DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
SHAREE LATRICE DIXON,
STATE OF FLORIDA,
[October 14, 2020]
Appeal from the Circuit Court for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, St.
Lucie County; Dan L. Vaughn, Judge; L.T. Case No. 562016CF002464B.
Carey Haughwout, Public Defender, and Erika Follmer, Assistant
Public Defender, West Palm Beach, for appellant.
No appearance for appellee.
Appellant, Sharee Latrice Dixon, appeals her convictions and sentences
for burglary of a dwelling and second-degree grand theft. The trial court
sentenced Appellant following an open plea to seven years in prison
followed by eight years’ probation, in addition to restitution. Appellant’s
assistant public defender filed a motion to withdraw and supporting brief
pursuant to Anders v. California,
386 U.S. 738
We grant the motion to withdraw and affirm the convictions and
sentences. However, counsel’s challenges to three of the costs imposed
are well-taken and we remand for them to be stricken. We note that
counsel timely challenged these costs in a motion to correct sentencing
error filed under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.800(b)(2), which was
not ruled on, and thus is deemed denied. See Fla. R. Crim. P.
First, the trial court orally pronounced $50 for investigative costs,
absent any request by law enforcement agencies or by the state on their
behalf. That was erroneous. See § 938.27(1), Fla. Stat. (2016); Richards
288 So. 3d 574
, 577 (Fla. 2020); Felton v. State,
939 So. 2d 1159
(Fla. 4th DCA 2006).
Second, Appellant’s probation order imposed both a $2 surcharge and
a 4% surcharge under section 948.09, Florida Statutes (2016), while the
statute solely authorizes the former. See § 948.09(1)(a)2., Fla. Stat. (2016).
Third, citing section 945.31, Florida Statutes (2016), the probation order
imposes a separate 4% surcharge associated with an administrative
processing fee for restitution payments, which the trial court neither orally
stated nor was authorized to impose. See Powell v. State,
681 So. 2d 722
722 (Fla. 2d DCA 1996).
Accordingly, we remand for the trial court to strike these costs.
Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded with instructions.
GROSS, CONNER and ARTAU, JJ., concur.
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Not final until disposition of timely filed motion for rehearing.