This article discusses how the State of Florida prosecutes under the new sentence enhancement provision of Florida’s anti-gang statute. Part I discusses the general history of the provision. Part II analyzes different state approaches to the enhancement provision. Finally, Part III concludes the article with two recommendations. First, a statutory response that provides all courts in the State with clear direction to implement this provision. Second, a judicial approach for Florida courts to consistently implement a provision that is essential to Florida’s war on criminal gangs.
Rodrigo M. Caruço,
In the Trenches of Florida’s War on Gangs: A Framework for Prosecuting Florida’s Anti-Gang Sentence Enhancement Provision,
Barry L. Rev.
Available at: https://lawpublications.barry.edu/barrylrev/vol14/iss1/5