In T.H. v. State, the Second District Court of Appeal, examined the right to in-person confrontation and the public health need to avoid or limit the spread of COVID-19  in the context of a bench trial of a juvenile charged with carrying a concealed firearm.  

The Second DCA held that the trial court erred in ruling that the adjudicatory hearing would proceed via Zoom without allowing T.H. a hearing on his objection and without making a case-specific finding of necessity to limit confrontation rights.  

The Court stressed that the determination was limited to the narrow facts presented in this case.

You can read the opinion here:

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