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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 860
OFFENSES CONCERNING AIRCRAFT, MOTOR VEHICLES, VESSELS, AND RAILROADS
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CHAPTER 860 Florida Statutes and Case Law
CHAPTER 860
OFFENSES CONCERNING AIRCRAFT, MOTOR VEHICLES, VESSELS, AND RAILROADS
860.02 Carelessness of common carrier.
860.03 Intoxicated servant of common carrier.
860.04 Riding or attempting to ride on a railroad train with intent to ride free.
860.05 Unauthorized person interfering with railroad train, cars, or engines.
860.065 Commercial transportation; penalty for use in commission of a felony.
860.07 Unauthorized persons giving signals to railroad trains or engines.
860.08 Interference with railroad signals prohibited; penalty.
860.09 Interference with railroad track and other equipment prohibited; penalties.
860.091 Violations of s. 860.05, s. 860.08, or s. 860.09 resulting in death; penalty.
860.10 Disposing of duplicate switch keys of railroad companies; penalty.
860.11 Injuring railroad structures; driving cattle on tracks.
860.121 Crimes against railroad vehicles; penalties.
860.13 Operation of aircraft while intoxicated or in careless or reckless manner; penalty.
860.14 Motor vehicle parts and accessories; records of certain purchases.
860.145 Airbag Antitheft Act.
860.146 Fake airbags; junk-filled airbag compartment.
860.15 Overcharging for repairs and parts; penalty.
860.16 Aircraft piracy; penalty.
860.17 Tampering with or interfering with motor vehicles or trailers.
860.20 Outboard motors; identification numbers.
860.02 Carelessness of common carrier.Whoever, having management or control of or over any railroad train, steamboat, or other public conveyance used for the common carriage of passengers is guilty of gross carelessness or neglect in or in relation to the conduct, management and control of such conveyance, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.083.
History.s. 48, ch. 1637, 1868; RS 2692; GS 3637; RGS 5573; CGL 7759; s. 1086, ch. 71-136.
860.03 Intoxicated servant of common carrier.If any person while in charge of a locomotive engine, acting as the conductor or superintendent of a car or train, on the car or train as a brakeman, employed to attend the switches, drawbridges or signal stations on any railway, or acting as captain or pilot on any steamboat shall be intoxicated, the person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.RS 2693; GS 3638; RGS 5574; CGL 7760; s. 1087, ch. 71-136; s. 1390, ch. 97-102.
860.04 Riding or attempting to ride on a railroad train with intent to ride free.Any person who, without permission of those having authority, with the intention of being transported free, rides or attempts to ride on any railroad train in this state shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 4703, 1899; GS 3643; RGS 5579; CGL 7765; s. 1088, ch. 71-136.
860.05 Unauthorized person interfering with railroad train, cars, or engines.Any person, other than an employee or authorized agent of the railroad company acting within the line of duty, who shall knowingly or willfully detach or uncouple any train; put on, apply, or tamper with any brake, bell cord, or emergency valve; or otherwise interfere with any train, engine, car, or part thereof is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 4704, 1899; GS 3654; RGS 5591; CGL 7777; s. 1089, ch. 71-136; s. 1, ch. 79-360; s. 1391, ch. 97-102.
860.065 Commercial transportation; penalty for use in commission of a felony.
(1) It is unlawful for any person to attempt to obtain, solicit to obtain, or obtain any means of public or commercial transportation or conveyance, including vessels, aircraft, railroad trains, or commercial vehicles as defined in s. 316.003, with the intent to use such public or commercial transportation or conveyance to commit any felony or to facilitate the commission of any felony.
(2) Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (1) commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided for in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 1, ch. 2002-79; s. 82, ch. 2016-239.
860.07 Unauthorized persons giving signals to railroad trains or engines.Any person who wrongfully, recklessly, or wantonly and without authority, signals any train or engine in this state with a red light or with a red flag, or gives any signal calculated to affect the movement or operation of any train, engine, or cars on any railroad in this state shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. This section shall not apply to any person giving signals to stop a train for the purpose of preventing an accident to such train, or at a regular station or flag station when the train is flagged for the purpose of taking passage on said train.
History.s. 1, ch. 4708, 1899; GS 3656; RGS 5593; CGL 7779; s. 1091, ch. 71-136.
