Roy Black Chairman of This Year’s Jail & Bail

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you at government expense.

Having a bad dream?  No, you are not “under arrest.”  The rights you have just heard are all in fun and part of David Singer’s annual Jail and Bail event to benefit the Broward County chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Some of South Florida’s most high-profile figures will appear in front of a judge this week and answer charges ranging from “illicit basket-weaving” to “needle dusting.” Required to “post bail” to secure their release, it is all to benefit cancer research.

Roy Black, the senior partner of Black Srebnick., is one of the nation’s premier trial lawyers and chairman of the 19th Annual Jail and Bail event.  Following in the footsteps of NSU Chancellor Ray Ferrero, Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, and State Attorney Michael Satz, Black continues the tradition of influential leaders that have lent their name and support in the effort to fight cancer.

“Arrested at their home or place of business, jailbirds will be housed in cells pending an appearance in front of our judge,” said Hollywood personal injury attorney David Singer, chairman of the four-day event, which runs through Friday.

Detainees call family and friends in an effort to raise money for their release and in support of the American Cancer Society. 

Donors pitch in to “bailout” their family and friends during a 90-minute “detention”.  Dozens of local business and community leaders take part in this yearly ritual.

Given the real-life scandals engulfing Broward’s politicians and the powerful elite – along with recent news reports of more arrests and charges in the Scott Rothstein case – the event seems a bit surreal.

“It’s hitting a little too close to home for some,” said Singer. 

The Jail and Bail event started Monday evening in the lobby of the Airport Sheraton, 1825 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, with current and former mayors constructing a jail to detain those “arrested.”  The four-day event concludes Friday and is followed later by an “Up the River Cruise” on August 30th.

For more information on the 19th Annual Broward County Jail and Bail to benefit the American Cancer Society, please call  954-920-1571.