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The Florida Statutes

The 2010 Florida Statutes(including Special Session A)

Title IV
EXECUTIVE BRANCH
Chapter 16
ATTORNEY GENERAL
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F.S. 16.61
16.61 Cybercrime Office.There is created in the Department of Legal Affairs the Cybercrime Office. This office may investigate violations of state law pertaining to the sexual exploitation of children that are facilitated by or connected to the use of any device capable of storing electronic data.
(1) Investigators employed by the Cybercrime Office who are certified in accordance with s. 943.1395 are law enforcement officers of the state. Investigators shall have authority to conduct criminal investigations, bear arms, make arrests, and apply for, serve, and execute search warrants, arrest warrants, capias, and all necessary service of process throughout the state.
(2) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this section, the Attorney General, or any duly designated employee, may:
(a) Subpoena witnesses or materials within or outside the state, administer oaths and affirmations, and collect evidence for possible use in civil or criminal judicial proceedings.
(b) Seek any civil remedy provided by law, including, but not limited to, a remedy provided under s. 932.703.
(3) The Attorney General, or any duly designated employee, shall provide notice to the local sheriff, or his or her designee, of any arrest effected by the Cybercrime Office.
History.s. 1, ch. 2006-308.
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