Joe on TV: MJ vs. Bubba “Love Sponge” trial: Lawyer allegations are serious

MJ vs. Bubba “Love Sponge” trial: Lawyer allegations are serious – WFLA: News, Weather, and Sports for Tampa Bay, FL.

JB WFLA Jan 2013

The Bubba trial, as glas as I am to see it resolved in favor of Bubba and the first amendment, is far from over.  There is now an investigation into whether the attorneys caused a mistrial.

This TV story is almost 2 weeks old, and a lot has transpired since then.  I know that the Bar is involved, and that another State Attorney’s Office will be inquiring (Mark Ober’s office cannot get into this, as there would likely be a conflict as he testified for the MJ team).

There are three real possibilites:

  1. Bar complaints and allegations of ethics violations
  2. Indirect criminal contempt charges
  3. Perjury charges

I know that whoever is looking at this is going to be thorough.  I just hope that the community will not see this a a black eye for all attorneys.

Author: Joe Bodiford

Tallahassee criminal defense attorney. Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Nationally Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy, and AV* rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Former adjunct professor of law and co-director of the Trial Team at Florida State University College of Law; former adjunct professor of law at Stetson University College of Law (Florida criminal procedure, Trial Advocacy). Curator of Advocacy Underground. Practicing in the area of State and Federal Criminal Trial and Appeals. Visit us at!