Fla. Curbs Judges’ Power To “Withhold” Convictions

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush yesterday signed legislation that tightens “withholds of adjudication” that have enabled hundreds of thousands of lawbreakers to avoid felony convictions — some as many as five times, reports the Miami Herald. The new law restricts judges’ ability to grant the withholds, which keep felony convictions off a defendant’s record even when
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