Free at last! I am free at last!
I was arrested on August 22, 2011, for violating 2 court orders by passing out pamphlets at the Orange County (Orlando, FL) Courthouse. I was brought before Chief Judge Belvin Perry where I was charged with indirect criminal contempt. I exercised my 5th Amendment right to remain silent. Judge Perry plead not guilty on my behalf, appointed me counsel to represent myself, but set no bond amount. I spent the next 3 weeks in the Orange County jail.
On September 1, 2011, I had my trial before Judge Perry. He acted as both judge and prosecutor, as well as being a litigant. ;He found me guilty and sentenced me to 141 days in jail. I notified him that I would appeal, so he set a bond hearing date on September 12, 2011.
I hired Adam Sudbury, a criminal defense lawyer in Orange County, as my lawyer. He represented me at the bond hearing. I was released for $12,000 bail.
A more detailed report of the incident, court appearances, and stay in the Orange County jail will be sent in the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, I am swamped with about 4000 unread E-mails. Furthermore I am swamped with a backlog of other matters. I am involved in 3 law suits, of which I am my own counsel in 2 of them. I also am the Libertarian Party candidate for the NJ 37th assembly district, so I will devote most of my time to this. I will not be engaged in any more Tyranny Fighter activities until after the election on November 8, 2011. However, I am not going away. Like General MacArthur, I shall return.
However, you will not receive rapid replies to your e-mails. It may take until the first of the year to process and respond, as necessary, to all of these. Keep up the struggle without me for a few months.
Yours in freedom and justice — Julian