(1) A judgment of guilty with respect to any offense governed by chapter 796 must be in:

(a) A written record that is signed by the judge and recorded by the clerk of the circuit court; or

Terms Used In Florida Statutes 921.242

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
(b) An electronic record that contains the judge’s electronic signature as defined in s. 933.40 and is recorded by the clerk of the circuit court.
(2) A judge shall cause the fingerprints of a defendant who is found guilty of any offense governed by chapter 796 to be manually taken or electronically captured. Such fingerprints must be certified and filed in the case in which the judgment of guilty is entered as provided in s. 921.241(3).
(3) A written or an electronic judgment of guilty, or a certified copy thereof, is admissible in evidence in the several courts of this state as provided in s. 921.241(4).