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Sheriff Al Lamberti relies on his deputies to make most of the arrests in Broward County but today the top cop will personally slap the cuffs on offenders while running the slammer at a makeshift jail in Dania Beach.
Having a bad dream? No you are not “under arrest.” The rights you have just heard are all in fun and part of David Singer’s annual Jail and Bail event to benefit the Broward County chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Some of South Florida’s most high-profile figures will appear in front of a judge today and answer charges ranging from “illicit basket-weaving” to “needle dusting.” Required to “post bail” to secure their release, it is all to benefit cancer research.
Roy Black, the senior partner of Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A., is one of the nation’s premier trial lawyers and chairman of the 19th Annual Jail and Bail Event. Following in the footsteps of NSU Chancellor Ray Ferrero, Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, and State Attorney Michael Satz, Black continues the tradition of influential leaders that have lent their name and support in the effort to fight cancer.
“Arrested at their home or place of business, jailbirds will be housed in cells pending an appearance in front of our judge,” said Hollywood personal injury attorney David Singer, chairman of the four-day event, which runs through Friday.
Detainees call family and friends in an effort to raise money for their release and in support of the American Cancer Society.
Donors pitch in to “bail out” their family and friends during a 90 minute “detention. Dozens of local business and community leaders take part in this yearly ritual.
Jail & Bail is one of the American Cancer Society’s largest fundraisers in Broward. Long-time Chair, David Singer, has worked on the event for over two decades and has raised over $2 million for the American Cancer Society. A cancer survivor himself, Sheriff Lamberti supports the research and treatment initiatives funded through the Cancer Society.
“As not only a cancer survivor, but a cancer conquer, I am proud of what David Singer has done for cancer research and the American Cancer Society,” says Lamberti.
The Jail and Bail event started Monday evening in the lobby of the Airport Sheraton, 1825 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, with current and former mayors constructing a jail to detain those “arrested.” The four-day event concludes Friday and is followed later by an “Up the River Cruise” on August 30th.
For more information on the 19th Annual Broward County Jail and Bail to benefit the American Cancer Society, please call (954) 920-1571.