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Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 921
SENTENCE
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CHAPTER 921
CHAPTER 921
SENTENCE
921.0017 Credit upon recommitment of offender serving split sentence.
921.002 The Criminal Punishment Code.
921.0021 Definitions.
921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking chart.
921.0023 Criminal Punishment Code; ranking unlisted felony offenses.
921.0024 Criminal Punishment Code; worksheet computations; scoresheets.
921.00241 Prison diversion program.
921.0025 Adoption and implementation of revised sentencing scoresheets.
921.0026 Mitigating circumstances.
921.00265 Recommended sentences; departure sentences; mandatory minimum sentences.
921.0027 Criminal Punishment Code and revisions; applicability.
921.09 Fees of physicians who determine sanity at time of sentence.
921.12 Fees of physicians when pregnancy is alleged as cause for not pronouncing sentence.
921.137 Imposition of the death sentence upon an intellectually disabled defendant prohibited.
921.141 Sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital felonies; further proceedings to determine sentence.
921.142 Sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital drug trafficking felonies; further proceedings to determine sentence.
921.143 Appearance of victim, next of kin, or law enforcement, correctional, or correctional probation officer to make statement at sentencing hearing; submission of written statement.
921.15 Stay of execution of sentence to fine; bond and proceedings.
921.16 When sentences to be concurrent and when consecutive.
921.161 Sentence not to run until imposed; credit for county jail time after sentence; certificate of custodian of jail.
921.18 Sentence for indeterminate period for noncapital felony.
921.185 Sentence; restitution a mitigation in certain crimes.
921.186 Substantial assistance.
921.187 Disposition and sentencing; alternatives; restitution.
921.188 Placement of certain state inmates in local detention facilities.
921.20 Classification summary; Parole Commission.
921.21 Progress reports to Parole Commission.
921.22 Determination of exact period of imprisonment by Parole Commission.
921.231 Presentence investigation reports.
921.241 Felony judgments; fingerprints and social security number required in record.
921.242 Subsequent offenses under chapter 796; method of proof applicable.
921.243 Offenses involving minor victims; offender records.
921.244 Order of no contact; penalties.
921.0017 Credit upon recommitment of offender serving split sentence.Effective for offenses committed on or after January 1, 1994, if an offender’s probation or community control is revoked and the offender is serving a split sentence pursuant to s. 948.012, upon recommitment to the Department of Corrections, the court shall order credit for time served in state prison or county jail only, without considering any type of gain-time earned before release to supervision, or any type of sentence reduction granted to avoid prison overcrowding, including, but not limited to, any sentence reduction resulting from administrative gain-time, provisional credits, or control release. The court shall determine the amount of jail-time credit to be awarded for time served between the date of arrest as a violator and the date of recommitment, and shall direct the Department of Corrections to compute and apply credit for all other time served previously on the prior sentence for the offense for which the offender is being recommitted. This section does not affect or limit the department’s authority to forfeit gain-time under ss. 944.28(1) and 948.06(7).
History.s. 14, ch. 93-406; s. 13, ch. 97-78; s. 15, ch. 97-299; s. 35, ch. 2004-373.
921.002 The Criminal Punishment Code.The Criminal Punishment Code shall apply to all felony offenses, except capital felonies, committed on or after October 1, 1998.
(1) The provision of criminal penalties and of limitations upon the application of such penalties is a matter of predominantly substantive law and, as such, is a matter properly addressed by the Legislature. The Legislature, in the exercise of its authority and responsibility to establish sentencing criteria, to provide for the imposition of criminal penalties, and to make the best use of state prisons so that violent criminal offenders are appropriately incarcerated, has determined that it is in the best interest of the state to develop, implement, and revise a sentencing policy. The Criminal Punishment Code embodies the principles that:
(a) Sentencing is neutral with respect to race, gender, and social and economic status.
(b) The primary purpose of sentencing is to punish the offender. Rehabilitation is a desired goal of the criminal justice system but is subordinate to the goal of punishment.
(c) The penalty imposed is commensurate with the severity of the primary offense and the circumstances surrounding the primary offense.
(d) The severity of the sentence increases with the length and nature of the offender’s prior record.
(e) The sentence imposed by the sentencing judge reflects the length of actual time to be served, shortened only by the application of incentive and meritorious gain-time as provided by law, and may not be shortened if the defendant would consequently serve less than 85 percent of his or her term of imprisonment as provided in s. 944.275(4)(b)3. The provisions of chapter 947, relating to parole, shall not apply to persons sentenced under the Criminal Punishment Code.
(f) Departures below the lowest permissible sentence established by the code must be articulated in writing by the trial court judge and made only when circumstances or factors reasonably justify the mitigation of the sentence. The level of proof necessary to establish facts that support a departure from the lowest permissible sentence is a preponderance of the evidence.
(g) The trial court judge may impose a sentence up to and including the statutory maximum for any offense, including an offense that is before the court due to a violation of probation or community control.
(h) A sentence may be appealed on the basis that it departs from the Criminal Punishment Code only if the sentence is below the lowest permissible sentence or as enumerated in s. 924.06(1).
(i) Use of incarcerative sanctions is prioritized toward offenders convicted of serious offenses and certain offenders who have long prior records, in order to maximize the finite capacities of state and local correctional facilities.
(2) When a defendant is before the court for sentencing for more than one felony and the felonies were committed under more than one version or revision of the former sentencing guidelines or the code, each felony shall be sentenced under the guidelines or the code in effect at the time the particular felony was committed. This subsection does not apply to sentencing for any capital felony.
(3) A court may impose a departure below the lowest permissible sentence based upon circumstances or factors that reasonably justify the mitigation of the sentence in accordance with s. 921.0026. The level of proof necessary to establish facts supporting the mitigation of a sentence is a preponderance of the evidence. When multiple reasons exist to support the mitigation, the mitigation shall be upheld when at least one circumstance or factor justifies the mitigation regardless of the presence of other circumstances or factors found not to justify mitigation. Any sentence imposed below the lowest permissible sentence must be explained in writing by the trial court judge.
(4)(a) The Department of Corrections shall report on trends in sentencing practices and sentencing score thresholds and provide an analysis on the sentencing factors considered by the courts and shall submit this information to the Legislature by October 1 of each year.
(b) The Criminal Justice Estimating Conference, with the assistance of the Department of Corrections, shall estimate the impact of any proposed change to the Criminal Punishment Code on future rates of incarceration and on the prison population. The Criminal Justice Estimating Conference shall base its projections on historical data concerning sentencing practices which have been accumulated by the Department of Corrections and other relevant data from other state agencies and records of the Department of Corrections which disclose the average time served for offenses covered by any proposed changes to the Criminal Punishment Code.
(c) In order to produce projects that are either required by law or requested by the Legislature to assist the Legislature in making modifications to the Criminal Punishment Code, the Department of Corrections is authorized to collect and evaluate Criminal Punishment Code scoresheets from each of the judicial circuits after sentencing. Beginning in 1999, by October 1 of each year, the Department of Corrections shall provide an annual report to the Legislature that shows the rate of compliance of each judicial circuit in providing scoresheets to the department.
History.s. 3, ch. 97-194; s. 2, ch. 98-204; s. 124, ch. 2010-5.
921.0021 Definitions.As used in this chapter, for any felony offense, except any capital felony, committed on or after October 1, 1998, the term:
(1) “Additional offense” means any offense other than the primary offense for which an offender is convicted and which is pending before the court for sentencing at the time of the primary offense.
(2) “Conviction” means a determination of guilt that is the result of a plea or a trial, regardless of whether adjudication is withheld.
(3) “Legal status” means an offender’s status if the offender:
(a) Escapes from incarceration;
(b) Flees to avoid prosecution;
(c) Fails to appear for a criminal proceeding;
(d) Violates any condition of a supersedeas bond;
(e) Is incarcerated;
(f) Is under any form of a pretrial intervention or diversion program; or
(g) Is under any form of court-imposed or postprison release community supervision.
(4) “Primary offense” means the offense at conviction pending before the court for sentencing for which the total sentence points recommend a sanction that is as severe as, or more severe than, the sanction recommended for any other offense committed by the offender and pending before the court at sentencing. Only one count of one offense before the court for sentencing shall be classified as the primary offense.
(5) “Prior record” means a conviction for a crime committed by the offender, as an adult or a juvenile, prior to the time of the primary offense. Convictions by federal, out-of-state, military, or foreign courts, and convictions for violations of county or municipal ordinances that incorporate by reference a penalty under state law, are included in the offender’s prior record. Convictions for offenses committed by the offender more than 10 years before the primary offense are not included in the offender’s prior record if the offender has not been convicted of any other crime for a period of 10 consecutive years from the most recent date of release from confinement, supervision, or sanction, whichever is later, to the date of the primary offense. Juvenile dispositions of offenses committed by the offender within 5 years before the primary offense are included in the offender’s prior record when the offense would have been a crime had the offender been an adult rather than a juvenile. Juvenile dispositions of sexual offenses committed by the offender which were committed 5 years or more before the primary offense are included in the offender’s prior record if the offender has not maintained a conviction-free record, either as an adult or a juvenile, for a period of 5 consecutive years from the most recent date of release from confinement, supervision, or sanction, whichever is later, to the date of the primary offense.
(6) “Community sanction” includes:
(a) Probation.
(b) Community control.
(c) Pretrial intervention or diversion.
(7)(a) “Victim injury” means the physical injury or death suffered by a person as a direct result of the primary offense, or any additional offense, for which an offender is convicted and which is pending before the court for sentencing at the time of the primary offense.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) or paragraph (d),
1. If the conviction is for an offense involving sexual contact that includes sexual penetration, the sexual penetration must be scored in accordance with the sentence points provided under s. 921.0024 for sexual penetration, regardless of whether there is evidence of any physical injury.
2. If the conviction is for an offense involving sexual contact that does not include sexual penetration, the sexual contact must be scored in accordance with the sentence points provided under s. 921.0024 for sexual contact, regardless of whether there is evidence of any physical injury.

If the victim of an offense involving sexual contact suffers any physical injury as a direct result of the primary offense or any additional offense committed by the offender resulting in conviction, such physical injury must be scored separately and in addition to the points scored for the sexual contact or the sexual penetration.

