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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 921
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F.S. 921.242
921.242 Subsequent offenses under chapter 796; method of proof applicable.
(1) A judgment of guilty with respect to any offense governed by chapter 796 must be in:
(a) A written record that is signed by the judge and recorded by the clerk of the circuit court; or
(b) An electronic record that contains the judge’s electronic signature as defined in s. 933.40 and is recorded by the clerk of the circuit court.
(2) A judge shall cause the fingerprints of a defendant who is found guilty of any offense governed by chapter 796 to be manually taken or electronically captured. Such fingerprints must be certified and filed in the case in which the judgment of guilty is entered as provided in s. 921.241(3).
(3) A written or an electronic judgment of guilty, or a certified copy thereof, is admissible in evidence in the several courts of this state as provided in s. 921.241(4).
History.s. 4, ch. 81-281; s. 39, ch. 99-6; s. 7, ch. 2019-98; s. 11, ch. 2021-230.