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April 10, 2013
Anthony Mackey v. State of Florida
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Mr. Mackey was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a concealed firearm. Mr. Mackey argued in a motion to suppress that the police did not have a reasonable suspicion to conduct the investigatory stop which led to the discovery and seizure of the firearm. The trial court denied the motion, and Mr. Mackey pled guilty to both charges. On appeal, the Third District Court of Appeal upheld the trial court's ruling but certified conflict with a ruling by the Fourth District Court of Appeal in another case involving a concealed firearm.