Mr. Dozier, a prisoner in South Carolina, sought to have Florida felony charges dismissed. Based on a warrant for his arrest, he argued the state of Florida failed to bring him to trial within 180 days, as required by the Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act. A Florida trial judge denied his request. Mr. Dozier then asked the First District Court of Appeal to stop the trial court from proceeding. The 1st DCA ruled against Mr. Dozier, concluding that a felony arrest warrant does not “trigger” the 180-day time limit in the Act.
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