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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 847
OBSCENITY
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F.S. 847.08
847.08 Hearings for determination of probable cause.Whenever an indictment, information, or affidavit is filed under the provisions of ss. 847.07-847.09, the state attorney or his or her duly appointed assistant may apply to the court for the issuance of an order directing the defendant or his or her principal agent or bailee or other like person to produce the allegedly obscene materials at a time and place so designated by the court for the purpose of determining whether there is probable cause to believe said material is obscene. After hearing the parties on the issue, if the court determines probable cause exists, it may order the material held by the clerk of the court pending further order of the court. This section shall not be construed to prohibit the seizure of obscene materials by any other lawful means.
History.s. 2, ch. 73-120; s. 10, ch. 86-238; s. 1354, ch. 97-102.