(c) The sentence points provided under s. 921.0024 for sexual contact or sexual penetration may not be assessed for a violation of s. 944.35(3)(b)2.
(d) If the conviction is for the offense described in s. 872.06, the sentence points provided under s. 921.0024 for sexual contact or sexual penetration may not be assessed.
(e) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), if the conviction is for an offense described in s. 316.027 and the court finds that the offender caused victim injury, sentence points for victim injury may be assessed against the offender.
History.s. 4, ch. 97-194; s. 3, ch. 98-204; s. 2, ch. 2001-210; s. 4, ch. 2007-211.
921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking chart.
(1) The offense severity ranking chart must be used with the Criminal Punishment Code worksheet to compute a sentence score for each felony offender whose offense was committed on or after October 1, 1998.
(2) The offense severity ranking chart has 10 offense levels, ranked from least severe, which are level 1 offenses, to most severe, which are level 10 offenses, and each felony offense is assigned to a level according to the severity of the offense. For purposes of determining which felony offenses are specifically listed in the offense severity ranking chart and which severity level has been assigned to each of these offenses, the numerical statutory references in the left column of the chart and the felony degree designations in the middle column of the chart are controlling; the language in the right column of the chart is provided solely for descriptive purposes. Reclassification of the degree of the felony through the application of s. 775.0845, s. 775.0861, s. 775.087, s. 775.0875, s. 794.023, or any other law that provides an enhanced penalty for a felony offense, to any offense listed in the offense severity ranking chart in this section shall not cause the offense to become unlisted and is not subject to the provisions of s. 921.0023.
(3) OFFENSE SEVERITY RANKING CHART
(a) LEVEL 1
Florida
Statute
Felony
Degree
Description
24.118(3)(a)3rdCounterfeit or altered state lottery ticket.
212.054(2)(b)3rdDiscretionary sales surtax; limitations, administration, and collection.
212.15(2)(b)3rdFailure to remit sales taxes, amount greater than $300 but less than $20,000.
316.1935(1)3rdFleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officer.
319.30(5)3rdSell, exchange, give away certificate of title or identification number plate.
319.35(1)(a)3rdTamper, adjust, change, etc., an odometer.
320.26(1)(a)3rdCounterfeit, manufacture, or sell registration license plates or validation stickers.
322.212
 (1)(a)-(c)
3rdPossession of forged, stolen, counterfeit, or unlawfully issued driver’s license; possession of simulated identification.
322.212(4)3rdSupply or aid in supplying unauthorized driver’s license or identification card.
322.212(5)(a)3rdFalse application for driver’s license or identification card.
414.39(2)3rdUnauthorized use, possession, forgery, or alteration of food assistance program, Medicaid ID, value greater than $200.
414.39(3)(a)3rdFraudulent misappropriation of public assistance funds by employee/official, value more than $200.
443.071(1)3rdFalse statement or representation to obtain or increase reemployment assistance benefits.
509.151(1)3rdDefraud an innkeeper, food or lodging value greater than $300.
517.302(1)3rdViolation of the Florida Securities and Investor Protection Act.
562.27(1)3rdPossess still or still apparatus.
713.693rdTenant removes property upon which lien has accrued, value more than $50.
812.014(3)(c)3rdPetit theft (3rd conviction); theft of any property not specified in subsection (2).
812.081(2)3rdUnlawfully makes or causes to be made a reproduction of a trade secret.
815.04(4)(a)3rdOffense against intellectual property (i.e., computer programs, data).
817.52(2)3rdHiring with intent to defraud, motor vehicle services.
817.569(2)3rdUse of public record or public records information to facilitate commission of a felony.
826.013rdBigamy.
828.122(3)3rdFighting or baiting animals.
831.04(1)3rdAny erasure, alteration, etc., of any replacement deed, map, plat, or other document listed in s. 92.28.
831.31(1)(a)3rdSell, deliver, or possess counterfeit controlled substances, all but s. 893.03(5) drugs.
832.041(1)3rdStopping payment with intent to defraud $150 or more.
832.05(2)(b) &
 (4)(c)
3rdKnowing, making, issuing worthless checks $150 or more or obtaining property in return for worthless check $150 or more.
838.15(2)3rdCommercial bribe receiving.
838.163rdCommercial bribery.
843.183rdFleeing by boat to elude a law enforcement officer.
847.011(1)(a)3rdSell, distribute, etc., obscene, lewd, etc., material (2nd conviction).
849.013rdKeeping gambling house.
849.09(1)(a)-(d)3rdLottery; set up, promote, etc., or assist therein, conduct or advertise drawing for prizes, or dispose of property or money by means of lottery.
849.233rdGambling-related machines; “common offender” as to property rights.
849.25(2)3rdEngaging in bookmaking.
860.083rdInterfere with a railroad signal.
860.13(1)(a)3rdOperate aircraft while under the influence.
893.13(2)(a)2.3rdPurchase of cannabis.
893.13(6)(a)3rdPossession of cannabis (more than 20 grams).
934.03(1)(a)3rdIntercepts, or procures any other person to intercept, any wire or oral communication.
(b) LEVEL 2
Florida
Statute
Felony
Degree
Description
379.2431
 (1)(e)3.
3rdPossession of 11 or fewer marine turtle eggs in violation of the Marine Turtle Protection Act.
379.2431
 (1)(e)4.
3rdPossession of more than 11 marine turtle eggs in violation of the Marine Turtle Protection Act.
403.413(6)(c)3rdDumps waste litter exceeding 500 lbs. in weight or 100 cubic feet in volume or any quantity for commercial purposes, or hazardous waste.
517.07(2)3rdFailure to furnish a prospectus meeting requirements.
590.28(1)3rdIntentional burning of lands.
784.05(3)3rdStoring or leaving a loaded firearm within reach of minor who uses it to inflict injury or death.
787.04(1)3rdIn violation of court order, take, entice, etc., minor beyond state limits.
806.13(1)(b)3.3rdCriminal mischief; damage $1,000 or more to public communication or any other public service.
810.061(2)3rdImpairing or impeding telephone or power to a dwelling; facilitating or furthering burglary.
810.09(2)(e)3rdTrespassing on posted commercial horticulture property.
812.014(2)(c)1.3rdGrand theft, 3rd degree; $300 or more but less than $5,000.
812.014(2)(d)3rdGrand theft, 3rd degree; $100 or more but less than $300, taken from unenclosed curtilage of dwelling.
812.015(7)3rdPossession, use, or attempted use of an antishoplifting or inventory control device countermeasure.
817.234(1)(a)2.3rdFalse statement in support of insurance claim.
817.481(3)(a)3rdObtain credit or purchase with false, expired, counterfeit, etc., credit card, value over $300.
817.52(3)3rdFailure to redeliver hired vehicle.
817.543rdWith intent to defraud, obtain mortgage note, etc., by false representation.
817.60(5)3rdDealing in credit cards of another.
817.60(6)(a)3rdForgery; purchase goods, services with false card.
817.613rdFraudulent use of credit cards over $100 or more within 6 months.
826.043rdKnowingly marries or has sexual intercourse with person to whom related.
831.013rdForgery.
831.023rdUttering forged instrument; utters or publishes alteration with intent to defraud.
831.073rdForging bank bills, checks, drafts, or promissory notes.
831.083rdPossessing 10 or more forged notes, bills, checks, or drafts.
831.093rdUttering forged notes, bills, checks, drafts, or promissory notes.
831.113rdBringing into the state forged bank bills, checks, drafts, or notes.
832.05(3)(a)3rdCashing or depositing item with intent to defraud.
843.083rdFalsely impersonating an officer.
893.13(2)(a)2.3rdPurchase of any s. 893.03(1)(c), (2)(c)1., (2)(c)2., (2)(c)3., (2)(c)5., (2)(c)6., (2)(c)7., (2)(c)8., (2)(c)9., (3), or (4) drugs other than cannabis.
893.147(2)3rdManufacture or delivery of drug paraphernalia.
(c) LEVEL 3
Florida
Statute
Felony
Degree
Description
119.10(2)(b)3rdUnlawful use of confidential information from police reports.
316.066
 (3)(b)-(d)
3rdUnlawfully obtaining or using confidential crash reports.
316.193(2)(b)3rdFelony DUI, 3rd conviction.
316.1935(2)3rdFleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officer in patrol vehicle with siren and lights activated.
319.30(4)3rdPossession by junkyard of motor vehicle with identification number plate removed.
319.33(1)(a)3rdAlter or forge any certificate of title to a motor vehicle or mobile home.
319.33(1)(c)3rdProcure or pass title on stolen vehicle.
319.33(4)3rdWith intent to defraud, possess, sell, etc., a blank, forged, or unlawfully obtained title or registration.
327.35(2)(b)3rdFelony BUI.
328.05(2)3rdPossess, sell, or counterfeit fictitious, stolen, or fraudulent titles or bills of sale of vessels.
328.07(4)3rdManufacture, exchange, or possess vessel with counterfeit or wrong ID number.
376.302(5)3rdFraud related to reimbursement for cleanup expenses under the Inland Protection Trust Fund.
379.2431
 (1)(e)5.
3rdTaking, disturbing, mutilating, destroying, causing to be destroyed, transferring, selling, offering to sell, molesting, or harassing marine turtles, marine turtle eggs, or marine turtle nests in violation of the Marine Turtle Protection Act.
379.2431
 (1)(e)6.
3rdSoliciting to commit or conspiring to commit a violation of the Marine Turtle Protection Act.
400.9935(4)3rdOperating a clinic without a license or filing false license application or other required information.
440.1051(3)3rdFalse report of workers’ compensation fraud or retaliation for making such a report.
501.001(2)(b)2ndTampers with a consumer product or the container using materially false/misleading information.
624.401(4)(a)3rdTransacting insurance without a certificate of authority.
624.401(4)(b)1.3rdTransacting insurance without a certificate of authority; premium collected less than $20,000.
626.902(1)(a) &
 (b)
3rdRepresenting an unauthorized insurer.
697.083rdEquity skimming.
790.15(3)3rdPerson directs another to discharge firearm from a vehicle.
796.05(1)3rdLive on earnings of a prostitute.
806.10(1)3rdMaliciously injure, destroy, or interfere with vehicles or equipment used in firefighting.
806.10(2)3rdInterferes with or assaults firefighter in performance of duty.
810.09(2)(c)3rdTrespass on property other than structure or conveyance armed with firearm or dangerous weapon.
812.014(2)(c)2.3rdGrand theft; $5,000 or more but less than $10,000.
812.0145(2)(c)3rdTheft from person 65 years of age or older; $300 or more but less than $10,000.
815.04(4)(b)2ndComputer offense devised to defraud or obtain property.
817.034(4)(a)3.3rdEngages in scheme to defraud (Florida Communications Fraud Act), property valued at less than $20,000.
817.2333rdBurning to defraud insurer.
817.234
 (8)(b)-(c)
