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Tracey v. State
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: SC11-2254

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether the use of real time cell site location information to track a defendant violates the Fourth Amendment if probable cause was not provided to access and use that information. Defendant mo...

Warmington v. State
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: SC12-1050

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of theft of an amount greater than $20,000 but less than $100,000. Defendant appealed the denial of his motion for a mistrial, arguing that testimony elicited by the State d...

LaFave v. State
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: SC12-2232

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a plea agreement, Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd or lascivious battery. The circuit court sentenced Defendant to community control to be followed by seven years of sex offender probation. As a...

Dougherty v. State
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: SC12-2365

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with several offenses, but the trial court entered an order declaring Defendant incompetent to proceed to trial. The trial court later held a competency hearing, during which defense counsel stipula...

Inquiry Concerning Judge Sandy K. Kautz ((SC13-2262 Inquiry Concerning a Judge, No. 13-17 Re: Sandy K. Kautz))
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: SC13-1958

Justia Opinion Summary: The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) served a notice of investigation on Circuit Judge Sandy Kautz pursuant to Rule 6(b) of the FLorida Judicial Qualifications Commissions Rules. The judge entered into a...

State of Florida v. Michael Perez
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: SC13-1958

Inquiry Concerning a Judge, No. 1317 Re: Sandy K. Kautz
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: SC13-2262

State v. Mosley
Date: October 16, 2014
Docket Number: SC13-704

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of lewd and lascivious molestation of a person younger than sixteen and aggravated stalking of a minor under the age of sixteen. Defendant was sentenced as a prison releasee re...

Whitton v. State
Date: October 9, 2014
Docket Number: SC11-2083

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions and sentences on appeal. Defendant later filed a motion for postconviction rel...

Huggins v. State
Date: October 9, 2014
Docket Number: SC11-219

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The trial court subsequently ordered a new trial, after which Appellant was again convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Appellant later filed a postconvicti...

Bryant v. State
Date: October 9, 2014
Docket Number: SC12-1507

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found guilty of felony petit theft and sentenced to five years in prison. Defendant’s offense was subject to the Criminal Punishment Code, but Defendant was entitled to a nonstate prison sanction unless the...

John Steven Huggins v. Michael D. Crews, etc.
Date: October 9, 2014
Docket Number: SC12-2161

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