Change to Criminal Scoresheets in Florida

The Florida Supreme Court has recently approved a change to the Florida criminal scoresheet.  (See SC11-1381.)  Effecticve September 28, 2011, the Supreme Court has INCREASED the total sentence points from 52 to 60 or less, for which a court may place a defendant into a treatment-based drug court program.

Here is the language that should be added on scoresheets:

“If total sentence points are 60 or less and court makes findings pursuant to both Florida Statutes 948.20 and 397.334(3), the court may place the defendant into a treatment-based drug court program.”

**FYI to defense attorneys:  you should see this language at the bottom of the box where the sentence computation is made.

(Disclaimer: This post is not intended as legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship.)

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