Terms Used In Florida Statutes 27.512

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.

(1) In each case in which the court determines that it will not sentence the defendant to imprisonment if convicted, the court shall issue an order of no imprisonment and the court may not appoint the public defender or other counsel to represent the defendant. If the court issues an order of no imprisonment following the appointment of the public defender or other counsel, the court shall immediately terminate the appointed counsel’s services. However, if at any time the court withdraws the order of no imprisonment with respect to an indigent defendant, the court shall appoint the public defender to represent the defendant.
(2) The form and contents of an order of no imprisonment shall be determined by rules adopted by the Supreme Court.