WEST PALM Seashore, Fla. — A Fort Lauderdale defense legal professional is accused of smuggling cocaine into the main Palm Seaside County jail.

David Casals was arrested Friday on felony fees of trafficking cocaine, shipping of cocaine and introduction of contraband into a county facility.

Palm Beach front County Sheriff’s Place of work spokeswoman Teri Barbera reported Casals tried to disguise lawful documents “saturated in cocaine” into the jail.

Barbera stated Casals turned himself in and was afterwards launched from jail just after posting a $58,000 bond.

Doug Rudman is a previous prosecutor and now a defense lawyer. He stated the way the jail program will work when it comes to visitation, family customers use online video conferencing.

“But mainly because of the lawyer-shopper relationship, you are supplied the possibility to be capable to pay a visit to with your customer deal with-to-experience, strategize deal with-to-encounter, assessment encounter-to-facial area,” he stated. 

Rudman reported that attorneys, on entering the jail, have to existing their bar card and a legitimate driver’s license. He said the Palm Seashore County Sheriff’s Business verifies whether or not an attorney is in fantastic standing with the Florida Bar. 

“No question the Palm Beach front County jail is likely to be on the lookout at and revisiting its insurance policies and procedures,” he said.  

In accordance to his profile on the Florida Bar, Casals has been practising regulation considering the fact that 2000 and has his have agency in Fort Lauderdale.

WPTV spoke with Casals’ lawyer, Michael Salnick, by telephone. Salnick explained his client surrendered himself, bonded out and is pleading not responsible.