860.08 Interference with railroad signals prohibited; penalty.Any person, other than an employee or authorized agent of a railroad company acting within the line of duty, who knowingly or willfully interferes with or removes any railroad signal system used to control railroad operations, any railroad crossing warning devices, or any lantern, light, lamp, torch, flag, fuse, torpedo, or other signal used in connection with railroad operations is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 4705, 1899; GS 3657; RGS 5594; CGL 7780; s. 1092, ch. 71-136; s. 1, ch. 79-360; s. 1392, ch. 97-102.
860.09 Interference with railroad track and other equipment prohibited; penalties.Any person, other than an employee or authorized agent of a railroad company acting within the line of duty, who knowingly or willfully moves, interferes with, removes, or obstructs any railroad switch, bridge, track, crossties, or other equipment located on the right-of-way or property of a railroad and used in railroad operations is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 1, ch. 3755, 1887; RS 2698; GS 3660; RGS 5597; CGL 7783; s. 1093, ch. 71-136; s. 1, ch. 79-360; s. 1393, ch. 97-102.
860.091 Violations of s. 860.05, s. 860.08, or s. 860.09 resulting in death; penalty.Any person who violates the provisions of s. 860.05, s. 860.08, or s. 860.09 when such violation results in the death of another person is guilty of homicide as defined in chapter 782, punishable as provided in s. 775.082.
History.s. 2, ch. 79-360.
860.10 Disposing of duplicate switch keys of railroad companies; penalty.It is unlawful for any person to make, buy, sell, or give away any duplicate key to any lock belonging to or in use by any railroad company in this state on its switches or switch tracks, except on the written order of the officer of said railroad company whose duty it is to distribute and issue switch lock keys to the employees of such railroad company. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 9307, 1923; CGL 7786; s. 1094, ch. 71-136.
860.11 Injuring railroad structures; driving cattle on tracks.Whoever otherwise wantonly or maliciously injures any bridge, trestle, culvert, cattle guard, or other superstructure of any railroad company or salts the track of any railroad company for the purpose of attracting cattle thereto, or who shall drive cattle thereon, shall be guilty of a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 3, ch. 3281, 1881; RS 2699; GS 3661; RGS 5598; CGL 7784; s. 1095, ch. 71-136.
860.121 Crimes against railroad vehicles; penalties.
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot at, throw any object capable of causing death or great bodily harm at, or place any object capable of causing death or great bodily harm in the path of any railroad train, locomotive, car, caboose, or other railroad vehicle.
(2)(a) Any person who violates subsection (1) with respect to an unoccupied railroad vehicle is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(b) Any person who violates subsection (1) with respect to an occupied railroad vehicle or a railroad vehicle connected thereto is guilty of a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(c) Any person who violates subsection (1), if such violation results in great bodily harm, is guilty of a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(d) Any person who violates subsection (1), if such violation results in death, is guilty of homicide as defined in chapter 782, punishable as provided in s. 775.082.
History.s. 3, ch. 79-360.
860.13 Operation of aircraft while intoxicated or in careless or reckless manner; penalty.
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person:
(a) To operate an aircraft in the air or on the ground or water while under the influence of:
1. Alcoholic beverages;
2. Any substance controlled under chapter 893;
3. Any chemical substance set forth in s. 877.111; or
(b) To operate an aircraft in the air or on the ground or water in a careless or reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another.
(2) In any prosecution charging careless or reckless operation of aircraft in violation of this section, the court, in determining whether the operation was careless or reckless, shall consider the standards for safe operation of aircraft as prescribed by federal statutes or regulations governing aeronautics.
(3) Violation of this section shall constitute a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(4) It shall be the duty of any court in which there is a conviction for violation of this statute to report such conviction to the Federal Aviation Administration for its guidance and information with respect to the pilot’s certificate.
History.ss. 1-4, ch. 25259, 1949; s. 1096, ch. 71-136; ss. 1, 2A, ch. 71-282; s. 32, ch. 73-331; s. 5, ch. 83-187; s. 15, ch. 2010-117.
