I'm of a mind that O'Mara may be incompetent on the narrow issue of the right to be free on bail
I don't think we really know yet how well O'Mara will do if bail's denied. The legal argument in the motion for a reasonable bond was bare-boned to say the least, just mentioning the Florida constitution, State v. Paul
, and section 907.041, without further explanation. I believe that may be intentional -- sort of "a word to the wise," or "I know the law, you know the law, and you know I know the law." In both bond hearings, O'Mara proceeded in a manner that surprised a lot of court observers. I hope if bond is denied, he might have another surprise in store, and think he just might.
It might be worse for Zimmerman if Judge Lester sets the bond at an amount just on the edge of unreasonable rather than denies it entirely. I think the 5th DCA would have to ignore Paul
to uphold a denial. I doubt they would, though they have done so in the past.