Partner Jackie Perczek has been appointed Co-Chair of the Amicus Committee of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Partner Jackie Perczek has been appointed Co-Chair of the Amicus Committee of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a statewide organization of more than 1,000 criminal defense lawyers whose mission is to assist in the fair administration of the Florida criminal justice system, promote the protection of the rights of individuals, and promote excellence in the practice of criminal law. The Amicus Committee provides assistance and files Amicus Briefs in the Federal and State courts in cases that present issues of great importance to criminal defendants, criminal defense attorneys, or the criminal justice system. Recently, Jackie and Black Srebnick Associate Jeanelle Gomez filed an Amicus Brief in the Florida Supreme Court on behalf of FACDL and Professor Laurent Sacharoff in State of Florida v. Garcia, No. SC20-1419, arguing that the Fifth Amendment protects individuals from being compelled to disclose their cell phone password to the police. You can read the Amicus Brief here. Jackie was also Amicus counsel for FACDL in a brief filed jointly with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Florida Public Defender Association in Clarington v. State of Florida, 314 So. 3d 495 (Fla. 3d DCA 2020), arguing on behalf of criminal defendants who were incarcerated during the pandemic that they had the right to have certain criminal proceedings conducted in person rather than by video. You can read the Amicus Brief here and the Court’s decision here.