Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Robert A. Butterworth, Attorney General, Tallahassee, and Wendy Buffington, Assistant Attorney General, Tampa, for Petitioner.
John W. Persse, Sarasota, for Respondent.
District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District.
PARKER, Acting Chief Judge.
The State of Florida filed a petition for certiorari seeking review of the trial court's order quashing its subpoena duces tecum that sought bank records pertaining to the client trust account of attorney John W. Persse. Because the subpoena was properly issued as part of an investigation into possible criminal activity and because the records at issue are not protected by attorney-client privilege, we grant the State's petition and quash...
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