FLORIDA JUDGE VEGINA T. HAWKINS SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY ON A PER CURIAM BASIS FOR ALLEGEDLY CHOKING A COURTROOM CLERK

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On July 18, 2019, the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission filed formal charges against Judge Vegina Hawkins, after video of her allegedly choking a courtroom deputy surfaced.  The charges stated that on June 11, 2019, Judge Hawkins instigated a physical confrontation with a court employee, by “placing her hands around the neck of the employee and shook him”. The alleged choking occurred because of Judge Hawkin’s alleged frustration over the court employee not having her docket available for her in the morning. On July 19, 2019, The Supreme Court of Florida, suspended Judge Hawkins, without pay, pending disposition of the proceedings.

See video of the incident below.

 

 

 

Illinois Lawyer Rene Hernandez Suspended from The Practice of Law for 60 Days As a Result of Him Misrepresenting Facts In A Motion and Lying to A Judge.

SUSPENDED FROM THE PRACTICE OF LAW 

On October 6, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court ordered Mr. Hernandez to serve a 60 day suspension of his law license, effective immediately, for lying to a judge, and filing pleadings with false information in them.