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The 2020 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 817
FRAUDULENT PRACTICES
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F.S. 817.312
817.312 Unlawful use of uniforms, medals, or insignia.
(1)(a) A person may not:
1. Misrepresent himself or herself as a member or veteran of the United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Coast Guard, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, or National Guard; or
2. Wear the uniform of or any medal or insignia authorized for use by members or veterans of the United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Coast Guard, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, or the National Guard which he or she is not authorized to wear

while soliciting for charitable contributions or for the purpose of material gain, including, but not limited to, obtaining employment or public office resulting in receiving compensation.

(b) This subsection does not prohibit persons in the theatrical profession from wearing such uniforms, medals, or insignia while actually engaged in such profession.
(2) A person who violates subsection (1) commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 2, ch. 2010-181; s. 2, ch. 2013-126; s. 1, ch. 2020-82.