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Florida Judge Arrested on DUI Charges: Many More Removed from the Bench for Other Bad Behavior

Florida Judge Lynn Rosenthal’s recent arrest on drunken driving charges is another case added to the growing number of Sunshine State judges going to court for their own criminal behavior. Rosenthal was arrested May 27 after she crashed her BMW SUV into a police cruiser parked in a Fort Lauderdale courthouse parking lot.


Rosenthal is a judge in the 17th judicial circuit in Broward County. Her car hit the driver’s side of the police vehicle and kept going until it hit the security gate, according to police reports. It was then shifted into reverse and hit the gate a few more times before deputies could contact the driver. Deputies reported that Rosenthal “appeared unsteady on her feet, her speech was slurred and she had difficulty obtaining the required documents.”

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