3rdUnlawful solicitation of persons involved in motor vehicle accidents.
817.234(11)(a)3rdInsurance fraud; property value less than $20,000.
817.2363rdFiling a false motor vehicle insurance application.
817.23613rdCreating, marketing, or presenting a false or fraudulent motor vehicle insurance card.
817.413(2)3rdSale of used goods as new.
817.505(4)3rdPatient brokering.
828.12(2)3rdTortures any animal with intent to inflict intense pain, serious physical injury, or death.
831.28(2)(a)3rdCounterfeiting a payment instrument with intent to defraud or possessing a counterfeit payment instrument.
831.292ndPossession of instruments for counterfeiting drivers’ licenses or identification cards.
838.021(3)(b)3rdThreatens unlawful harm to public servant.
843.193rdInjure, disable, or kill police dog or horse.
860.15(3)3rdOvercharging for repairs and parts.
870.01(2)3rdRiot; inciting or encouraging.
893.13(1)(a)2.3rdSell, manufacture, or deliver cannabis (or other s. 893.03(1)(c), (2)(c)1., (2)(c)2., (2)(c)3., (2)(c)5., (2)(c)6., (2)(c)7., (2)(c)8., (2)(c)9., (3), or (4) drugs).
893.13(1)(d)2.2ndSell, manufacture, or deliver s. 893.03(1)(c), (2)(c)1., (2)(c)2., (2)(c)3., (2)(c)5., (2)(c)6., (2)(c)7., (2)(c)8., (2)(c)9., (3), or (4) drugs within 1,000 feet of university.
893.13(1)(f)2.2ndSell, manufacture, or deliver s. 893.03(1)(c), (2)(c)1., (2)(c)2., (2)(c)3., (2)(c)5., (2)(c)6., (2)(c)7., (2)(c)8., (2)(c)9., (3), or (4) drugs within 1,000 feet of public housing facility.
893.13(6)(a)3rdPossession of any controlled substance other than felony possession of cannabis.
893.13(7)(a)8.3rdWithhold information from practitioner regarding previous receipt of or prescription for a controlled substance.
893.13(7)(a)9.3rdObtain or attempt to obtain controlled substance by fraud, forgery, misrepresentation, etc.
893.13(7)(a)10.3rdAffix false or forged label to package of controlled substance.
893.13(7)(a)11.3rdFurnish false or fraudulent material information on any document or record required by chapter 893.
893.13(8)(a)1.3rdKnowingly assist a patient, other person, or owner of an animal in obtaining a controlled substance through deceptive, untrue, or fraudulent representations in or related to the practitioner’s practice.
893.13(8)(a)2.3rdEmploy a trick or scheme in the practitioner’s practice to assist a patient, other person, or owner of an animal in obtaining a controlled substance.
893.13(8)(a)3.3rdKnowingly write a prescription for a controlled substance for a fictitious person.
893.13(8)(a)4.3rdWrite a prescription for a controlled substance for a patient, other person, or an animal if the sole purpose of writing the prescription is a monetary benefit for the practitioner.
918.13(1)(a)3rdAlter, destroy, or conceal investigation evidence.
944.47
 (1)(a)1.-2.
3rdIntroduce contraband to correctional facility.
944.47(1)(c)2ndPossess contraband while upon the grounds of a correctional institution.
985.7213rdEscapes from a juvenile facility (secure detention or residential commitment facility).
(d) LEVEL 4
Florida
Statute
Felony
Degree
Description
316.1935(3)(a)2ndDriving at high speed or with wanton disregard for safety while fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officer who is in a patrol vehicle with siren and lights activated.
499.0051(1)3rdFailure to maintain or deliver pedigree papers.
499.0051(2)3rdFailure to authenticate pedigree papers.
499.0051(6)2ndKnowing sale or delivery, or possession with intent to sell, contraband prescription drugs.
517.07(1)3rdFailure to register securities.
517.12(1)3rdFailure of dealer, associated person, or issuer of securities to register.
784.07(2)(b)3rdBattery of law enforcement officer, firefighter, etc.
784.074(1)(c)3rdBattery of sexually violent predators facility staff.
784.0753rdBattery on detention or commitment facility staff.
784.0783rdBattery of facility employee by throwing, tossing, or expelling certain fluids or materials.
784.08(2)(c)3rdBattery on a person 65 years of age or older.
784.081(3)3rdBattery on specified official or employee.
784.082(3)3rdBattery by detained person on visitor or other detainee.
784.083(3)3rdBattery on code inspector.
784.0853rdBattery of child by throwing, tossing, projecting, or expelling certain fluids or materials.
787.03(1)3rdInterference with custody; wrongly takes minor from appointed guardian.
787.04(2)3rdTake, entice, or remove child beyond state limits with criminal intent pending custody proceedings.
787.04(3)3rdCarrying child beyond state lines with criminal intent to avoid producing child at custody hearing or delivering to designated person.
787.073rdHuman smuggling.
790.115(1)3rdExhibiting firearm or weapon within 1,000 feet of a school.
790.115(2)(b)3rdPossessing electric weapon or device, destructive device, or other weapon on school property.
790.115(2)(c)3rdPossessing firearm on school property.
800.04(7)(c)3rdLewd or lascivious exhibition; offender less than 18 years.
810.02(4)(a)3rdBurglary, or attempted burglary, of an unoccupied structure; unarmed; no assault or battery.
810.02(4)(b)3rdBurglary, or attempted burglary, of an unoccupied conveyance; unarmed; no assault or battery.
810.063rdBurglary; possession of tools.
810.08(2)(c)3rdTrespass on property, armed with firearm or dangerous weapon.
812.014(2)(c)3.3rdGrand theft, 3rd degree $10,000 or more but less than $20,000.
812.014
 (2)(c)4.-10.
3rdGrand theft, 3rd degree, a will, firearm, motor vehicle, livestock, etc.
812.0195(2)3rdDealing in stolen property by use of the Internet; property stolen $300 or more.
817.563(1)3rdSell or deliver substance other than controlled substance agreed upon, excluding s. 893.03(5) drugs.
817.568(2)(a)3rdFraudulent use of personal identification information.
817.625(2)(a)3rdFraudulent use of scanning device or reencoder.
828.125(1)2ndKill, maim, or cause great bodily harm or permanent breeding disability to any registered horse or cattle.
837.02(1)3rdPerjury in official proceedings.
837.021(1)3rdMake contradictory statements in official proceedings.
838.0223rdOfficial misconduct.
839.13(2)(a)3rdFalsifying records of an individual in the care and custody of a state agency.
839.13(2)(c)3rdFalsifying records of the Department of Children and Family Services.
843.0213rdPossession of a concealed handcuff key by a person in custody.
843.0253rdDeprive law enforcement, correctional, or correctional probation officer of means of protection or communication.
843.15(1)(a)3rdFailure to appear while on bail for felony (bond estreature or bond jumping).
847.0135(5)(c)3rdLewd or lascivious exhibition using computer; offender less than 18 years.
874.05(1)(a)3rdEncouraging or recruiting another to join a criminal gang.
893.13(2)(a)1.2ndPurchase of cocaine (or other s. 893.03(1)(a), (b), or (d), (2)(a), (2)(b), or (2)(c)4. drugs).
914.14(2)3rdWitnesses accepting bribes.
914.22(1)3rdForce, threaten, etc., witness, victim, or informant.
914.23(2)3rdRetaliation against a witness, victim, or informant, no bodily injury.
918.123rdTampering with jurors.
934.2153rdUse of two-way communications device to facilitate commission of a crime.
(e) LEVEL 5
Florida
Statute
Felony
Degree
Description
316.027(1)(a)3rdAccidents involving personal injuries, failure to stop; leaving scene.
316.1935(4)(a)2ndAggravated fleeing or eluding.
322.34(6)3rdCareless operation of motor vehicle with suspended license, resulting in death or serious bodily injury.
327.30(5)3rdVessel accidents involving personal injury; leaving scene.
379.367(4)3rdWillful molestation of a commercial harvester’s spiny lobster trap, line, or buoy.
379.3671
 (2)(c)3.
3rdWillful molestation, possession, or removal of a commercial harvester’s trap contents or trap gear by another harvester.
381.0041(11)(b)3rdDonate blood, plasma, or organs knowing HIV positive.
440.10(1)(g)2ndFailure to obtain workers’ compensation coverage.
440.105(5)2ndUnlawful solicitation for the purpose of making workers’ compensation claims.
440.381(2)2ndSubmission of false, misleading, or incomplete information with the purpose of avoiding or reducing workers’ compensation premiums.
624.401(4)(b)2.2ndTransacting insurance without a certificate or authority; premium collected $20,000 or more but less than $100,000.
626.902(1)(c)2ndRepresenting an unauthorized insurer; repeat offender.
790.01(2)3rdCarrying a concealed firearm.
790.1622ndThreat to throw or discharge destructive device.
790.163(1)2ndFalse report of deadly explosive or weapon of mass destruction.
790.221(1)2ndPossession of short-barreled shotgun or machine gun.
790.232ndFelons in possession of firearms, ammunition, or electronic weapons or devices.
800.04(6)(c)3rdLewd or lascivious conduct; offender less than 18 years.
800.04(7)(b)2ndLewd or lascivious exhibition; offender 18 years or older.
806.111(1)3rdPossess, manufacture, or dispense fire bomb with intent to damage any structure or property.
812.0145(2)(b)2ndTheft from person 65 years of age or older; $10,000 or more but less than $50,000.
812.015(8)3rdRetail theft; property stolen is valued at $300 or more and one or more specified acts.
812.019(1)2ndStolen property; dealing in or trafficking in.
812.131(2)(b)3rdRobbery by sudden snatching.
812.16(2)3rdOwning, operating, or conducting a chop shop.
817.034(4)(a)2.2ndCommunications fraud, value $20,000 to $50,000.
817.234(11)(b)2ndInsurance fraud; property value $20,000 or more but less than $100,000.
817.2341(1),
 (2)(a) & (3)(a)
3rdFiling false financial statements, making false entries of material fact or false statements regarding property values relating to the solvency of an insuring entity.
817.568(2)(b)2ndFraudulent use of personal identification information; value of benefit, services received, payment avoided, or amount of injury or fraud, $5,000 or more or use of personal identification information of 10 or more individuals.
817.625(2)(b)2ndSecond or subsequent fraudulent use of scanning device or reencoder.
825.1025(4)3rdLewd or lascivious exhibition in the presence of an elderly person or disabled adult.
827.071(4)2ndPossess with intent to promote any photographic material, motion picture, etc., which includes sexual conduct by a child.
827.071(5)3rdPossess, control, or intentionally view any photographic material, motion picture, etc., which includes sexual conduct by a child.
839.13(2)(b)2ndFalsifying records of an individual in the care and custody of a state agency involving great bodily harm or death.
843.013rdResist officer with violence to person; resist arrest with violence.
847.0135(5)(b)2ndLewd or lascivious exhibition using computer; offender 18 years or older.
847.0137
 (2) & (3)
3rdTransmission of pornography by electronic device or equipment.
847.0138
 (2) & (3)
3rdTransmission of material harmful to minors to a minor by electronic device or equipment.
874.05(1)(b)2ndEncouraging or recruiting another to join a criminal gang; second or subsequent offense.
874.05(2)(a)2ndEncouraging or recruiting person under 13 to join a criminal gang.
