Q: Can a Assistant State Attorney file charges on someone from another county, even if that person is not from nor live in
the assistant state attorney COUNTY?...under Florida law
A: Yes, absolutely. A state attorney from a certain county can bring charges against someone from a different county for a crime that occurred in the state attorney’s county. In other words, if a crime occurs in Miami-Dade, but the defendant is from Broward, the Miami-Dade ASA can charge the defendant from Broward with the crime that occurred in Miami-Dade, and the case would be heard in Miami-Dade criminal court. Consult with a Miami criminal defense attorney if the case is in Miami.
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