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Section 985.214, Florida Statutes 2005

985.214  Prohibited uses of detention.--

(1)  A child alleged to have committed a delinquent act or violation of law may not be placed into secure, nonsecure, or home detention care for any of the following reasons:

(a)  To allow a parent to avoid his or her legal responsibility.

(b)  To permit more convenient administrative access to the child.

(c)  To facilitate further interrogation or investigation.

(d)  Due to a lack of more appropriate facilities.

(2)  A child alleged to be dependent under 1part II of chapter 39 may not, under any circumstances, be placed into secure detention care.

History.--s. 5, ch. 90-208; s. 30, ch. 94-209; s. 22, ch. 97-238; s. 80, ch. 98-280.

1Note.--Provisions comprising part II of chapter 39 were, for the most part, repealed or transferred to other locations by ch. 98-403.

Note.--Former s. 39.043.