2005 Florida Statutes
Prohibited uses of detention.
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1Note.--Provisions comprising part II of chapter 39 were, for the most part, repealed or transferred to other locations by ch. 98-403.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.