§ 281.01 Definitions
§ 281.02 Powers and duties of the Department of Management Services with respect to firesafety and security
§ 281.03 Incident reports and record retention
§ 281.06 Contracts with counties, municipalities, or licensed private security agencies
§ 281.07 Rules; Facilities Program; traffic regulation
§ 281.08 Equipment
§ 281.301 Security and firesafety systems; records and meetings exempt from public access or disclosure

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 281

  • Agency with jurisdiction: means the entity that releases, upon lawful order or authority, a person who is serving a sentence in the custody of the Department of Corrections, a person who was adjudicated delinquent and is committed to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice, a person who was involuntarily committed to the custody of the Department of Children and Families upon an adjudication of not guilty by reason of insanity, or a person who is serving a sentence in a county or municipal jail for a sexually violent offense as defined in paragraph (9)(i). See Florida Statutes 394.912
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Convicted of a sexually violent offense: means a person who has been:
    (a) Adjudicated guilty of a sexually violent offense after a trial, guilty plea, or plea of nolo contendere;
    (b) Adjudicated not guilty by reason of insanity of a sexually violent offense; or
    (c) Adjudicated delinquent of a sexually violent offense after a trial, guilty plea, or plea of nolo contendere. See Florida Statutes 394.912
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Department: means the Department of Children and Families. See Florida Statutes 394.912
  • 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.
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Person: means an individual 18 years of age or older who is a potential or actual subject of proceedings under this part. See Florida Statutes 394.912
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the Department of Children and Families. See Florida Statutes 394.912
  • Sexually motivated: means that one of the purposes for which the defendant committed the crime was for sexual gratification. See Florida Statutes 394.912
  • Sexually violent offense: means :
    (a) Murder of a human being while engaged in sexual battery in violation of…. See Florida Statutes 394.912
  • Sexually violent predator: means any person who:
    (a) Has been convicted of a sexually violent offense; and
    (b) Suffers from a mental abnormality or personality disorder that makes the person likely to engage in acts of sexual violence if not confined in a secure facility for long-term control, care, and treatment. See Florida Statutes 394.912
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Total confinement: means that the person is currently being held in any physically secure facility being operated or contractually operated for the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, or the Department of Children and Families. See Florida Statutes 394.912
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01