Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 16,400+ case briefs...

Holland v. State

Florida District Court of Appeal, Second District
302 So.2d 806 (1974)


After being unable to contact an employee, Douglas Holland (defendant), the city manager of Pinellas Park, Florida, drove to the employee’s home. Holland walked around to the rear of the house and noticed a number of plants growing in the employee’s yard, later confirmed to be marijuana. Immediately thereafter, Holland informed the captain of the city’s police department of the issue. After the employee resigned his position, Holland and the police captain contacted the Chief of Police who indicated that the matter “would be handled internally” so as to avoid negative publicity. Nevertheless, word of the employee’s marijuana crop spread throughout the Pinellas Park city government. Holland was indicted for misprision of felony for failing to bring his knowledge about the employee’s illegal and felonious marijuana possession to the proper authorities. The county court dismissed the indictment. However, the circuit court sitting in an appellate capacity reversed the dismissal. Holland appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (McNulty, C.J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 372,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 16,400 briefs, keyed to 223 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial