County Criminal Court: CRIMINAL LAW Ė Search and Seizure Ė Stop - Trial courtís decision was based upon subsequently overturned case of Bodden; therefore, the order granting the defendantís motion to suppress is reversed. Ė Order granting motion to suppress reversed. State v. Kane, No. CRC 04-12 APANO (Fla. 6th Cir. App. Ct. Nov. 22, 2004).

 

 

 

 

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY

 

 

STATE OF FLORIDA

 

††††††††††† Appellant,

 

v.                                                                                                                                                                   Appeal No. CRC 04-12 APANO

††††††††††††††† UCN522004AP000012XXXXCR

ANDREW STEVEN KANE

 

††††††††††† Appellee.

_______________________________/

 

 

Opinion filed ___________________.

 

Appeal from a decision of the

Pinellas County Court

County Judge William Overton

 

Aaron Slavin, Esq.

Assistant State Attorney

 

ORDER AND OPINION

 

††††††††††† THIS MATTER is before the Court on the Stateís appeal from a decision of the Pinellas County Court to grant the defendantís motion to suppress. The appellee failed to file an answer brief, despite being given ample opportunity to do so. A review of the record shows that the trial court based its decision entirely on the case of State v. Bodden, 872 So.2d 916 (Fla. 2d DCA 2002). At the time of the trial courtís decision, that was binding precedent and obviously had to be followed. Since the trial courtís decision, however, the Florida Supreme Court has reversed the Second Districtís decision in State v. Bodden , 877 So.2d 680 (Fla. 2004). Therefore, because the decision of the trial court was based on case law that has been overruled, the order of the trial court must be reversed.

††††††††††† IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the decision of the trial court is reversed, and this case is remanded to the trial court for action consistent with this Opinion.

††††††††††† DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida this _____ day of November, 2004.

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ____________________________

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† David A. Demers

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Circuit Judge

 

 

 

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ____________________________

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Robert J. Morris, Jr.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Circuit Judge

 

 

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† _____________________________

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Irene S. Sullivan

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Circuit Judge

 

 

cc:†† State Attorney

 

††††††† R. Michael Robinson, Esq.

 

†††††††† Judge Overton