Mr. Miranda was arrested and charged with the aggravated stalking of two minors. After being released on bond, he was arrested and charged again after a second alleged incident. He was found incompetent to go to trial and the trial court later ruled he could not be involuntarily committed because he was not a danger to himself or others. The state appealed. The Third District Court of Appeal ruled that the trial court erred in not holding an evidentiary hearing. It also ruled a trial court can order that a mentally incompetent defendant be held in jail for treatment. Mr. Miranda argues this ruling conflicts with decisions by three other Florida district courts of appeal.

Watch Lewis Bartram v. U.S. Bank National Association, etc., et al., SC14-1265; The Plantation at Ponte Vedra, Inc., v. U.S. Bank National Association etc., et al., SC14-1266; Gideon Gratsiani v. U.S. Bank National Association, etc., et al., SC14-1305

Watch  Joseph Wiggins v. Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles, SC14-2195

Watch Rodney Newberry v. State of Florida, SC14-703