893.13(1)(a)1.2ndSell, manufacture, or deliver cocaine (or other s. 893.03(1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(d), (2)(a), (2)(b), or (2)(c)4. drugs).
893.13(1)(c)2.2ndSell, manufacture, or deliver cannabis (or other s. 893.03(1)(c), (2)(c)1., (2)(c)2., (2)(c)3., (2)(c)5., (2)(c)6., (2)(c)7., (2)(c)8., (2)(c)9., (3), or (4) drugs) within 1,000 feet of a child care facility, school, or state, county, or municipal park or publicly owned recreational facility or community center.
893.13(1)(d)1.1stSell, manufacture, or deliver cocaine (or other s. 893.03(1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(d), (2)(a), (2)(b), or (2)(c)4. drugs) within 1,000 feet of university.
893.13(1)(e)2.2ndSell, manufacture, or deliver cannabis or other drug prohibited under s. 893.03(1)(c), (2)(c)1., (2)(c)2., (2)(c)3., (2)(c)5., (2)(c)6., (2)(c)7., (2)(c)8., (2)(c)9., (3), or (4) within 1,000 feet of property used for religious services or a specified business site.
893.13(1)(f)1.1stSell, manufacture, or deliver cocaine (or other s. 893.03(1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(d), or (2)(a), (2)(b), or (2)(c)4. drugs) within 1,000 feet of public housing facility.
893.13(4)(b)2ndDeliver to minor cannabis (or other s. 893.03(1)(c), (2)(c)1., (2)(c)2., (2)(c)3., (2)(c)5., (2)(c)6., (2)(c)7., (2)(c)8., (2)(c)9., (3), or (4) drugs).
893.1351(1)3rdOwnership, lease, or rental for trafficking in or manufacturing of controlled substance.
(f) LEVEL 6
Florida
Statute
Felony
Degree
Description
316.193(2)(b)3rdFelony DUI, 4th or subsequent conviction.
499.0051(3)2ndKnowing forgery of pedigree papers.
499.0051(4)2ndKnowing purchase or receipt of prescription drug from unauthorized person.
499.0051(5)2ndKnowing sale or transfer of prescription drug to unauthorized person.
775.0875(1)3rdTaking firearm from law enforcement officer.
784.021(1)(a)3rdAggravated assault; deadly weapon without intent to kill.
784.021(1)(b)3rdAggravated assault; intent to commit felony.
784.0413rdFelony battery; domestic battery by strangulation.
784.048(3)3rdAggravated stalking; credible threat.
784.048(5)3rdAggravated stalking of person under 16.
784.07(2)(c)2ndAggravated assault on law enforcement officer.
784.074(1)(b)2ndAggravated assault on sexually violent predators facility staff.
784.08(2)(b)2ndAggravated assault on a person 65 years of age or older.
784.081(2)2ndAggravated assault on specified official or employee.
784.082(2)2ndAggravated assault by detained person on visitor or other detainee.
784.083(2)2ndAggravated assault on code inspector.
787.02(2)3rdFalse imprisonment; restraining with purpose other than those in s. 787.01.
790.115(2)(d)2ndDischarging firearm or weapon on school property.
790.161(2)2ndMake, possess, or throw destructive device with intent to do bodily harm or damage property.
790.164(1)2ndFalse report of deadly explosive, weapon of mass destruction, or act of arson or violence to state property.
790.192ndShooting or throwing deadly missiles into dwellings, vessels, or vehicles.
794.011(8)(a)3rdSolicitation of minor to participate in sexual activity by custodial adult.
794.05(1)2ndUnlawful sexual activity with specified minor.
800.04(5)(d)3rdLewd or lascivious molestation; victim 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years; offender less than 18 years.
800.04(6)(b)2ndLewd or lascivious conduct; offender 18 years of age or older.
806.031(2)2ndArson resulting in great bodily harm to firefighter or any other person.
810.02(3)(c)2ndBurglary of occupied structure; unarmed; no assault or battery.
810.145(8)(b)2ndVideo voyeurism; certain minor victims; 2nd or subsequent offense.
812.014(2)(b)1.2ndProperty stolen $20,000 or more, but less than $100,000, grand theft in 2nd degree.
812.014(6)2ndTheft; property stolen $3,000 or more; coordination of others.
812.015(9)(a)2ndRetail theft; property stolen $300 or more; second or subsequent conviction.
812.015(9)(b)2ndRetail theft; property stolen $3,000 or more; coordination of others.
812.13(2)(c)2ndRobbery, no firearm or other weapon (strong-arm robbery).
817.4821(5)2ndPossess cloning paraphernalia with intent to create cloned cellular telephones.
825.102(1)3rdAbuse of an elderly person or disabled adult.
825.102(3)(c)3rdNeglect of an elderly person or disabled adult.
825.1025(3)3rdLewd or lascivious molestation of an elderly person or disabled adult.
825.103(2)(c)3rdExploiting an elderly person or disabled adult and property is valued at less than $20,000.
827.03(2)(c)3rdAbuse of a child.
827.03(2)(d)3rdNeglect of a child.
827.071(2) & (3)2ndUse or induce a child in a sexual performance, or promote or direct such performance.
836.052ndThreats; extortion.
836.102ndWritten threats to kill or do bodily injury.
843.123rdAids or assists person to escape.
847.0113rdDistributing, offering to distribute, or possessing with intent to distribute obscene materials depicting minors.
847.0123rdKnowingly using a minor in the production of materials harmful to minors.
847.0135(2)3rdFacilitates sexual conduct of or with a minor or the visual depiction of such conduct.
914.232ndRetaliation against a witness, victim, or informant, with bodily injury.
944.35(3)(a)2.3rdCommitting malicious battery upon or inflicting cruel or inhuman treatment on an inmate or offender on community supervision, resulting in great bodily harm.
944.402ndEscapes.
944.463rdHarboring, concealing, aiding escaped prisoners.
944.47(1)(a)5.2ndIntroduction of contraband (firearm, weapon, or explosive) into correctional facility.
951.22(1)3rdIntoxicating drug, firearm, or weapon introduced into county facility.
(g) LEVEL 7
Florida
Statute
Felony
Degree
Description
316.027(1)(b)1stAccident involving death, failure to stop; leaving scene.
316.193(3)(c)2.3rdDUI resulting in serious bodily injury.
316.1935(3)(b)1stCausing serious bodily injury or death to another person; driving at high speed or with wanton disregard for safety while fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officer who is in a patrol vehicle with siren and lights activated.
327.35(3)(c)2.3rdVessel BUI resulting in serious bodily injury.
402.319(2)2ndMisrepresentation and negligence or intentional act resulting in great bodily harm, permanent disfiguration, permanent disability, or death.
409.920
 (2)(b)1.a.
3rdMedicaid provider fraud; $10,000 or less.
409.920
 (2)(b)1.b.
2ndMedicaid provider fraud; more than $10,000, but less than $50,000.
456.065(2)3rdPracticing a health care profession without a license.
456.065(2)2ndPracticing a health care profession without a license which results in serious bodily injury.
458.327(1)3rdPracticing medicine without a license.
459.013(1)3rdPracticing osteopathic medicine without a license.
460.411(1)3rdPracticing chiropractic medicine without a license.
461.012(1)3rdPracticing podiatric medicine without a license.
462.173rdPracticing naturopathy without a license.
463.015(1)3rdPracticing optometry without a license.
464.016(1)3rdPracticing nursing without a license.
465.015(2)3rdPracticing pharmacy without a license.
466.026(1)3rdPracticing dentistry or dental hygiene without a license.
467.2013rdPracticing midwifery without a license.
468.3663rdDelivering respiratory care services without a license.
483.828(1)3rdPracticing as clinical laboratory personnel without a license.
483.901(9)3rdPracticing medical physics without a license.
484.013(1)(c)3rdPreparing or dispensing optical devices without a prescription.
484.0533rdDispensing hearing aids without a license.
494.0018(2)1stConviction of any violation of ss. 494.001-494.0077 in which the total money and property unlawfully obtained exceeded $50,000 and there were five or more victims.
560.123(8)(b)1.3rdFailure to report currency or payment instruments exceeding $300 but less than $20,000 by a money services business.
560.125(5)(a)3rdMoney services business by unauthorized person, currency or payment instruments exceeding $300 but less than $20,000.
655.50(10)(b)1.3rdFailure to report financial transactions exceeding $300 but less than $20,000 by financial institution.
775.21(10)(a)3rdSexual predator; failure to register; failure to renew driver’s license or identification card; other registration violations.
775.21(10)(b)3rdSexual predator working where children regularly congregate.
775.21(10)(g)3rdFailure to report or providing false information about a sexual predator; harbor or conceal a sexual predator.
782.051(3)2ndAttempted felony murder of a person by a person other than the perpetrator or the perpetrator of an attempted felony.
782.07(1)2ndKilling of a human being by the act, procurement, or culpable negligence of another (manslaughter).
782.0712ndKilling of a human being or viable fetus by the operation of a motor vehicle in a reckless manner (vehicular homicide).
782.0722ndKilling of a human being by the operation of a vessel in a reckless manner (vessel homicide).
784.045(1)(a)1.2ndAggravated battery; intentionally causing great bodily harm or disfigurement.
784.045(1)(a)2.2ndAggravated battery; using deadly weapon.
784.045(1)(b)2ndAggravated battery; perpetrator aware victim pregnant.
784.048(4)3rdAggravated stalking; violation of injunction or court order.
784.048(7)3rdAggravated stalking; violation of court order.
784.07(2)(d)1stAggravated battery on law enforcement officer.
784.074(1)(a)1stAggravated battery on sexually violent predators facility staff.
784.08(2)(a)1stAggravated battery on a person 65 years of age or older.
784.081(1)1stAggravated battery on specified official or employee.
784.082(1)1stAggravated battery by detained person on visitor or other detainee.
784.083(1)1stAggravated battery on code inspector.
787.06(3)(a)1stHuman trafficking using coercion for labor and services.
787.06(3)(e)1stHuman trafficking using coercion for labor and services by the transfer or transport of any individual from outside Florida to within the state.
790.07(4)1stSpecified weapons violation subsequent to previous conviction of s. 790.07(1) or (2).
790.16(1)1stDischarge of a machine gun under specified circumstances.
790.165(2)2ndManufacture, sell, possess, or deliver hoax bomb.
790.165(3)2ndPossessing, displaying, or threatening to use any hoax bomb while committing or attempting to commit a felony.
790.166(3)2ndPossessing, selling, using, or attempting to use a hoax weapon of mass destruction.
790.166(4)2ndPossessing, displaying, or threatening to use a hoax weapon of mass destruction while committing or attempting to commit a felony.
790.231st,PBLPossession of a firearm by a person who qualifies for the penalty enhancements provided for in s. 874.04.
794.08(4)3rdFemale genital mutilation; consent by a parent, guardian, or a person in custodial authority to a victim younger than 18 years of age.
796.032ndProcuring any person under 16 years for prostitution.
800.04(5)(c)1.2ndLewd or lascivious molestation; victim less than 12 years of age; offender less than 18 years.
