Mr. Rosquete’s article on the the Florida Supreme Court’s 2016 decision in Norvil v. State, 191 So. 3d 406 (Fla. 2016) was chosen for publication in the Dade County Bar Association Bulletin. In Norvil, the defendant was arrested for a separate offense while he had a pending criminal case for which he had pled guilty to and was facing sentencing. The Court, held that that the state trial court erred at sentencing when it considered the subsequent arrest for which he had not been convicted for at the time of his sentencing on prior pending offense. Norvil vindicates those who believe that a defendant should not run the risk of incurring punishment twice for the same offense conduct.
A link to the article, The Florida Supreme Court Adopts a New “Bright Line” Rule that Reshapes Sentencing in Norvil v. State (Fla. 2016), DCBA Bulletin (Sept. 2016), can be found at: