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Capital case proceedings; constitutionally deficient representation.
F.S. 27.7045
27.7045 Capital case proceedings; constitutionally deficient representation.Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an attorney employed by the state or appointed pursuant to s. 27.711 may not represent a person charged with a capital offense at trial or on direct appeal or a person sentenced to death in a postconviction proceeding if, in two separate instances, a court, in a capital postconviction proceeding, determined that such attorney provided constitutionally deficient representation and relief was granted as a result. This prohibition on representation shall be for a period of 5 years, which commences at the time relief is granted after the highest court having jurisdiction to review the deficient representation determination has issued its final order affirming the second such determination.
History.s. 7, ch. 2013-216; s. 1, ch. 2016-10.