Unlawful Sale of Alcohol to Minor Dismissed on Jurisdiction - Felonies and Misdemeanors
Our client, an employee at the Kangaroo Store on Racetrack Rd., was arrested by agents of the Florida Div. of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco for selling beer to a minor. She was prosecuted in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida because the agents believed their jurisdiction is statewide. It is, but the crime must be prosecuted in the county in which it was committed. We showed the court via Google Maps that the Kangaroo Store was in St. Johns County. Case dismissed.