Navigating The Text Of Crime And Punishment
Florida laws are organized into chapters, which act as categories for each type of crime. The chapters make it easier to keep similar crimes grouped into their own group. For instance, burglary and tresspassing laws are related – they are under Chapter 810 – because typically one must tresspass in order to commit a burglary, among other reasons. Forgery and counterfeiting are grouped together, in Chapter 831, as they are similar in nature.
When you are arrested or charged with a crime, typically the chapter number and its sub-parts will be identified. The statute may be something like 838.021, which is under Chapter 838. The statue in question relates to corruption by threat against public servants.
Knowing what charges you are facing helps your attorney prepare your case, so having that information available when you meet with Glenn R. Roderman for the first time will make a difference in how quickly work can begin on a proper defense. Sometimes, however, not all the information is available at the outset; in some cases, there are new charges that have yet to be filed. In these cases, knowing the statute is, obviously, impossible until the state attorney presents the court with an information filing.
In this section, we are going to discuss each chapter of the laws and what those chapters cover. There are many of them, but in the interest of providing a public service, we will be publishing the pages as they are completed, rather than wait for the entire section to be finished.