According to this article in the Orlando Sentinel the judge sentenced the attorney to 10 days in jail for repeated disrespect and unprofessional behavior. After spending 2 days in jail, the attorney was released pending the appeal in Mote v. State, Case No. 5D04-3801 [Fla. 5th DCA 2005]. In an unusual sua sponte appellate court order [you’ll have to enter the case number and hit the “submit” button; it’s docketed on 4/21/05], the Fifth District Court of Appeal directed the judge and the lawyer to mediate their differences. This is a very interesting application of mediation!
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