Criminal Justice

Angry at $10K bond, woman curses out judge, winds up with $20K bond


Angry over allegedly being charged without good reason, a Florida woman let the judge know what she thought Monday when bond was set at $10,000.

Mylife Rivera-Vazquez, 21, dropped the F-bomb at least twice as she walked away, prompting Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Migna Sanchez-Llorens to call her back and ask the defendant why she had spoken as she had, NBC 6 South Florida reports.

“Yes, there’s a reason for me to be disrespectful, because I’m in [a] red jumper, I don’t know why, because I’m getting accused of a battery that I did not commit while I was in handcuffs,” Rivera-Vazquez told the judge.

“This is not the time to do it,” Sanchez-Llorens responded, telling the defendant to keep quiet.

When Rivera-Vazquez then tried to argue the facts of her case, Sanchez-Llorens increased bond to $20,000. She also ordered a mental health evaluation.

Rivera-Vazquez then dropped the F-bomb at least three more times before exiting the courtroom, the station says. Rivera-Vazquez has been in jail since April on an armed robbery charge; even if she were to post the $20,000 bond, she is being held on no bond on the armed robbery charge, according to corrections records.

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