Justice and Justice Alone - Deuteronomy 16: 18-20
An injustice I have witnessed in the criminal justice system that needs to be addressed is dropping all misdemeanor charges for all Veterans who complete the David Beck Veterans Drug Court Program. The Florida legislature has enacted Florida Statue 948.16 in an effort to get Veterans the treatment they deserve with the added bonus of having their misdemeanor charges dropped upon successful completion of the program. This gives the Veteran the benefit of no recent misdemeanor criminal conviction upon returning to the work force. Unfortunately, the State Attorney has historically failed to drop all misdemeanor charges to all Veterans who successfully complete the program.