800.04(5)(c)2.2ndLewd or lascivious molestation; victim 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years; offender 18 years or older.
806.01(2)2ndMaliciously damage structure by fire or explosive.
810.02(3)(a)2ndBurglary of occupied dwelling; unarmed; no assault or battery.
810.02(3)(b)2ndBurglary of unoccupied dwelling; unarmed; no assault or battery.
810.02(3)(d)2ndBurglary of occupied conveyance; unarmed; no assault or battery.
810.02(3)(e)2ndBurglary of authorized emergency vehicle.
812.014(2)(a)1.1stProperty stolen, valued at $100,000 or more or a semitrailer deployed by a law enforcement officer; property stolen while causing other property damage; 1st degree grand theft.
812.014(2)(b)2.2ndProperty stolen, cargo valued at less than $50,000, grand theft in 2nd degree.
812.014(2)(b)3.2ndProperty stolen, emergency medical equipment; 2nd degree grand theft.
812.014(2)(b)4.2ndProperty stolen, law enforcement equipment from authorized emergency vehicle.
812.0145(2)(a)1stTheft from person 65 years of age or older; $50,000 or more.
812.019(2)1stStolen property; initiates, organizes, plans, etc., the theft of property and traffics in stolen property.
812.131(2)(a)2ndRobbery by sudden snatching.
812.133(2)(b)1stCarjacking; no firearm, deadly weapon, or other weapon.
812.034(4)(a)1.1stCommunications fraud, value greater than $50,000.
817.234(8)(a)2ndSolicitation of motor vehicle accident victims with intent to defraud.
817.234(9)2ndOrganizing, planning, or participating in an intentional motor vehicle collision.
817.234(11)(c)1stInsurance fraud; property value $100,000 or more.
817.2341
 (2)(b) & (3)(b)
1stMaking false entries of material fact or false statements regarding property values relating to the solvency of an insuring entity which are a significant cause of the insolvency of that entity.
817.535(2)(a)3rdFiling false lien or other unauthorized document.
825.102(3)(b)2ndNeglecting an elderly person or disabled adult causing great bodily harm, disability, or disfigurement.
825.103(2)(b)2ndExploiting an elderly person or disabled adult and property is valued at $20,000 or more, but less than $100,000.
827.03(2)(b)2ndNeglect of a child causing great bodily harm, disability, or disfigurement.
827.04(3)3rdImpregnation of a child under 16 years of age by person 21 years of age or older.
837.05(2)3rdGiving false information about alleged capital felony to a law enforcement officer.
838.0152ndBribery.
838.0162ndUnlawful compensation or reward for official behavior.
838.021(3)(a)2ndUnlawful harm to a public servant.
838.222ndBid tampering.
843.0855(2)3rdImpersonation of a public officer or employee.
843.0855(3)3rdUnlawful simulation of legal process.
843.0855(4)3rdIntimidation of a public officer or employee.
847.0135(3)3rdSolicitation of a child, via a computer service, to commit an unlawful sex act.
847.0135(4)2ndTraveling to meet a minor to commit an unlawful sex act.
872.062ndAbuse of a dead human body.
874.05(2)(b)1stEncouraging or recruiting person under 13 to join a criminal gang; second or subsequent offense.
874.101st,PBLKnowingly initiates, organizes, plans, finances, directs, manages, or supervises criminal gang-related activity.
893.13(1)(c)1.1stSell, manufacture, or deliver cocaine (or other drug prohibited under s. 893.03(1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(d), (2)(a), (2)(b), or (2)(c)4.) within 1,000 feet of a child care facility, school, or state, county, or municipal park or publicly owned recreational facility or community center.
893.13(1)(e)1.1stSell, manufacture, or deliver cocaine or other drug prohibited under s. 893.03(1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(d), (2)(a), (2)(b), or (2)(c)4., within 1,000 feet of property used for religious services or a specified business site.
893.13(4)(a)1stDeliver to minor cocaine (or other s. 893.03(1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(d), (2)(a), (2)(b), or (2)(c)4. drugs).
893.135(1)(a)1.1stTrafficking in cannabis, more than 25 lbs., less than 2,000 lbs.
893.135
 (1)(b)1.a.
1stTrafficking in cocaine, more than 28 grams, less than 200 grams.
893.135
 (1)(c)1.a.
1stTrafficking in illegal drugs, more than 4 grams, less than 14 grams.
893.135(1)(d)1.1stTrafficking in phencyclidine, more than 28 grams, less than 200 grams.
893.135(1)(e)1.1stTrafficking in methaqualone, more than 200 grams, less than 5 kilograms.
893.135(1)(f)1.1stTrafficking in amphetamine, more than 14 grams, less than 28 grams.
893.135
 (1)(g)1.a.
1stTrafficking in flunitrazepam, 4 grams or more, less than 14 grams.
893.135
 (1)(h)1.a.
1stTrafficking in gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), 1 kilogram or more, less than 5 kilograms.
893.135
 (1)(j)1.a.
1stTrafficking in 1,4-Butanediol, 1 kilogram or more, less than 5 kilograms.
893.135
 (1)(k)2.a.
1stTrafficking in Phenethylamines, 10 grams or more, less than 200 grams.
893.1351(2)2ndPossession of place for trafficking in or manufacturing of controlled substance.
896.101(5)(a)3rdMoney laundering, financial transactions exceeding $300 but less than $20,000.
896.104(4)(a)1.3rdStructuring transactions to evade reporting or registration requirements, financial transactions exceeding $300 but less than $20,000.
943.0435(4)(c)2ndSexual offender vacating permanent residence; failure to comply with reporting requirements.
943.0435(8)2ndSexual offender; remains in state after indicating intent to leave; failure to comply with reporting requirements.
943.0435(9)(a)3rdSexual offender; failure to comply with reporting requirements.
943.0435(13)3rdFailure to report or providing false information about a sexual offender; harbor or conceal a sexual offender.
943.0435(14)3rdSexual offender; failure to report and reregister; failure to respond to address verification.
944.607(9)3rdSexual offender; failure to comply with reporting requirements.
944.607(10)(a)3rdSexual offender; failure to submit to the taking of a digitized photograph.
944.607(12)3rdFailure to report or providing false information about a sexual offender; harbor or conceal a sexual offender.
944.607(13)3rdSexual offender; failure to report and reregister; failure to respond to address verification.
985.4815(10)3rdSexual offender; failure to submit to the taking of a digitized photograph.
985.4815(12)3rdFailure to report or providing false information about a sexual offender; harbor or conceal a sexual offender.
985.4815(13)3rdSexual offender; failure to report and reregister; failure to respond to address verification.
(h) LEVEL 8
Florida
Statute
Felony
Degree
Description
316.193
 (3)(c)3.a.
2ndDUI manslaughter.
316.1935(4)(b)1stAggravated fleeing or attempted eluding with serious bodily injury or death.
327.35(3)(c)3.2ndVessel BUI manslaughter.
499.0051(7)1stKnowing trafficking in contraband prescription drugs.
499.0051(8)1stKnowing forgery of prescription labels or prescription drug labels.
560.123(8)(b)2.2ndFailure to report currency or payment instruments totaling or exceeding $20,000, but less than $100,000 by money transmitter.
560.125(5)(b)2ndMoney transmitter business by unauthorized person, currency or payment instruments totaling or exceeding $20,000, but less than $100,000.
655.50(10)(b)2.2ndFailure to report financial transactions totaling or exceeding $20,000, but less than $100,000 by financial institutions.
777.03(2)(a)1stAccessory after the fact, capital felony.
782.04(4)2ndKilling of human without design when engaged in act or attempt of any felony other than arson, sexual battery, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, aggravated fleeing or eluding with serious bodily injury or death, aircraft piracy, or unlawfully discharging bomb.
782.051(2)1stAttempted felony murder while perpetrating or attempting to perpetrate a felony not enumerated in s. 782.04(3).
782.071(1)(b)1stCommitting vehicular homicide and failing to render aid or give information.
782.072(2)1stCommitting vessel homicide and failing to render aid or give information.
787.06(3)(b)1stHuman trafficking using coercion for commercial sexual activity.
787.06(3)(c)1stHuman trafficking using coercion for labor and services of an unauthorized alien.
787.06(3)(f)1stHuman trafficking using coercion for commercial sexual activity by the transfer or transport of any individual from outside Florida to within the state.
790.161(3)1stDischarging a destructive device which results in bodily harm or property damage.
794.011(5)2ndSexual battery, victim 12 years or over, offender does not use physical force likely to cause serious injury.
794.08(3)2ndFemale genital mutilation, removal of a victim younger than 18 years of age from this state.
800.04(4)2ndLewd or lascivious battery.
806.01(1)1stMaliciously damage dwelling or structure by fire or explosive, believing person in structure.
810.02(2)(a)1st,PBLBurglary with assault or battery.
810.02(2)(b)1st,PBLBurglary; armed with explosives or dangerous weapon.
810.02(2)(c)1stBurglary of a dwelling or structure causing structural damage or $1,000 or more property damage.
812.014(2)(a)2.1stProperty stolen; cargo valued at $50,000 or more, grand theft in 1st degree.
812.13(2)(b)1stRobbery with a weapon.
812.135(2)(c)1stHome-invasion robbery, no firearm, deadly weapon, or other weapon.
817.535(2)(b)2ndFiling false lien or other unauthorized document; second or subsequent offense.
817.535(3)(a)2ndFiling false lien or other unauthorized document; property owner is a public officer or employee.
817.535(4)(a)1.2ndFiling false lien or other unauthorized document; defendant is incarcerated or under supervision.
817.535(5)(a)2ndFiling false lien or other unauthorized document; owner of the property incurs financial loss as a result of the false instrument.
817.568(6)2ndFraudulent use of personal identification information of an individual under the age of 18.
825.102(2)1stAggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult.
825.1025(2)2ndLewd or lascivious battery upon an elderly person or disabled adult.
825.103(2)(a)1stExploiting an elderly person or disabled adult and property is valued at $100,000 or more.
837.02(2)2ndPerjury in official proceedings relating to prosecution of a capital felony.
837.021(2)2ndMaking contradictory statements in official proceedings relating to prosecution of a capital felony.
860.121(2)(c)1stShooting at or throwing any object in path of railroad vehicle resulting in great bodily harm.
860.161stAircraft piracy.
893.13(1)(b)1stSell or deliver in excess of 10 grams of any substance specified in s. 893.03(1)(a) or (b).
893.13(2)(b)1stPurchase in excess of 10 grams of any substance specified in s. 893.03(1)(a) or (b).
893.13(6)(c)1stPossess in excess of 10 grams of any substance specified in s. 893.03(1)(a) or (b).
893.135(1)(a)2.1stTrafficking in cannabis, more than 2,000 lbs., less than 10,000 lbs.
893.135
 (1)(b)1.b.
1stTrafficking in cocaine, more than 200 grams, less than 400 grams.
