Stuart, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: Complaint of Conspiracy to commit Grand Larceny, subject of Larceny is real estate in NY, one suspect is in FL,

the other is in Georgia, in what jurisdiction should the complaint be filed?

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Jonathan Blecher
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The decision where the criminal complaint is filed is made by the respective prosecutors based on the facts of the case and the laws of each jurisdiction. Generally, cases are filed where the crime (s) occurred or where the subject of the property crime exists. It's also possible to have complaints filed in multiple jurisdictions out of one episode or series of episodes of conduct, depending on the facts.

Terrence H Thorgaard agrees with this answer

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You are apparently asking about a theoretical criminal case. If that's what you mean, it would probably be filed by a prosecutor in New York. If you are asking about a civil case of some sort, either state.

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