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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 501
CONSUMER PROTECTION
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F.S. 501.623
501.623 Criminal penalties.
(1) No salesperson shall solicit purchasers on behalf of a commercial telephone seller who is not currently licensed with the department pursuant to the provisions of this part. Any person who violates the provisions of this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(2) No commercial telephone seller shall employ or be affiliated with a salesperson who is soliciting purchasers and who is not currently licensed with the department pursuant to the provisions of this part. Any person who violates the provisions of this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(3) No commercial telephone seller or salesperson shall solicit without a license. Any person who violates the provisions of this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(4) Any commercial telephone seller or salesperson who falsifies information on an application commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(5) Except as provided in subsection (1), subsection (2), subsection (3), or subsection (4), any person who otherwise violates any provision of this part or who directly or indirectly employs any device, scheme, or artifice to deceive in connection with the offer or sale by any commercial telephone seller commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(6) Any person who is convicted of a second or subsequent violation of the provisions of this part commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. A conviction shall include a finding of guilt where adjudication has been withheld.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 91-237; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 46, ch. 95-144; s. 642, ch. 97-103.