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Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 932
PROVISIONS SUPPLEMENTAL TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW
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F.S. 932.65
932.65 Filing formal charges; petitioner incarcerated.When a person is incarcerated for a violation of a county or municipal ordinance and fails, or is otherwise unable, to be released on bond and requests a trial by jury, the person shall be transferred within 5 days to the jail facilities of the criminal court providing trial by jury. The prosecuting authority shall file formal charges within 3 days of the transfer of the person who fails, or is unable to post bond. Upon the failure or inability of the prosecuting authority to file charges, the person incarcerated shall be released and the provisions of s. 932.62, shall apply. It shall be the responsibility of the jailer releasing the prisoner to have the prisoner execute and sign an agreement to appear before the court to which his or her case has been transferred in accordance with s. 932.62.
History.s. 1, ch. 70-372; s. 1568, ch. 97-102.