How to Search for Florida Arrest Records and Find the Record of Your Arrest
On Friday, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that Florida’s strict mandatory minimum sentencing laws do not allow for the use of GPS tracking.
The court, which is considering an appeal of the court’s ruling, said it is “unquestionably” that Florida is a “high-crime state” and the state’s law on mandatory minimums and mandatory minimum sentences has been a “failure.”
The court’s decision is a major setback for Florida’s criminal justice system.
“We’re glad that the Florida court decided to strike down the state law, which was passed in 2010 to address the high rate of incarceration in the state,” said Chris Goldstein, director of the Florida Justice Project at the Brennan Center for Justice.
“But the Florida law has not been able to prevent this from happening.
That’s why we’ve been advocating for this court to reconsider the law and to move forward with the trial of defendant Justin Gaethje, who was arrested in January for allegedly killing his girlfriend.”
Gaethjje was arrested on December 2 after allegedly shooting and killing her and his wife in a murder-suicide.
A jury found Gaethji guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery, and sentenced him to life in prison.
However, on Friday, Gaethja was released from jail and will be sentenced to death.
He is currently in a federal facility in Tampa, where he is awaiting trial.
“Today’s ruling by the Florida Court of Appeals was a victory for the criminal justice community,” said Stephanie Daley, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida.
“The Florida court found that the law under which Gaethjacjje is being held violates the constitutional rights of the accused.
And today, he will be eligible for the death penalty.
This is a victory in the fight for fairness and due process for our most vulnerable citizens.”
In a press release, the ACLU of Florida said the Florida appellate court “upholds the state and federal constitutional rights and guarantees due process in the criminal process” and is “committed to ensuring the constitutional protections afforded to all Floridians are preserved.”
The American Civil Rights Union of Georgia and the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty also welcomed the decision.
“These convictions and sentences are outrageous and unjust,” said Nellie Byrd, legal counsel for the National Center for the Advancement of Colored People, a national advocacy organization.
“There is no justification for Florida to keep a convicted murderer behind bars.
Gaethjcje’s trial was scheduled to begin on January 20. “
If GaethJekes case is not transferred to federal court, we will continue our efforts to prevent the death sentence from being imposed on the innocent man who murdered his wife and girlfriend,” she added.
Gaethjcje’s trial was scheduled to begin on January 20.
The state is appealing the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Gaetzje, an African-American, was arrested when he was 19 and charged with killing his partner in the early morning hours of December 9, 2011, and his girlfriend in the same incident.
Gaetheje told police he had a gun in his car, and that he was going to a party, but did not tell anyone what he was doing, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
The couple was found dead in the back seat of a white SUV, according the police report.
Gaetje was sentenced to a life sentence without parole and is scheduled to be released from federal prison in 2018.
He was released on bail in December and is awaiting a new trial.
Gaeton University Law School professor Richard Posner, a professor of criminal justice and public policy, said the Supreme Court ruling is an important victory for Gaethjayes case.
“It will hopefully send a clear message to other state and local governments that they should follow the federal courts’ direction in this area,” Posner said.
“A life sentence with no possibility of parole is simply outrageous.
The Supreme Court has made clear that states should be responsible for ensuring that people with violent criminal records are held accountable for their crimes, and should be free to do so.”
Gaetjje’s lawyers have filed an appeal with the U,S.
Court of Federal Claims, which has the authority to review state criminal cases.
The case has been sent to the federal appeals court for consideration.