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Penelope Soto, the teen who flipped off a Miami-Dade judge in 2013, graduates from drug court on Jan. 31, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Drug Charges Dropped Against Teen Who Flipped Off Judge

Drug charges have been dropped against the South Florida teen who was jailed for a brief time after flipping off a Miami-Dade judge during a bond court hearing.

01/31/2014

(Source: CBS4)

2013: The Year That Was In South Florida

Florida courthouses took center stage in 2013, especially with the eyes of the nation glued to the George Zimmerman trial in Sanford.

12/27/2013

Penelope Soto in court on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Teen Who Flipped Off Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea To Drug Charge

The South Florida teen who was jailed for a brief time after flipping off a Miami-Dade judge during a bond court hearing was back in court Monday for her arraignment.

CBS4–02/25/2013

Penelope Soto apologizes to a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge. (Source: CBS4)

Bird-Flipping Defendant Brings Drug Issue To Forefront

As of Midday Monday, a YouTube posting of a giggling and profane teenager in Miami-Dade bond court had more than 12 million hits. Penelope Soto, a Sunset High School senior was sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court after laughing, and later cursing at the bond court judge.

CBS4–02/11/2013

Penelope_Soto_Apologizes

Judge Vacates Jail Term For Teen Who Flipped Him Off

The South Florida teen who was jailed after flipping off a Miami-Dade judge during a bond court hearing apologized to him in person on Friday afternoon.

CBS4–02/08/2013

(Source: Miami-Dade County Police)

Bird-Flipping Teen Appears In Drug Court

A teen who was sentenced to 30 days in jail after she flipped the bird to a Miami-Dade judge during a bond court hearing was back in court Wednesday.

CBS4–02/06/2013

Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat (Source: CBS4)

Judge Flipped Off In Court Has History Of Short Temper

When Penelope Soto, 18, flipped off a Miami-Dade judge and cursed at him, she caught his wrath and was sent to jail for 30 days. But it turns out; 15 years ago another person felt the judge’s wrath on the floor of the Florida legislature.

CBS Miami–02/06/2013

(Source: Miami-Dade County Police)

Judge Sends Bird Flipping Prisoner To The Cage

There’s an old saying that if you’re already in the hole, stop digging. One 18-year-old Miami woman probably should have heeded that advice.

CBS Miami–02/04/2013

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