860.14 Motor vehicle parts and accessories; records of certain purchases.Every person engaged in the business of buying and selling parts and accessories for motor vehicles who purchases such parts and accessories from any person other than manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, or other persons usually and regularly engaged in the business of selling such parts and accessories shall keep a daily record of all such parts and accessories so purchased, which record shall show the date and time of each purchase of such parts and accessories, the name and address of each person from whom such parts and accessories were purchased, the number of the driver license of such person or, if such person does not have a driver license, adequate information to properly identify such person, and a detailed description of the parts and accessories purchased from such person, which description shall include all serial and other identifying numbers, if any. Such records shall be retained for not less than 1 year and shall at all times be subject to the inspection of all police or peace officers. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 1, ch. 61-420; s. 1097, ch. 71-136.
860.145 Airbag Antitheft Act.
(1) SHORT TITLE.This section may be cited as the “Airbag Antitheft Act.”
(2) DEFINITIONS.As used in this section, the term “airbag” means an inflatable restraint system that is designed to be installed and to operate in a motor vehicle to activate in the event of a crash; and the term “salvaged airbag” means an airbag that has been removed from a motor vehicle.
(3) PURCHASE, SALE, OR INSTALLATION OF SALVAGED AIRBAGS; RECORDS.Any person engaged in the business of purchasing, selling, or installing salvaged airbags shall maintain a manual or electronic record of the purchase, sale, or installation, which must include the identification number of the salvaged airbag; the vehicle identification number of the vehicle from which the salvaged airbag was removed; the name, address, and driver license number or other means of identification of the person from whom the salvaged airbag was purchased; and, in the event that the salvaged airbag is installed, the vehicle identification number of the vehicle into which the airbag is installed. Such record must be maintained for 36 months following the transaction and may be inspected during normal business hours by any law enforcement officer of this state or other authorized representative of the agency charged with administration of this section. Any person who sells a salvaged airbag or who installs a salvaged airbag must disclose to the purchaser or consumer that the airbag is salvaged. Upon request, information within a portion of such record pertaining to a specific transaction must be provided to an insurer or consumer.
(4) PROHIBITION; PENALTIES.
(a) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess, sell, or install a stolen uninstalled airbag; a new or salvaged airbag from which the manufacturer’s part identification number has been removed, altered, or defaced; or an airbag taken from a stolen motor vehicle. Any person who violates this paragraph commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(b) Any person who fails to maintain complete and accurate records, to prepare complete and accurate documents, to provide information within a portion of such record upon request, or to properly disclose that an airbag is salvaged, as required by this act, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 1, ch. 99-170.
860.146 Fake airbags; junk-filled airbag compartment.
(1) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Airbag” means a motor vehicle inflatable occupant restraint system, including all component parts, such as the cover, sensors, controllers, inflators, and wiring, that is designed in accordance with federal safety regulations for a given make, model, and year of a vehicle.
(b) “Counterfeit airbag” means an airbag displaying a mark identical or similar to the genuine mark of a motor vehicle manufacturer without authorization from said manufacturer.
(c) “Fake airbag” means any item other than an airbag that was designed in accordance with federal safety regulations for a given make, model, and year of motor vehicle as part of a motor vehicle inflatable restraint system, including counterfeit or nonfunctioning airbags.
(d) “Junk-filled airbag compartment” means an airbag compartment that is filled with any substance that does not function in the same manner or to the same extent as an airbag to protect vehicle occupants in a vehicle crash. The term does not include a compartment from which an airbag has deployed if there is no concealment of the deployment.
(e) “Nonfunctional airbag” means a replacement airbag that:
1. Was previously deployed or damaged;
