NESRIEN AZURIN vs STATE OF FLORIDA

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DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOURTH DISTRICT NESRIEN AZURIN, Appellant, v. STATE OF FLORIDA, Appellee. No. 4D17-2861 [October 17, 2018] Appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County; Cheryl Caracuzzo, Judge; L.T. Case No. 50-2015-CF001532-AXXX-MB. Carey Haughwout, Public Defender, and Peggy Natale, Assistant Public Defender, West Palm Beach, for appellant. Pamela Jo Bondi, Attorney General, Tallahassee, and Marc B. Hernandez, Assistant Attorney General, West Palm Beach, for appellee. PER CURIAM. Affirmed. GERBER, C.J. and MAY, J., concur. CIKLIN, J., concurs with opinion. CIKLIN, J., concurring. I concur in the decision to affirm. I write to draw attention to a problem presented somewhat regularly in the cases that come before this court: trial counsel’s failure to preserve error. In this case, the lack of preservation was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt. This is not always the case. Non-specific and non-articulated evidentiary objections by any party to a proceeding are categorically unacceptable and the profession should be alarmed at the frequency with which this lack of basic legal acumen takes place. * * * Not final until disposition of timely filed motion for rehearing. 2