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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 874
CRIMINAL GANG ENFORCEMENT AND PREVENTION
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F.S. 874.05
874.05 Causing, encouraging, soliciting, or recruiting criminal gang membership.
(1)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a person who intentionally causes, encourages, solicits, or recruits another person to become a criminal gang member where a condition of membership or continued membership is the commission of any crime commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(b) A person who commits a second or subsequent violation of this subsection commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(2)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a person who intentionally causes, encourages, solicits, or recruits another person under 13 years of age to become a criminal gang member where a condition of membership or continued membership is the commission of any crime commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(b) A person who commits a second or subsequent violation of this subsection commits a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 38, ch. 96-388; s. 10, ch. 2008-238; s. 2, ch. 2013-80.