Sen. Jennifer Bradley

The measure offering greater protection to defense counsel and enhancing the penalties for anyone who attacks any court-appointed counsel or defense counsel breezed through its final committee stop in Senate Rules on April 5.

SB 384, sponsored by Sen. Jennifer Bradley, R-Fleming Island, would amend F.S. §775.0823, outlining penalties for violent offenses committed against law enforcement officers, correctional officers, state attorneys, assistant state attorneys, justices, or judges.

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