2. Has an electric fault that is detected by the vehicle airbag diagnostic system after the installation procedure is completed; or
3. Includes any part or object, including, but not limited to, a counterfeit or repaired airbag cover, installed in a motor vehicle to mislead the owner or operator of such motor vehicle into believing that a functional airbag has been installed.
(2) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly import, manufacture, purchase, sell, offer for sale, install, or reinstall on a vehicle a fake airbag or junk-filled airbag compartment. Any person who violates this subsection commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 1, ch. 2001-85; s. 4, ch. 2014-181.
860.15 Overcharging for repairs and parts; penalty.
(1) It is unlawful for a person to knowingly charge for any services on motor vehicles which are not actually performed, to knowingly and falsely charge for any parts and accessories for motor vehicles not actually furnished, or to knowingly and fraudulently substitute parts when such substitution has no relation to the repairing or servicing of the motor vehicle.
(2) Any person willfully violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(3) If the charges referred to in subsection (1) will be paid from the proceeds of a motor vehicle insurance policy, a person willfully violating the provisions of this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 1, ch. 63-203; s. 1098, ch. 71-136; s. 7, ch. 2003-148.
860.16 Aircraft piracy; penalty.Whoever without lawful authority seizes or exercises control, by force or violence and with wrongful intent, of any aircraft containing a nonconsenting person or persons within this state is guilty of the crime of aircraft piracy, a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 1, ch. 72-725.
860.17 Tampering with or interfering with motor vehicles or trailers.Whoever, without authority, willfully, maliciously, or intentionally tampers with, attempts to tamper with, or otherwise interferes with any motor vehicle or trailer of another which results in the cargo or contents of such motor vehicle or trailer becoming unloaded or damaged, or which results in the mechanical functions of such motor vehicle or trailer becoming inoperative or impaired, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. A second or subsequent conviction of any person violating this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 1, ch. 73-181.
860.20 Outboard motors; identification numbers.
(1)(a) The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shall adopt rules specifying the locations and manner in which serial numbers for outboard motors shall be affixed. In adopting such rules, the department shall consider the adequacy of voluntary industry standards, the current state of technology, and the overall purpose of reducing vessel and motor thefts in the state.
(b) Any outboard motor manufactured after October 1, 1985, which is for sale in the state shall comply with the serial number rules promulgated by the department. Any person, firm, or corporation which sells or offers for sale any outboard boat motor manufactured after October 1, 1985, which does not comply with this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(2)(a) It is unlawful for any person to possess any outboard boat motor with the knowledge that the serial number required by subsection (1) has been removed, erased, defaced, or otherwise altered to prevent identification.
(b) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess, manufacture, sell or exchange, offer to sell or exchange, supply in blank, or give away any counterfeit manufacturer’s outboard motor serial number plate or decal used for the purpose of identification of any outboard motor; to authorize, direct, aid in exchange, or give away such counterfeit manufacturer’s outboard motor serial number plate or decal; or to conspire to do any of the foregoing.
(c) Any person who violates any provision of this subsection is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(3) If any of the serial numbers required by this section to identify ownership of an outboard motor do not exist or have been removed, erased, defaced, or otherwise altered to prevent identification and its true identity cannot be determined, the outboard motor may be seized as contraband property by a law enforcement agency and shall be subject to forfeiture pursuant to ss. 932.701-932.704. Such outboard motor may not be sold or used to propel a vessel on the waters of the state unless the department is directed by written order of a court of competent jurisdiction to issue to the outboard motor a replacement identifying number which shall be affixed to the outboard motor and shall thereafter be used for identification purposes.
History.s. 3, ch. 83-102; s. 1, ch. 84-129; s. 2, ch. 86-73; s. 476, ch. 94-356; s. 125, ch. 2002-20.

