STATE OF FLORIDA v. M.C., Appellee.

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District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District.

STATE OF FLORIDA, Appellant, v. M.C., Appellee.

Case No. 2D15-2734

Decided: July 19, 2017

BY ORDER OF THE COURT:

Appellee, M.C., has filed a motion for rehearing and a motion to dismiss. We grant the motions. The opinion dated February 10, 2017, is withdrawn, and the attached opinion is substituted therefor. No further motions for rehearing will be entertained in this appeal.

I HEREBY CERTIFY THE FOREGOING IS A TRUE COPY OF THE ORIGINAL COURT ORDER.

MARY ELIZABETH KUENZEL, CLERK

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL

OF FLORIDA

SECOND DISTRICT

STATE OF FLORIDA, Appellant,

v.

M.C., Appellee.

Case No. 2D15-2734

Opinion filed July 19, 2017.

Appeal from the Circuit Court for Hillsborough County; Ralph C. Stoddard, Judge.

Pamela Jo Bondi, Attorney General, Tallahassee, and Helene S. Parnes, Assistant Attorney General, Tampa, for Appellant.

Howard L. Dimmig, II, Public Defender, and Joanna Beth Conner, Assistant Public Defender, Bartow, for Appellee.

LaROSE, Chief Judge.

The trial court granted the motion to suppress evidence after it began to hear evidence in the case. It later dismissed the case. Therefore, we must dismiss the appeal. See State v. Gaines, 770 So. 2d 1221, 1225 (Fla. 2000) (“[W]hen a trial court grants a motion to suppress evidence during trial, jeopardy has already attached and a defendant's constitutional protections against being placed in double jeopardy are implicated.” (citing State v. Livingston, 681 So. 2d 762, 764 (Fla. 2d DCA 1996))); W.B.S. v. State, 851 So. 2d 802, 804 (Fla. 2d DCA 2003) (“In a nonjury trial, jeopardy attaches when the court begins to hear evidence.” (citing R.A.C. v. State, 736 So. 2d 718 (Fla. 2d DCA 1999))).

This case is dismissed.

SILBERMAN and ROTHSTEIN-YOUAKIM, JJ., Concur.