Legal Question in Criminal Law in Florida

Crimes across state lines

If a person on vacation is charged with an act that is illegal in the state he or she is visiting, in which district does the trial take place: the home district of the accused or the district in which the crime was allegedly commited?

Asked on 8/05/07, 11:27 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Valerie Masters Valerie Masters, P.A.

Re: Crimes across state lines

Where the crime took place.

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Answered on 8/06/07, 9:56 am

Scott R. Jay Law Offices of Scott R. Jay

Re: Crimes across state lines

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Whereever the crime took place is the jurisdiction for the court case which will ensue.

Scott R. Jay, Esq.

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Answered on 8/05/07, 11:43 pm
Michael Stewart Michael D. Stewart

Re: Crimes across state lines

It can be where the crime took place.

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Answered on 8/06/07, 7:17 am

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