Statutes updated from Official Statutes on: January 26, 2022
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Amendments to 860


Arrestable Offenses / Crimes under Fla. Stat. 860
Level: Degree
Misdemeanor/Felony: First/Second/Third

860.02 - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - CARELESSNESS OR NEGLECT OF COMMON CARRIER - M: F
860.03 - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - INTOXICATED EMPLOYEE OF COMMON CARRIER - M: S
860.04 - FRAUD-SWINDLE - UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS BOARD TRAIN - M: S
860.05 - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - INTERFERE WITH RAILROAD TRAIN - F: T
860.065 - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - OBTAIN CONVEYANCE COMMIT FELONY - F: T
860.07 - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - UNAUTHORIZED PERSON GIVE SIGNALS TO TRAIN - M: S
860.08 - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - INTERFERE WITH RAILROAD SIGNAL - F: T
860.09 - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - INTERFERE WITH RAILROAD TRACK OR EQUIPMENT - F: T
860.091 - HOMICIDE - INTERFERE W RAILROAD CAUSE DEATH - F: S
860.10 - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - MAKE BUY ETC SWITCH KEYS OF RAILROAD COMPANY - M: S
860.11 - DAMAGE PROP - DRIVE CATTLE ON TRACK INJURE RAILROAD STRUCT - F: S
860.121 2a - FIRING WEAPON - THROW OBJECT OR SHOOT AT UNOCC RAILROAD VEH - F: T
860.121 2b - FIRING WEAPON - THROW OBJECT OR SHOOT AT OCCUPIED RAILROAD VEH - F: S
860.121 2c - FIRING WEAPON - THROW OBJECT OR SHOOT RAILROAD VEH GREAT HARM - F: F
860.121 2d - HOMICIDE - THROW OBJECT OR SHOOT AT RAILROAD VEH DEATH - F: S
860.13 1a - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - RECKLESS OPR AIRCRAFT WHILE UND THE INFLUENCE - F: T
860.13 1b - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - OPERATE AIRCRAFT IN A CARELESS RECKLESS MANNER - F: T
860.14 - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - FAIL KEEP RECORDS RE PURCHASE VEH PARTS ACC - M: S
860.145 4a - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - POSS/SELL/INSTALL STOLEN UNINSTALLED AIRBAG - F: T
860.145 4a - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - POSS/SELL/INST AIRBAG W ALTERD/DEFACED/RMVD ID - F: T
860.145 4a - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - POSS/SELL/INSTALL AIRBAG TAKEN FROM STOLEN VEH - F: T
860.145 4b - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - FAIL TO DISCLOSE SALVAGED AIRBAG INFO - M: F
860.145 4b - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - FAIL TO MAINTAIN SALVAGED AIRBAG RECORDS - M: F
860.146 2 - PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - BUY SELL INSTALL FAKE AIRBAG JUNK FILL COMPART - F: S
860.15 - FRAUD - OVERCHARGE FOR REPAIR AND PART - M: S
860.15 3 - FRAUD - OVERCHARGE PARTS REPAIRS PAID BY MTR VEH INS - F: T
860.16 - KIDNAP-HIJACK AIRCRAFT - AIRCRAFT PIRACY - F: F
860.17 - DAMAGE PROP - TAMPER INTERFERE WITH VEH OR TRAILER SUBSQ OFF - M: F
860.17 - DAMAGE PROP - TAMPER OR INTERFERE W VEH OR TRAILER 1ST OFF - M: S
860.20 - PROPERTY CRIMES - BOAT MOTOR FAIL TO COMPLY WITH RULES - M: F
860.20 2a - POSSESS COUNTERFEITED - OUTBOARD MOTOR WITH SERIAL NUMBER REMOVED - F: T
860.20 2b - COUNTERFEITING OF - MANUFACTURE OUTBOARD MOTOR SERIAL NUMBER - F: T
860.20 2b - PASS COUNTERFEITED - SELL OUTBOARD MOTOR SERIAL NUMBER - F: T
860.20 2b - POSSESS COUNTERFEITED - OUTBOARD MOTOR SERIAL NUMBER - F: T


