JUDGE: David Hall?
BAILIFF: Mister Hall has declined the service of a public attorney, your honor.
JUDGE: Mister Hall; DUI, expired driver's license—
HALL: Good morning Judge, Judge I need to say how I'm appearing today sir.
JUDGE: Hold on, wait, let me finish—hold on. <redacted> Hold on, Mr. Hall. Sir, you've been charged with: DUI, expired tag, attaching a plate not assigned, license suspended, failure to drive in a single lane. Just give me a moment sir, let me look at your driving record, okay?
HALL: Sir, I haven't said for the court how I'm appearing today, sir.
JUDGE: I'm not asking you yet, just give me a moment, alright? I need to look at your record. Okay, I'm looking here… Failure to pay traffic tickets back to 2011… open container alc—okay, alright sir, hold on. [to bailiff] This gentleman, Mr. David Hall, does he have any criminal record?
BAILIFF: Yes, Judge, and he also has pending felony DWLS and—
JUDGE: Okay, what's the pending felony DWLS?
BAILIFF: —you saw, okay, there's a few, one second.
JUDGE: [to Hall] I'll give you just a moment to talk in just a moment, sir, hold on Mr. Hall.
BAILIFF: The pending felony is 1-4-0-1-6-5-8-2-C-F-ten-A.
BAILIFF: He also has pending misdemeanor DWLSes—
JUDGE: What is th—what are they?
BAILIFF: Judge Evans, case number 14—
JUDGE: Wait, 14-what?
JUDGE: T-C-thirty-A, okay.
BAILIFF: And that's it.
JUDGE: That's it?
BAILIFF: And he—a criminal history.
JUDGE: Okay, now, Mr. Hall, so would you like—you wanted to say something?
HALL: Yes, may I speak Judge?
JUDGE: Well, don't tell me about what happened or did not happen regarding the DUI, but if you want to tell me about something else, go ahead.
HALL: I'd like to state some things—
JUDGE: Go ahead.
HALL: I'd like to state some things for the record, thank you, Judge. Judge John Hurley, I do accept your oath of office here today for the record, sir.
JUDGE: Thank you, sir.
HALL: Thank you. Does this—does this court take judicial notice of your oath, sir? With all due respect.
JUDGE: Let me see: I take judicial notice of my own oath, yes sir, I do.
HALL: Thank you, thank you very much sir. Sir, today I'm appearing as the agent and settler for David Hall.
JUDGE: Okay. Okay. Could you get Mr. Hall for me then, sir? Where is he?
HALL: I go by that name, sir. My name sounds exactly like the defendant's, and I'm here to settle that matter today.
JUDGE: So are you and David Hall one and the same person?
HALL: I'm not a person I'm an individual, David Hall is a person, I am the agent—
JUDGE: Okay, are you—
HALL: —to that name
JUDGE: —and David Hall one and the same individual?
HALL: I go by the name David Hall, sir, and I'm—
HALL: —here about that matter today.
JUDGE: Okay, so, so you go by the name David Hall, okay. So, this is what we're going to do: the person who goes by the name David Hall who is standing before me—
HALL: I'm the individual.
JUDGE: The individual?
HALL: I am an individual, not a person.
JUDGE: You're not a person?
HALL: David Hall is a person, I'm a private individual. David Hall is a person under color of law, sir.
JUDGE: Okay, where's David Hall then? The person David Hall.
HALL: He exists on paper, sir, David Hall is a corporation. This action is under color of law sir and I do so understand that. I am here in my real capacity as the private individual of that name, and I'm here about that matter.
JUDGE: Okay, you're the private—
HALL: And I'm happy to settle that matter.
JUDGE: —individual David Hall?
HALL: I'm the settler, sir.
JUDGE: You're the settler—
HALL: I'm the settler.
JUDGE: —David Hall?
HALL: I'm the settler to David Hall, sir. I'm happy—
JUDGE: Are you the private individual David Hall?
JUDGE: Good. We got that straight, we agree on that. Okay. Now, David Hall?
HALL: May I, sir?
JUDGE: David Hall the private individual, I'm looking at your driving record right now. Multiple failures to pay traffic tickets, for the individual David Hall, not the person, but sir what I'm going to—
HALL: Can you clarify sir? I'm not sure I understand that, but I am happy to—I'm happy to settle this matter right now if somebody will make presentment, nobody has made presentment, and I've asked numerous times, and for the record—
JUDGE: When you say 'presentment', what do you mean by 'presentment'?
HALL: Presentment of the charging instrument for setoff and settlement sir, I am the settler.
JUDGE: I just told you, I just told you what it is your charge—I told you what the individual—
JUDGE: —David Hall, did.
JUDGE: Yes sir?
HALL: I will require somebody to make me a presentment of the charging instrument on paper so that I may settle that matter. I'm here as settler and I'm happy—
JUDGE: Well we're not, we're not going to set—okay, let me—
HALL: —to settle this charge—
JUDGE: —we're not going to settle—
HALL: —right now.
JUDGE: We're not settling, today's not the day to settle matters for these kind of charges, alright? We don't settle them today, alright?
HALL: May I, may I say something else for the record, sir?
JUDGE: Go ahead, sir.
HALL: Thank you. I am secured party under a UCC filing under the secretary of state, 2-0-1-3-0-8-7-1-7-0-0-6.
