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Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 921
SENTENCE
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F.S. 921.241
921.241 Felony judgments; fingerprints and social security number required in record.
(1) At the time a defendant is found guilty of a felony, the judge shall cause the defendant’s fingerprints to be taken.
(2) Every judgment of guilty or not guilty of a felony shall be in writing, signed by the judge, and recorded by the clerk of the court. The judge shall cause to be affixed to every written judgment of guilty of a felony, in open court, in the presence of such judge, and at the time the judgment is rendered, the fingerprints of the defendant against whom such judgment is rendered. Such fingerprints shall be affixed beneath the judge’s signature to such judgment. Beneath such fingerprints shall be appended a certificate to the following effect:

“I hereby certify that the above and foregoing fingerprints on this judgment are the fingerprints of the defendant,  , and that they were placed thereon by said defendant in my presence, in open court, this the   day of  ,   (year)  .”

Such certificate shall be signed by the judge, whose signature thereto shall be followed by the word “Judge.”

(3) Any such written judgment of guilty of a felony, or a certified copy thereof, shall be admissible in evidence in the several courts of this state as prima facie evidence that the fingerprints appearing thereon and certified by the judge as aforesaid are the fingerprints of the defendant against whom such judgment of guilty of a felony was rendered.
(4) At the time the defendant’s fingerprints are taken, the judge shall also cause the defendant’s social security number to be taken. The defendant’s social security number shall be affixed to every written judgment of guilty of a felony, in open court, in the presence of such judge, and at the time the judgment is rendered. If the defendant is unable or unwilling to provide his or her social security number, the reason for its absence shall be indicated on the written judgment.
History.s. 1, ch. 75-23; s. 1, ch. 90-88; s. 48, ch. 96-312; s. 38, ch. 99-6.