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Florida Criminal Law Resources

Bodiford Law presents our Florida Criminal Law Resource Page.  Here you will find links to pages on our site that will help you research and understand Florida criminal statutes, rules, jury instructions, and even some important cases.

Florida Criminal Statutes

Commonly Charged Crimes in Florida – the actual statutes that define crimes that are common in Florida criminal courts.

Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure

Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure – commonly used rules in the criminal courts of Florida.

Florida Criminal Jury Instructions

Jury Instructions in Common Florida Criminal Cases – from the Florida Supreme Court, these instructions are what judges give to juries after they hear the evidence in a case, in order to deliberate to determine if a crime was committed.  The instructions break down the statutes into the “elements”, or things the State has to prove in order to convict.

Other Florida Criminal Law Resources

Joe Bodiford’s books

Florida Criminal Cases Notebook

Cross Examination in a Nutshell



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These Florida Criminal Law Resources are made available to you to help you understand the statutes, rules, jury instructions, and other policies that come into play. When facing a criminal charge, knowledge is power – knowing the laws that will be used in court is essential to understanding how your attorney can defend you. It also helps you help your attorney.

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