893.135
 (1)(c)1.b.
1stTrafficking in illegal drugs, more than 14 grams, less than 28 grams.
893.135
 (1)(d)1.b.
1stTrafficking in phencyclidine, more than 200 grams, less than 400 grams.
893.135
 (1)(e)1.b.
1stTrafficking in methaqualone, more than 5 kilograms, less than 25 kilograms.
893.135
 (1)(f)1.b.
1stTrafficking in amphetamine, more than 28 grams, less than 200 grams.
893.135
 (1)(g)1.b.
1stTrafficking in flunitrazepam, 14 grams or more, less than 28 grams.
893.135
 (1)(h)1.b.
1stTrafficking in gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), 5 kilograms or more, less than 10 kilograms.
893.135
 (1)(j)1.b.
1stTrafficking in 1,4-Butanediol, 5 kilograms or more, less than 10 kilograms.
893.135
 (1)(k)2.b.
1stTrafficking in Phenethylamines, 200 grams or more, less than 400 grams.
893.1351(3)1stPossession of a place used to manufacture controlled substance when minor is present or resides there.
895.03(1)1stUse or invest proceeds derived from pattern of racketeering activity.
895.03(2)1stAcquire or maintain through racketeering activity any interest in or control of any enterprise or real property.
895.03(3)1stConduct or participate in any enterprise through pattern of racketeering activity.
896.101(5)(b)2ndMoney laundering, financial transactions totaling or exceeding $20,000, but less than $100,000.
896.104(4)(a)2.2ndStructuring transactions to evade reporting or registration requirements, financial transactions totaling or exceeding $20,000 but less than $100,000.
(i) LEVEL 9
Florida
Statute
Felony
Degree
Description
316.193
 (3)(c)3.b.
1stDUI manslaughter; failing to render aid or give information.
327.35(3)(c)3.b.1stBUI manslaughter; failing to render aid or give information.
409.920
 (2)(b)1.c.
1stMedicaid provider fraud; $50,000 or more.
499.0051(9)1stKnowing sale or purchase of contraband prescription drugs resulting in great bodily harm.
560.123(8)(b)3.1stFailure to report currency or payment instruments totaling or exceeding $100,000 by money transmitter.
560.125(5)(c)1stMoney transmitter business by unauthorized person, currency, or payment instruments totaling or exceeding $100,000.
655.50(10)(b)3.1stFailure to report financial transactions totaling or exceeding $100,000 by financial institution.
775.08441stAggravated white collar crime.
782.04(1)1stAttempt, conspire, or solicit to commit premeditated murder.
782.04(3)1st,PBLAccomplice to murder in connection with arson, sexual battery, robbery, burglary, aggravated fleeing or eluding with serious bodily injury or death, and other specified felonies.
782.051(1)1stAttempted felony murder while perpetrating or attempting to perpetrate a felony enumerated in s. 782.04(3).
782.07(2)1stAggravated manslaughter of an elderly person or disabled adult.
787.01(1)(a)1.1st,PBLKidnapping; hold for ransom or reward or as a shield or hostage.
787.01(1)(a)2.1st,PBLKidnapping with intent to commit or facilitate commission of any felony.
787.01(1)(a)4.1st,PBLKidnapping with intent to interfere with performance of any governmental or political function.
787.02(3)(a)1stFalse imprisonment; child under age 13; perpetrator also commits aggravated child abuse, sexual battery, or lewd or lascivious battery, molestation, conduct, or exhibition.
787.06(3)(d)1stHuman trafficking using coercion for commercial sexual activity of an unauthorized alien.
787.06(3)(g)1st,PBLHuman trafficking for commercial sexual activity of a child under the age of 18.
787.06(4)1stSelling or buying of minors into human trafficking.
790.1611stAttempted capital destructive device offense.
790.166(2)1st,PBLPossessing, selling, using, or attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
794.011(2)1stAttempted sexual battery; victim less than 12 years of age.
794.011(2)LifeSexual battery; offender younger than 18 years and commits sexual battery on a person less than 12 years.
794.011(4)1stSexual battery; victim 12 years or older, certain circumstances.
794.011(8)(b)1stSexual battery; engage in sexual conduct with minor 12 to 18 years by person in familial or custodial authority.
794.08(2)1stFemale genital mutilation; victim younger than 18 years of age.
796.0351stSelling or buying of minors into prostitution.
800.04(5)(b)LifeLewd or lascivious molestation; victim less than 12 years; offender 18 years or older.
812.13(2)(a)1st,PBLRobbery with firearm or other deadly weapon.
812.133(2)(a)1st,PBLCarjacking; firearm or other deadly weapon.
812.135(2)(b)1stHome-invasion robbery with weapon.
817.535(3)(b)1stFiling false lien or other unauthorized document; second or subsequent offense; property owner is a public officer or employee.
817.535(4)(a)2.1stFiling false claim or other unauthorized document; defendant is incarcerated or under supervision.
812.535(5)(b)1stFiling false lien or other unauthorized document; second or subsequent offense; owner of the property incurs financial loss as a result of the false instrument.
817.568(7)2nd,
PBL
Fraudulent use of personal identification information of an individual under the age of 18 by his or her parent, legal guardian, or person exercising custodial authority.
827.03(2)(a)1stAggravated child abuse.
847.0145(1)1stSelling, or otherwise transferring custody or control, of a minor.
847.0145(2)1stPurchasing, or otherwise obtaining custody or control, of a minor.
859.011stPoisoning or introducing bacteria, radioactive materials, viruses, or chemical compounds into food, drink, medicine, or water with intent to kill or injure another person.
893.1351stAttempted capital trafficking offense.
893.135(1)(a)3.1stTrafficking in cannabis, more than 10,000 lbs.
893.135
 (1)(b)1.c.
1stTrafficking in cocaine, more than 400 grams, less than 150 kilograms.
893.135
 (1)(c)1.c.
1stTrafficking in illegal drugs, more than 28 grams, less than 30 kilograms.
893.135
 (1)(d)1.c.
1stTrafficking in phencyclidine, more than 400 grams.
893.135
 (1)(e)1.c.
1stTrafficking in methaqualone, more than 25 kilograms.
893.135
 (1)(f)1.c.
1stTrafficking in amphetamine, more than 200 grams.
893.135
 (1)(h)1.c.
1stTrafficking in gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), 10 kilograms or more.
893.135
 (1)(j)1.c.
1stTrafficking in 1,4-Butanediol, 10 kilograms or more.
893.135
 (1)(k)2.c.
1stTrafficking in Phenethylamines, 400 grams or more.
896.101(5)(c)1stMoney laundering, financial instruments totaling or exceeding $100,000.
896.104(4)(a)3.1stStructuring transactions to evade reporting or registration requirements, financial transactions totaling or exceeding $100,000.
(j) LEVEL 10
Florida
Statute
Felony
Degree
Description
499.0051(10)1stKnowing sale or purchase of contraband prescription drugs resulting in death.
782.04(2)1st,PBLUnlawful killing of human; act is homicide, unpremeditated.
782.07(3)1stAggravated manslaughter of a child.
787.01(1)(a)3.1st,PBLKidnapping; inflict bodily harm upon or terrorize victim.
787.01(3)(a)LifeKidnapping; child under age 13, perpetrator also commits aggravated child abuse, sexual battery, or lewd or lascivious battery, molestation, conduct, or exhibition.
787.06(3)(h)LifeHuman trafficking for commercial sexual activity of a child under the age of 15.
794.011(3)LifeSexual battery; victim 12 years or older, offender uses or threatens to use deadly weapon or physical force to cause serious injury.
812.135(2)(a)1st,PBLHome-invasion robbery with firearm or other deadly weapon.
876.321stTreason against the state.
History.s. 5, ch. 97-194; s. 2, ch. 98-22; s. 2, ch. 98-24; s. 4, ch. 98-204; s. 5, ch. 98-207; s. 2, ch. 98-274; s. 54, ch. 98-280; ss. 6, 10, ch. 98-417; s. 110, ch. 99-3; s. 3, ch. 99-12; s. 3, ch. 99-153; s. 17, ch. 99-168; s. 2, ch. 99-175; s. 15, ch. 99-186; s. 10, ch. 99-188; s. 11, ch. 99-201; s. 3, ch. 99-207; s. 86, ch. 2000-139; s. 3, ch. 2000-218; s. 2, ch. 2000-230; s. 2, ch. 2000-246; s. 47, ch. 2000-318; s. 7, ch. 2000-320; s. 24, ch. 2000-360; s. 5, ch. 2001-55; s. 30, ch. 2001-64; s. 3, ch. 2001-99; s. 2, ch. 2001-114; s. 16, ch. 2001-115; s. 3, ch. 2001-147; s. 2, ch. 2001-233; s. 6, ch. 2001-236; s. 3, ch. 2001-244; s. 8, ch. 2001-271; s. 121, ch. 2001-277; s. 2, ch. 2001-358; s. 118, ch. 2002-1; s. 5, ch. 2002-28; s. 2, ch. 2002-51; s. 12, ch. 2002-78; s. 3, ch. 2002-81; s. 2, ch. 2002-159; s. 2, ch. 2002-162; s. 1, ch. 2002-212; s. 7, ch. 2002-259; s. 10, ch. 2002-263; s. 2, ch. 2002-284; s. 2, ch. 2002-386; s. 109, ch. 2003-1; s. 4, ch. 2003-23; s. 3, ch. 2003-59; s. 4, ch. 2003-71; s. 3, ch. 2003-84; s. 2, ch. 2003-95; s. 8, ch. 2003-148; s. 29, ch. 2003-155; s. 6, ch. 2003-158; s. 1, ch. 2003-176; s. 13, ch. 2003-411; s. 36, ch. 2003-412; s. 162, ch. 2004-5; s. 4, ch. 2004-256; s. 4, ch. 2004-286; s. 3, ch. 2004-290; s. 51, ch. 2004-335; s. 3, ch. 2004-341; s. 29, ch. 2004-344; s. 10, ch. 2004-371; s. 2, ch. 2004-388; s. 144, ch. 2005-2; s. 6, ch. 2005-28; s. 1, ch. 2005-33; s. 3, ch. 2005-77; s. 5, ch. 2005-119; s. 17, ch. 2005-128; s. 4, ch. 2006-51; s. 4, ch. 2006-114; s. 114, ch. 2006-120; s. 3, ch. 2006-225; s. 3, ch. 2006-260; s. 32, ch. 2006-304; s. 157, ch. 2007-5; s. 5, ch. 2007-112; s. 3, ch. 2007-115; s. 2, ch. 2007-133; s. 8, ch. 2007-143; s. 6, ch. 2007-167; s. 3, ch. 2007-177; s. 14, ch. 2007-209; s. 2, ch. 2007-245; s. 165, ch. 2008-4; s. 3, ch. 2008-88; s. 6, ch. 2008-120; s. 2, ch. 2008-160; s. 23, ch. 2008-172; s. 54, ch. 2008-177; s. 4, ch. 2008-184; s. 43, ch. 2008-207; s. 25, ch. 2008-238; s. 206, ch. 2008-247; s. 2, ch. 2009-102; s. 30, ch. 2009-223; s. 24, ch. 2010-117; s. 4, ch. 2010-121; s. 8, ch. 2010-163; s. 42, ch. 2010-209; s. 30, ch. 2011-66; s. 6, ch. 2011-73; s. 3, ch. 2011-80; s. 4, ch. 2011-90; s. 16, ch. 2011-220; s. 8, ch. 2012-19; s. 4, ch. 2012-21; s. 3, ch. 2012-23; s. 83, ch. 2012-30; s. 2, ch. 2012-39; s. 1, ch. 2012-68; s. 8, ch. 2012-95; s. 19, ch. 2012-97; s. 13, ch. 2012-155; s. 112, ch. 2013-15; s. 5, ch. 2013-29; s. 5, ch. 2013-80; s. 2, ch. 2013-208; s. 3, ch. 2013-228.
921.0023 Criminal Punishment Code; ranking unlisted felony offenses.A felony offense committed on or after October 1, 1998, that is not listed in s. 921.0022 is ranked with respect to offense severity level by the Legislature, commensurate with the harm or potential harm that is caused by the offense to the community. Until the Legislature specifically assigns an offense to a severity level in the offense severity ranking chart, the severity level is within the following parameters:
(1) A felony of the third degree within offense level 1.
(2) A felony of the second degree within offense level 4.
(3) A felony of the first degree within offense level 7.
(4) A felony of the first degree punishable by life within offense level 9.
(5) A life felony within offense level 10.
History.s. 6, ch. 97-194; s. 5, ch. 98-204.
921.0024 Criminal Punishment Code; worksheet computations; scoresheets.
(1)(a) The Criminal Punishment Code worksheet is used to compute the subtotal and total sentence points as follows:

