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Chapter 921
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F.S. 921.242
921.242 Subsequent offenses under chapter 796; method of proof applicable.
(1) Every judgment of guilty with respect to any offense governed by the provisions of chapter 796 shall be in writing, signed by the judge, and recorded by the clerk of the circuit court. The judge shall cause to be affixed to every such written judgment of guilty, in open court and in the presence of such judge, the fingerprints of the defendant against whom such judgment is rendered. Such fingerprints shall be affixed beneath the judge’s signature to any such judgment. Beneath such fingerprints shall be appended a certificate to the following effect:

“I hereby certify that the above and foregoing fingerprints are of the defendant,   (name)  , 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.”

(2) Any such written judgment of guilty, 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 was rendered.
History.s. 4, ch. 81-281; s. 39, ch. 99-6.