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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Well done Peter Correnti

You have to love the irony in a story like this. Lawyer Peter Correnti just after defending a client who was convicted of drivng without a license, is arrested himself for the same charge. How dumb is this guy?

I guess he did do one worthwhile thing. One more lawyer joke has been created.

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SANFORD -- Lawyer Peter Correnti climbed into his Ford Taurus and left the courthouse minutes after his client was hauled off to jail, convicted of driving without a license.

Before Correnti got a mile down the road, though, deputies pulled him over and arrested him on the same charge.

Correnti, 44, of Altamonte Springs had failed to pay a series of traffic tickets, according to state records.

Correnti was booked into the Seminole County Jail on Thursday evening on two charges: driving without a license and the unauthorized use of a handicap permit. The permit he was using, according to his arrest report, belonged to a dead man.

He posted $230 bail and was released about 11:30 p.m. Thursday, about six hours after his arrest.

Correnti was not available for comment Friday.

His wife, Cheryl, said he was in court, then added, "I don't know anything about this."

Correnti was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday just after pulling out of the parking lot at the Seminole Criminal Justice Center, across from Flea World.

Twenty minutes earlier, a jury had convicted his client, Mark Siddens, 50, a Winter Springs auto-body repairman, of driving without a license. It had acquitted him, though, of drunken driving, and a judge had thrown out another count: driving with an open container.

Siddens was sentenced to 57 days in jail.

In Correnti's case, his license had been suspended Aug. 10, 2004, for failing to pay a traffic ticket in Seminole County, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Even though he never got it back, it was suspended twice more last year for two other unpaid tickets in Orange County, the agency reported.

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