The Florida Pretrial Release and Detention, also known as Amendment 3, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 2, 1982.
This amendment modified Article I of the Florida Constitution to provide that a person charged with a crime shall be entitled to release before trial, with exceptions.
| Florida Amendment 3 (1982)|
| Yes|| 1,412,269|| 60.63%|
Election results via: Florida Elections Division
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
||PRETRIAL RELEASE AND DETENTION - Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution, effective January 1, 1983, to provide that a person charged with a crime or a violation of a municipal or county ordinance, other than a capital offense or an offense punishable by life imprisonment, shall be entitled to release before trial unless enumerated conditions indicate that the person should be detained.