Is Florida's application of the Circumstantial Evidence Rule at risk?
It would appear that the Florida circumstantial evidence rule is at risk of being, if not outright removed, substantially modified (or, stated another way, clarified). Earlier this month, the Florida Supreme Court heard oral argument in Knight v. State, a constructive possession of cannabis case, to address the issue. The advocate for the State of Florida was lobbying for a very broad (defense un-friendly) rule of law. This opinion will be enormously important.
This article was authored by Jordan Redavid, Esq., a founding partner at Fischer Redavid PLLC. Jordan Redavid is a Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer who represents people from DUI and Drug Crimes to Fraud, and many other criminal charges in both State and Federal court. Jordan Redavid is both a Miami Trial Lawyer and a Miami Appeals Lawyer.