Cristina Escobar

last updated 10/4/2017

Cristina Escobar

M., Assistant General Counsel at Dade County Police Benevolent Association

Location:
10680 PBA Memorial Blvd. NW 25th St., Miami, Florida, United States
HQ Phone:
(305) 593-0044

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Attorney - Police Benevolent Association

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Yale Law Journal - Cops and Pleas: Police Officers' Influence on Plea Bargaining

74 Cristina Escobar, a former prosecutor in Miami, said, "The officer's position on a plea bargain . . . , at least in Miami-Dade County, is always taken into account.
75 Where the officer has spent a lot of time investigating a case, "you've got to take their opinions more seriously," Escobar said. Cristina Escobar, an attorney for the Dade County Police Benevolent Association , sends letters to prosecutors in police-victim cases warning them not to make plea offers without first consulting her or the officers she represents: " [I] put it on the record, [the officer] want[s] to plead them to the guidelines and, anything below that, they need to [let the officer know]. 130

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Yale Law Journal - Cops and Pleas: Police Officers' Influence on Plea Bargaining

74 Cristina Escobar, a former prosecutor in Miami, said, "The officer's position on a plea bargain . . . , at least in Miami-Dade County, is always taken into account.
75 Where the officer has spent a lot of time investigating a case, "you've got to take their opinions more seriously," Escobar said. Cristina Escobar, an attorney for the Dade County Police Benevolent Association , sends letters to prosecutors in police-victim cases warning them not to make plea offers without first consulting her or the officers she represents: "[I] put it on the record, [the officer] want[s] to plead them to the guidelines and, anything below that, they need to [let the officer know]. 130

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