ON MOTION FOR REHEARING
ORDER TRANSFERRING APPEAL
We withdraw our previously filed opinion and replace it with this opinion.
The State appeals the county court's denial of its motion in limine. The court certified the following question as one of great public importance:
We must dismiss this appeal because we do not have jurisdiction to review this type of non-final order of a county court which certifies a question of great public importance.
Article V, Section 4(b) of the Florida Constitution is the authority for the jurisdiction of district courts of appeal and, in the case of non-final orders, gives the Florida Supreme Court exclusive power to authorize review by the adoption of rules. The rule authorizing review of county court orders certifying questions of great public importance is Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.030(b)(4), which allows review of:
Because this is a non-final order, it would be appealable only under subsection (B), which authorizes certification if the order is appealable under rule 9.140(c). The order in this case, which denies the State's motion in limine, is not such an order.
The state's reliance on cases such as State v. Muldowny, 871 So.2d 911 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004), State v. Slaney, 653 So.2d 422 (Fla. 3d DCA 1995), and State v. Brigham, 694 So.2d 793 (Fla. 2d DCA 1997) is misplaced. Unlike the present case, in which the pretrial ruling concerned the admissibility of an excited utterance of a witness, those cases involved the suppression of evidence obtained by search and seizure, which the state is permitted to appeal under rule 9.140(c)(1)(B).
The provisions in section 924.07(1) relied on by the State in this case are not unconstitutional as to the appeal of non-final orders from county court to circuit court. Article V, § 5(b) of the Florida Constitution provides that circuit courts have jurisdiction to hear appeals "when provided by general law." This order does appear to fall within the category of "other pre-trial orders," which the state can appeal to circuit court under section 924.07(1)(h). We accordingly transfer the appeal to circuit court.
POLEN, SHAHOOD, JJ., concur.