FLORIDA CRIMINAL PUNISHMENT CODE
WORKSHEET

OFFENSE SCORE

Primary Offense
LevelSentence Points Total
10116=  
992=  
874=  
756=  
636=  
528=  
422=  
316=  
210=  
14=  
    
Total   
Additional Offenses
LevelSentence Points Counts Total
1058x = 
946x = 
837x = 
728x = 
618x = 
55.4x = 
43.6x = 
32.4x = 
21.2x = 
10.7x = 
M0.2x = 
      
Total   
Victim Injury
LevelSentence Points Number Total
2nd degree
murder-
death
240x = 
Death120x = 
Severe40x = 
Moderate18x = 
Slight4x = 
Sexual
 penetration
80x = 
Sexual
 contact
40x = 
      
Total   

Primary Offense + Additional Offenses + Victim Injury =

TOTAL OFFENSE SCORE

PRIOR RECORD SCORE

Prior Record
LevelSentence Points Number Total
1029x = 
923x = 
819x = 
714x = 
69x = 
53.6x = 
42.4x = 
31.6x = 
20.8x = 
10.5x = 
M0.2x = 
      
Total   

  TOTAL OFFENSE SCORE 

  TOTAL PRIOR RECORD SCORE 

  LEGAL STATUS 

  COMMUNITY SANCTION VIOLATION 

  PRIOR SERIOUS FELONY 

  PRIOR CAPITAL FELONY 

  FIREARM OR SEMIAUTOMATIC WEAPON 

     SUBTOTAL  

  PRISON RELEASEE REOFFENDER (no)(yes) 

  VIOLENT CAREER CRIMINAL (no)(yes) 

  HABITUAL VIOLENT OFFENDER (no)(yes) 

  HABITUAL OFFENDER (no)(yes) 

  DRUG TRAFFICKER (no)(yes) (x multiplier) 

  LAW ENF. PROTECT. (no)(yes) (x multiplier) 

  MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT (no)(yes) (x multiplier) 

  CRIMINAL GANG OFFENSE (no)(yes) (x multiplier) 

  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE PRESENCE OF RELATED CHILD (no)(yes) (x multiplier) 

 

     TOTAL SENTENCE POINTS  

(b) WORKSHEET KEY:

Legal status points are assessed when any form of legal status existed at the time the offender committed an offense before the court for sentencing. Four (4) sentence points are assessed for an offender’s legal status.

Community sanction violation points are assessed when a community sanction violation is before the court for sentencing. Six (6) sentence points are assessed for each community sanction violation and each successive community sanction violation, unless any of the following apply:

1. If the community sanction violation includes a new felony conviction before the sentencing court, twelve (12) community sanction violation points are assessed for the violation, and for each successive community sanction violation involving a new felony conviction.

2. If the community sanction violation is committed by a violent felony offender of special concern as defined in s. 948.06:

a. Twelve (12) community sanction violation points are assessed for the violation and for each successive violation of felony probation or community control where:

I. The violation does not include a new felony conviction; and

II. The community sanction violation is not based solely on the probationer or offender’s failure to pay costs or fines or make restitution payments.

b. Twenty-four (24) community sanction violation points are assessed for the violation and for each successive violation of felony probation or community control where the violation includes a new felony conviction.

Multiple counts of community sanction violations before the sentencing court shall not be a basis for multiplying the assessment of community sanction violation points.

Prior serious felony points: If the offender has a primary offense or any additional offense ranked in level 8, level 9, or level 10, and one or more prior serious felonies, a single assessment of thirty (30) points shall be added. For purposes of this section, a prior serious felony is an offense in the offender’s prior record that is ranked in level 8, level 9, or level 10 under s. 921.0022 or s. 921.0023 and for which the offender is serving a sentence of confinement, supervision, or other sanction or for which the offender’s date of release from confinement, supervision, or other sanction, whichever is later, is within 3 years before the date the primary offense or any additional offense was committed.

Prior capital felony points: If the offender has one or more prior capital felonies in the offender’s criminal record, points shall be added to the subtotal sentence points of the offender equal to twice the number of points the offender receives for the primary offense and any additional offense. A prior capital felony in the offender’s criminal record is a previous capital felony offense for which the offender has entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilty or has been found guilty; or a felony in another jurisdiction which is a capital felony in that jurisdiction, or would be a capital felony if the offense were committed in this state.

Possession of a firearm, semiautomatic firearm, or machine gun: If the offender is convicted of committing or attempting to commit any felony other than those enumerated in s. 775.087(2) while having in his or her possession: a firearm as defined in s. 790.001(6), an additional eighteen (18) sentence points are assessed; or if the offender is convicted of committing or attempting to commit any felony other than those enumerated in s. 775.087(3) while having in his or her possession a semiautomatic firearm as defined in s. 775.087(3) or a machine gun as defined in s. 790.001(9), an additional twenty-five (25) sentence points are assessed.

Sentencing multipliers:

Drug trafficking: If the primary offense is drug trafficking under s. 893.135, the subtotal sentence points are multiplied, at the discretion of the court, for a level 7 or level 8 offense, by 1.5. The state attorney may move the sentencing court to reduce or suspend the sentence of a person convicted of a level 7 or level 8 offense, if the offender provides substantial assistance as described in s. 893.135(4).

