Appeal Denied for Misty Croslin

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NEW 4 JAX is reporting …

Misty Croslin was denied a motion for a reduced sentence on a  2010 conviction on drug trafficking charges.

Croslin testified in St. Johns County in March, asking a judge to overturn her conviction and sentence. But the judge found Croslin had adequate representation and denied the motion for a reduced sentence.

Croslin claimed that her plea was involuntary because her lawyer, Robert Fields, told her that if she pleaded no contest, she would be sentenced to a maximum of six years in prison as a youthful offender.

“He pretty much just told me not to worry … everything is going to be OK,” Croslin said. “I was under medication and wasn’t fully aware of what was going on. I put all my trust in him.”

Croslin admitted that judges in both St. Johns and Putnam counties told her she would face a 25-year mandatory minimum sentence, but thought that was the maximum, not the sentence she would receive.

Croslin’s father, Hank Croslin, also testified that Fields said repeatedly that his daughter would not get more than six years in prison because she had never been in legal trouble before.


Now my personal comments:

This is terrible news. Thoughts and prayers go out to Misty and her family. The American justice system is rigged and broken. Two 25 year sentences for selling $3,000 worth of pain pills?

All the result of being set up in a police sting that was organized in direct relation to an entirely different investigation. It’s obvious that law enforcement, the District Attorney’s office and Judge Wendy Berger are not being truthful when they say Misty’s drug case had nothing to do with any other legal matter.

I call upon the U.S. Justice Department to launch an investigation into the improper entrapment, prosecution and sentencing of Misty Croslin.

Free Misty Croslin!

 

 

Misty Represents Herself in Court

12.22.14 Misty Croslin Court

Misty Croslin appeared in a St. Johns County courtroom on December 22, 2014. She represented herself and asked for more time to appeal her sentences based on the ineffective counsel of her first attorney and the failure of her second attorney to file an appeal on her behalf.

The time allowed for an appeal has already expired. Although her family and friends paid for attorney Kepler Funk to handle the appeal, he basically took their money and decided not to go forward with the case. This left Misty thinking her appeal was underway even as the two year legal time limit for an appeal expired in 2013.

Today, attorney Funk told the court by phone that he can’t remember exactly what he said or if he notified Misty about not filing an appeal because he had “a horrible computer crash”. The judge gave the attorney 15 days to turn over all court documents he has on the case.

“There’s too much uncertainty regarding whether or not they were told that Funk was not going to file,” said Judge Michael Traynor. “The only thing this hearing is about is whether she’s entitled to a belated motion. I may end up granting her the ability to file.”

We can only hope.

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