Civil Citations / Citable Offenses under S860
R or S next to points is Mandatory Revocation or Suspension

Current data shows no reason a civil citation or a suspension or revocation of license should have been issued under Florida Statute 860.


Annotations, Discussions, Cases:

  1. U.S. v. Slaughter

    238 F.3d 580 (5th Cir. 2001)   Cited 94 times
    2. In the balance of this opinion, we address the issues presented by appellant in his supplemental brief as to impact of the Supreme Court decision in Apprendi on the convictions and sentences rendered against appellant for violations of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a) and (b), 846, and 860(a).
    PAGE 582
  2. U.S. v. Smith

    13 F.3d 380 (10th Cir. 1993)   Cited 37 times
    We agree with those circuits that have concluded that § 860 constitutes an "offense" which has as an element of proof that the distribution occurred within 1,000 feet of a protected place. While some circuits construed § 860 before it was renumbered and amended, these differences do not affect our inquiry. Similarly, § 860(a) includes as protected places playgrounds and various types of schools. Some circuits construed the statute in the school context, yet the analysis of § 860(a) as an offense would also apply to a playground. See United States v. Freyre-Lazaro, 3 F.3d 1496, 1507 (11th Cir. 1993) (holding that § 841(a) is a lesser included offense of § 860); United States v. Scott, 987 F.2d 261, 266 (5th Cir. 1993) (same); United States v. Thornton, 901 F.2d 738, 741 (9th Cir. 1990) (statute "incorporates the sentencing enhancement element into the underlying offense"); United States v. Holland, 810 F.2d 1215, 1218 (D.C. Cir.) (statute "adds an element to the offense of section 841(a)" which must be "proved"), cert. denied, 481 U.S. 1057, 107 S.Ct. 2199, 95 L.Ed.2d 854 (1987).
    PAGE 383
  3. Buckeye Check Cashing v. Cardegna

    546 U.S. 440 (2006)   Cited 1,749 times   32 Legal Analyses
    Respondents appealed, and the Florida Supreme Court reversed, reasoning that to enforce an agreement to arbitrate in a contract challenged as unlawful "'could breathe life into a contract that not only violates state law, but also is criminal in nature. . . .'" 894 So. 2d 860, 862 (2005) (quoting Party Yards, Inc. v. Templeton, 751 So. 2d 121, 123 (Fla.App. 2000)). We granted certiorari. 545 U. S. 1127 (2005).
    PAGE 443
  4. Whren v. United States

    517 U.S. 806 (1996)   Cited 7,940 times   38 Legal Analyses
    Petitioners were charged in a four-count indictment with violating various federal drug laws, including 21 U.S.C. § 844(a) and 860(a). At a pretrial suppression hearing, they challenged the legality of the stop and the resulting seizure of the drugs. They argued that the stop had not been justified by probable cause to believe, or even reasonable suspicion, that petitioners were engaged in illegal drug-dealing activity; and that Officer Soto's asserted ground for approaching the vehicle — to give the driver a warning concerning traffic violations — was pretextual. The District Court denied the suppression motion, concluding that "the facts of the stop were not controverted," and "[t]here was nothing to really demonstrate that the actions of the officers were contrary to a normal traffic stop." App. 5.
    PAGE 809
  5. Midland Asphalt Corp. v. United States

    489 U.S. 794 (1989)   Cited 639 times   1 Legal Analyses
    "Certainly, the fact that this Court has held dismissal of the indictment to be the proper remedy when the Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial has been violated . . . does not mean that a defendant enjoys a `right not to be tried' which must be safeguarded by interlocutory appellate review. Dismissal of the indictment is the proper sanction when a defendant has been granted immunity from prosecution, when his indictment is defective, or, usually, when the only evidence against him was seized in violation of the Fourth Amendment. Obviously, however, this has not led the Court to conclude that such defendants can pursue interlocutory appeals." MacDonald, supra, at 860, n. 7.
    PAGE 801
  6. Saffle v. Parks

