Even though J.M.’s age later took on an added significance, this does not mean that the information obtained should be suppressed because it was obtained prior to J.M. being advised of his Miranda warnings. J.M.’s age is the type of information law enforcement is required to obtain and inevitably would have been discovered.
BONUS FLORIDA SUPREME COURT OPINION
For very complicated reasons which we have neither the time nor the inclination to delve into, we report to you the following decision:
In Sanders v. State the defendant had three cases for which he received the following sentence: two years prison, followed by three years probation for the third degree felonies plus an additional two years probation on the second degree felonies.
To make a very long story short, the defendant violated his probation while serving the probation term for the second degree felonies. Everyone agrees that the court's jurisdiction over the third degree felonies had expired at the time the court found that the defendant had violated his probation. However, when constructing the score sheet (and what a score sheet it must have been) the court scored the third degree felonies as "additional offenses."
The Supreme Court held that they are not additional offenses. When the court loses jurisdiction over a felony, that felony cannot be scored as an additional offense. End of story. Don't bother trying to figure out why.