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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 914
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F.S. 914.21
914.21 Definitions.As used in ss. 914.22-914.24, the term:
(1) “Bodily injury” means:
(a) A cut, abrasion, bruise, burn, or disfigurement;
(b) Physical pain;
(c) Illness;
(d) Impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty; or
(e) Any other injury to the body, no matter how temporary.
(2) “Misleading conduct” means:
(a) Knowingly making a false statement;
(b) Intentionally omitting information from a statement and thereby causing a portion of such statement to be misleading, or intentionally concealing a material fact and thereby creating a false impression by such statement;
(c) With intent to mislead, knowingly submitting or inviting reliance on a writing or recording that is false, forged, altered, or otherwise lacking in authenticity;
(d) With intent to mislead, knowingly submitting or inviting reliance on a sample, specimen, map, photograph, boundary mark, or other object that is misleading in a material respect; or
(e) Knowingly using a trick, scheme, or device with intent to mislead.
(3) “Official investigation” means any investigation instituted by a law enforcement agency or prosecuting officer of the state or a political subdivision of the state or the Commission on Ethics.
(4) “Official proceeding” means:
(a) A proceeding before a judge or court or a grand jury;
(b) A proceeding before the Legislature;
(c) A proceeding before a federal agency that is authorized by law; or
(d) A proceeding before the Commission on Ethics.
(5) “Physical force” means physical action against another and includes confinement.
History.s. 13, ch. 84-363; s. 3, ch. 88-96; s. 16, ch. 2006-275.