    494 U.S. 484 (1990)   Cited 962 times   5 Legal Analyses
    It was on this claim that the Tenth Circuit granted respondent habeas corpus relief. 860 F.2d, at 1556. The court reasoned as follows:
    PAGE 500
  7. See, e. g., Haynes v. Felder, 239 F.2d 868, 872-875 (C.A. 5th Cir. 1957); Holcomb v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., 255 F.2d 577, 582 (C.A. 10th Cir.), cert. denied sub nom. Fleming v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., 358 U.S. 879 (1958); Cramer v. Phoenix Mut. Life Ins. Co., 91 F.2d 141, 146-147 (C.A. 8th Cir.), cert. denied, 302 U.S. 739 (1937); Commercial Union Insurance Co. of New York v. Adams, 231 F. Supp. 860, 863 (D.C. S.D. Ind. 1964); 3 Moore, Federal Practice ¶ 22.09, at 3033.
    PAGE 531
  8. 860 Executive Towers, Inc. v. Board of Assessors

    53 A.D.2d 463 (N.Y. App. Div. 1976)   Cited 48 times
    Collateral estoppel may be asserted by a stranger to a prior suit or proceeding, provided that the party against whom the estoppel is directed had a full and fair opportunity to litigate the identical issue or issues (Schwartz v Public Administrator of County of Bronx, 24 N.Y.2d 65, 71). The doctrine is, of course, not blindly applied; the circumstances must be carefully examined in each case to make certain that the party said to be estopped would not be unfairly or prejudicially treated (Read v Sacco, 49 A.D.2d 471, 474). Here it appears without doubt that the County is raising the identical issues in the later proceedings concerning the validity of the statistical methods of SBEA which it did in the 860 proceeding. Moreover, the review which we have made of the evidence submitted in the 860 proceeding shows that the County fully litigated the issues, and cannot be prejudiced by the ruling of the Special Term that it is now precluded from raising the same issues again. Surely, it would constitute a waste of time, energy and money to permit the issues to be tried once more by the introduction of the lengthy and technical evidence which was offered in the…
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  9. Adams v. DeWine (In re Ohio Execution Protocol Litig.)

    946 F.3d 287 (6th Cir. 2019)   Cited 178 times
    With respect to Glossip ’s first prong, the "relevant question" is whether the inmate has met his "heavy burden to show that" the state’s chosen method of execution will cause serious pain that the inmate "is sure or very likely to be conscious enough to experience." Campbell v. Kasich , 881 F.3d 447, 450 (6th Cir. 2018) (quoting Fears v. Morgan , 860 F.3d 881, 886 (6th Cir.) (en banc), cert. denied , ––– U.S. ––––, 137 S. Ct. 2238, 198 L.Ed.2d 761 (2017) ).
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  10. Sanchez v. State

    376 S.W.3d 767 (Tex. Crim. App. 2012)   Cited 207 times
    The court of appeals held that the trial court committed reversible error by permitting the jury to convict appellant on theories not supported by the evidence. See id. at 779–80. Citing this Court's decision in Hicks v. State, 860 S.W.2d 419 (Tex.Crim.App.1993), the court of appeals determined that the Hicks rule applied because two of the alternatives in the indictment had alleged that the murder was caused by manner and means unknown to the grand jury. Id. (citing Hicks, 860 S.W.2d at 424). It determined that Dr. Salinas's testimony explained that the cause of death was asphyxia and the manner and means of death was strangulation, either manually or by a stun gun or both. Id. After concluding that the record established known manner and means of death, the court of appeals faulted the State for not producing evidence that the grand jury had used due diligence in attempting to ascertain the cause of death when it issued its indictment alleging unknown manner and means. Id. The court noted that the State usually satisfies this burden by calling a member of the grand jury to describe what actions the grand jury undertook to determine the cause of death. Id. It…
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