HALL: I am secured party to David Hall on the record, and, uh, through a filing with the secretary of state, sir. I appear here today as the settler, agent, not the person, but the individual. And I don't think sir that you understand the difference—
JUDGE: So you're the settler, the agent—
HALL: —between a person and an individual.
JUDGE: —and the individual, but not the person?
JUDGE: Got it. Let me—I'm going to write that down. "Settler… agent… and individual… but you're not the person." Got it. I think, you know, I remember I think it was last week you told me this too. And I was a little uncertain but I, I—it's all become very clear now. Now, okay: the settler, the agent, the individual but not the person. Okay, so, does the settler, the agent, the individual have any money in the bank?
JUDGE: Okay, how much money does the settler, the agent, the individual have in the bank?
HALL: I, I, I'm not certain at this time, sir.
HALL: Only that I've given an affirmative that there is money in a bank account.
JUDGE: Okay. And, uh, how long has the settler, the agent and the individual lived in Broward County?
HALL: Twenty-five years, sir.
JUDGE: Okay, and does the settler, agent, individual own any property in Broward County, other than personal effects?
HALL: No, sir.
JUDGE: Okay, now does the person own any property, or have any money in the bank? If you know.
HALL: In conjunction with myself, sir, in conjunction with myself we both have, yes. I'm the agent for that account also.
JUDGE: Got it, okay, so, now… Okay, now, um, here's what we're gonna do: the settler, the agent, the individual, and maybe even the person, David Hall has been charged with DUI, a DUI while the settler, the agent, and even the person David Hall, was on—was out on bond on two cases, one felony and one misdemeanor, for license suspended. So the court believes that the settler, the agent, the individual and even the person David Hall represents—
HALL: Are you—?
JUDGE: —represents a danger to the community because the settler, the agent, the individual and even the person continues to drive without a valid driver's license, in fact a suspended driver's license, in the State of Florida. And, so, that being said, the court is going to—
HALL: May I make a correction, sir?
JUDGE: Go ahead, sir.
HALL: Yes, I'm traveling. You said that—you said that—you used the term 'driving' and I was traveling, sir. Traveling.
JUDGE: Okay. Alright. So the settler, the agent, the individual or the person David Hall for traveling on a public highway, or public road in the State of Florida was allegedly doing so without a valid driver's license, and has done it several times in the past, so today—
HALL: This is alleged, sir?
JUDGE: Yes sir, it is alleged.
JUDGE: Yes sir.
HALL: Thank you.
JUDGE: So today, the court's going to set your—the settler, the agent, the individual's bond, and even the person's bond today, on count four, ten thousand dollars, because the settler, the agent, the individual and the person has not stopped driving even though the settler, the agent, the individual and the person continues to drive without a driver's license. So, that being said, count one is five hundred dollars, count four is ten thousand dollars, and the court will revoke the bond for the settler, the agent, the individual and even the person of David Hall on fourteen-0-1-6-5-8-2-C-F-ten and fourteen-0-5-3-9-0-9-T-C-thirty-A. Both cases will cause the settler, the agent, the individual and even the person David Hall not to be able to be released from the Broward County jail until further notice of the court. So—
HALL: May I post bond, sir? Is there any other—
JUDGE: Well are you asking me as the settler, the agent, the individual, or are you asking me as the person?
HALL: Sir, I'm asking as the individual appearing before you today about this matter.
JUDGE: Well, the individual—
HALL: Do I have—?
JUDGE: The settler, the agent, the individual or the person can post the bond, however the settler, the agent, or the individual David Hall will not be released in any event because this court is revoking the bond on two felon—on a felony case and a misdemeanor case—on the settler, the agent, the individual and the person David Hall.
HALL: Where is my remedy, sir?
JUDGE: Well whose remedy are you asking for: the settler, the agent—
HALL: I, I—
JUDGE: —the individual or the person?
HALL: I'm asking for the opportunity—
JUDGE: Wait, who are you speaking on behalf of right now?
HALL: Sir, I don't understand that question, I believe that you're trying to confuse me now—
JUDGE: No, no I'm not, I'm—
HALL: —I'm simply separating myself from the person, they are two different entities, and I know that.
JUDGE: And the court is not viewing you as two different people, the court is viewing you as one entity—
HALL: Why not sir?
JUDGE: —for the purpose of these cases.
HALL: Then what entity are you referring to me as?
JUDGE: I'm referring—
HALL: —because I think you're referring to me as—
JUDGE: —to the David Hall who is the settler, the agent, the individual and the person.
HALL: I'm not the person, sir.
JUDGE: Okay, when you see the person—
HALL: I'm not the person.
JUDGE: —David Hall, tell him he's not leaving jail either, alright?
[laughter in the background]
HALL: Then may I ask what my remedy is, can you provide me a remedy so that I—
JUDGE: The remedy is, you don't really have a remedy. Well you could appeal it to the Fourth District Court of Appeal.
HALL: How long am I going to be held, sir?
JUDGE: Until another judge tells you—
HALL: I would like to settle this matter.
JUDGE: —you can be released.
HALL: I would like to settle this matter, sir.
JUDGE: We're not going to settle it today.
HALL: Then I'm being denied my—for the record, I'm being denied my remedy.
JUDGE: What do you think your remedy is?
HALL: For the record, my remedy is being denied. For the record. I am the real individual and this action is under color of law, and I don't understand this color of law action.
JUDGE: Okay, well have a nice day, thank you.
[laughter in the background]