March 7, 2018
U'Dreka Andrews v. State
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During resentencing for first-degree murder, Ms. Andrews, represented by pro bono counsel, asked the trial court for a hearing without the state of Florida present to discuss the appointment of expert witnesses and investigators. The hearing without the prosecution was requested to avoid revealing privileged information. The trial court denied the motion. On appeal, Ms. Andrews argued that defendants represented by the Public Defender’s Office or private counsel would not be required to divulge such details to the prosecution. The First District Court of Appeal denied the petition but certified a question of great public importance to this Court.