Samuel Goldberg has been a Massachusetts criminal defense attorney for 20 years. Prior to that, he was a New York state prosecutor. He has published various articles regarding the practice of criminal law and frequently provides legal analysis on radio and television, appearing on outlets such as the Fox News Channel, Court TV, MSNBC and The BBC Network. To speak to Sam about a criminal matter call (617) 492 3000.

Zimmerman’s Bond Revoked

A judge has ordered that George Zimmerman, the man charged with killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, return to jail within 48 hours after revoking his bond on the grounds that his wife, Shellie, misled the court. Zimmerman, who is pleading not guilty to the charge of second-degree murder and claiming self-defense, was accused of shooting Martin in February in the gated community of Sanford, Fla., where Zimmerman acted as a neighborhood watch volunteer.

According to the Miami Herald, Zimmerman’s wife testified that the couple had limited funds available and were unable to meet the $150,000 bond that had been set back in April. Prosecutors reportedly discovered that he raised $135,000 from a website he had set up for himself.

Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, said that since Zimmerman and his wife did not use the money, “there was no deceit.” Prosecutor Bernie De la Rionda described the Zimmermans’ testimony as “misleading.”

Judge revokes George Zimmerman’s bond, USA Today, June 1, 2012
Zimmerman must surrender; bond revoked, The Miami Herald, June 1, 2012

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