Law enforcement protection: If the primary offense is a violation of the Law Enforcement Protection Act under s. 775.0823(2), (3), or (4), the subtotal sentence points are multiplied by 2.5. If the primary offense is a violation of s. 775.0823(5), (6), (7), (8), or (9), the subtotal sentence points are multiplied by 2.0. If the primary offense is a violation of s. 784.07(3) or s. 775.0875(1), or of the Law Enforcement Protection Act under s. 775.0823(10) or (11), the subtotal sentence points are multiplied by 1.5.

Grand theft of a motor vehicle: If the primary offense is grand theft of the third degree involving a motor vehicle and in the offender’s prior record, there are three or more grand thefts of the third degree involving a motor vehicle, the subtotal sentence points are multiplied by 1.5.

Offense related to a criminal gang: If the offender is convicted of the primary offense and committed that offense for the purpose of benefiting, promoting, or furthering the interests of a criminal gang as defined in s. 874.03, the subtotal sentence points are multiplied by 1.5. If applying the multiplier results in the lowest permissible sentence exceeding the statutory maximum sentence for the primary offense under chapter 775, the court may not apply the multiplier and must sentence the defendant to the statutory maximum sentence.

Domestic violence in the presence of a child: If the offender is convicted of the primary offense and the primary offense is a crime of domestic violence, as defined in s. 741.28, which was committed in the presence of a child under 16 years of age who is a family or household member as defined in s. 741.28(3) with the victim or perpetrator, the subtotal sentence points are multiplied by 1.5.

(2) The lowest permissible sentence is the minimum sentence that may be imposed by the trial court, absent a valid reason for departure. The lowest permissible sentence is any nonstate prison sanction in which the total sentence points equals or is less than 44 points, unless the court determines within its discretion that a prison sentence, which may be up to the statutory maximums for the offenses committed, is appropriate. When the total sentence points exceeds 44 points, the lowest permissible sentence in prison months shall be calculated by subtracting 28 points from the total sentence points and decreasing the remaining total by 25 percent. The total sentence points shall be calculated only as a means of determining the lowest permissible sentence. The permissible range for sentencing shall be the lowest permissible sentence up to and including the statutory maximum, as defined in s. 775.082, for the primary offense and any additional offenses before the court for sentencing. The sentencing court may impose such sentences concurrently or consecutively. However, any sentence to state prison must exceed 1 year. If the lowest permissible sentence under the code exceeds the statutory maximum sentence as provided in s. 775.082, the sentence required by the code must be imposed. If the total sentence points are greater than or equal to 363, the court may sentence the offender to life imprisonment. An offender sentenced to life imprisonment under this section is not eligible for any form of discretionary early release, except executive clemency or conditional medical release under s. 947.149.
(3) A single scoresheet shall be prepared for each defendant to determine the permissible range for the sentence that the court may impose, except that if the defendant is before the court for sentencing for more than one felony and the felonies were committed under more than one version or revision of the guidelines or the code, separate scoresheets must be prepared. The scoresheet or scoresheets must cover all the defendant’s offenses pending before the court for sentencing. The state attorney shall prepare the scoresheet or scoresheets, which must be presented to the defense counsel for review for accuracy in all cases unless the judge directs otherwise. The defendant’s scoresheet or scoresheets must be approved and signed by the sentencing judge.
(4) The Department of Corrections, in consultation with the Office of the State Courts Administrator, state attorneys, and public defenders, must develop and submit the revised Criminal Punishment Code scoresheet to the Supreme Court for approval by June 15 of each year, as necessary. Upon the Supreme Court’s approval of the revised scoresheet, the Department of Corrections shall produce and provide sufficient copies of the revised scoresheets by September 30 of each year, as necessary. Scoresheets must include item entries for the scoresheet preparer’s use in indicating whether any prison sentence imposed includes a mandatory minimum sentence or the sentence imposed was a downward departure from the lowest permissible sentence under the Criminal Punishment Code.
(5) The Department of Corrections shall distribute sufficient copies of the Criminal Punishment Code scoresheets to those persons charged with the responsibility for preparing scoresheets.
(6) The clerk of the circuit court shall transmit a complete, accurate, and legible copy of the Criminal Punishment Code scoresheet used in each sentencing proceeding to the Department of Corrections. Scoresheets must be transmitted no less frequently than monthly, by the first of each month, and may be sent collectively.
(7) A sentencing scoresheet must be prepared for every defendant who is sentenced for a felony offense. A copy of the individual offender’s Criminal Punishment Code scoresheet and any attachments thereto prepared pursuant to Rule 3.701, Rule 3.702, or Rule 3.703, Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure, or any other rule pertaining to the preparation and submission of felony sentencing scoresheets, must be attached to the copy of the uniform judgment and sentence form provided to the Department of Corrections.
History.s. 7, ch. 97-194; s. 6, ch. 98-204; s. 111, ch. 99-3; s. 57, ch. 99-7; s. 3, ch. 99-12; s. 10, ch. 99-188; s. 56, ch. 99-193; s. 25, ch. 2000-320; s. 2, ch. 2001-126; s. 4, ch. 2001-183; s. 1, ch. 2002-212; s. 163, ch. 2004-5; s. 18, ch. 2005-128; s. 5, ch. 2007-2; s. 2, ch. 2007-212; s. 26, ch. 2008-238; s. 6, ch. 2013-80.
921.00241 Prison diversion program.
(1) Notwithstanding s. 921.0024 and effective for offenses committed on or after July 1, 2009, a court may divert from the state correctional system an offender who would otherwise be sentenced to a state facility by sentencing the offender to a nonstate prison sanction as provided in subsection (2). An offender may be sentenced to a nonstate prison sanction if the offender meets all of the following criteria:
(a) The offender’s primary offense is a felony of the third degree.
(b) The offender’s total sentence points score, as provided in s. 921.0024, is not more than 48 points, or the offender’s total sentence points score is 54 points and 6 of those points are for a violation of probation, community control, or other community supervision, and do not involve a new violation of law.
(c) The offender has not been convicted or previously convicted of a forcible felony as defined in s. 776.08, but excluding any third degree felony violation under chapter 810.
(d) The offender’s primary offense does not require a minimum mandatory sentence.
(2) If the court elects to impose a sentence as provided in this section, the court shall sentence the offender to a term of probation, community control, or community supervision with mandatory participation in a prison diversion program of the Department of Corrections if such program is funded and exists in the judicial circuit in which the offender is sentenced. The prison diversion program shall be designed to meet the unique needs of each judicial circuit and of the offender population of that circuit. The program may require residential, nonresidential, or day-reporting requirements; substance abuse treatment; employment; restitution; academic or vocational opportunities; or community service work.
(3) The court that sentences a defendant to a nonstate prison sanction pursuant to subsection (2) shall make written findings that the defendant meets the criteria in subsection (1); and the sentencing order must indicate that the offender was sentenced to the prison diversion program pursuant to subsection (2). The court may order the offender to pay all or a portion of the costs related to the prison diversion program if the court determines that the offender has the ability to pay.
History.s. 2, ch. 2009-63.
921.0025 Adoption and implementation of revised sentencing scoresheets.Rules 3.701, 3.702, 3.703, and 3.988, Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure, as revised by the Supreme Court, and any other rule pertaining to the preparation and submission of felony sentencing scoresheets, are adopted and implemented in accordance with this chapter for application to the Criminal Punishment Code.
History.s. 7, ch. 98-204.
921.0026 Mitigating circumstances.This section applies to any felony offense, except any capital felony, committed on or after October 1, 1998.
(1) A downward departure from the lowest permissible sentence, as calculated according to the total sentence points pursuant to s. 921.0024, is prohibited unless there are circumstances or factors that reasonably justify the downward departure. Mitigating factors to be considered include, but are not limited to, those listed in subsection (2). The imposition of a sentence below the lowest permissible sentence is subject to appellate review under chapter 924, but the extent of downward departure is not subject to appellate review.
(2) Mitigating circumstances under which a departure from the lowest permissible sentence is reasonably justified include, but are not limited to:
(a) The departure results from a legitimate, uncoerced plea bargain.
(b) The defendant was an accomplice to the offense and was a relatively minor participant in the criminal conduct.
(c) The capacity of the defendant to appreciate the criminal nature of the conduct or to conform that conduct to the requirements of law was substantially impaired.
(d) The defendant requires specialized treatment for a mental disorder that is unrelated to substance abuse or addiction or for a physical disability, and the defendant is amenable to treatment.
(e) The need for payment of restitution to the victim outweighs the need for a prison sentence.
(f) The victim was an initiator, willing participant, aggressor, or provoker of the incident.
(g) The defendant acted under extreme duress or under the domination of another person.
(h) Before the identity of the defendant was determined, the victim was substantially compensated.
(i) The defendant cooperated with the state to resolve the current offense or any other offense.
(j) The offense was committed in an unsophisticated manner and was an isolated incident for which the defendant has shown remorse.
(k) At the time of the offense the defendant was too young to appreciate the consequences of the offense.
(l) The defendant is to be sentenced as a youthful offender.
(m) The defendant’s offense is a nonviolent felony, the defendant’s Criminal Punishment Code scoresheet total sentence points under s. 921.0024 are 60 points or fewer, and the court determines that the defendant is amenable to the services of a postadjudicatory treatment-based drug court program and is otherwise qualified to participate in the program as part of the sentence. For purposes of this paragraph, the term “nonviolent felony” has the same meaning as provided in s. 948.08(6).
(n) The defendant was making a good faith effort to obtain or provide medical assistance for an individual experiencing a drug-related overdose.
(3) Except as provided in paragraph (2)(m), the defendant’s substance abuse or addiction, including intoxication at the time of the offense, is not a mitigating factor under subsection (2) and does not, under any circumstances, justify a downward departure from the permissible sentencing range.
History.s. 8, ch. 97-194; s. 8, ch. 98-204; s. 2, ch. 2009-64; s. 2, ch. 2011-33; s. 3, ch. 2012-36.
921.00265 Recommended sentences; departure sentences; mandatory minimum sentences.This section applies to any felony offense, except any capital felony, committed on or after October 1, 1998.
(1) The lowest permissible sentence provided by calculations from the total sentence points pursuant to s. 921.0024(2) is assumed to be the lowest appropriate sentence for the offender being sentenced. A departure sentence is prohibited unless there are mitigating circumstances or factors present as provided in s. 921.0026 which reasonably justify a departure.
(2) A sentence that decreases an offender’s sentence below the lowest permissible sentence is a departure sentence and must be accompanied by a written statement by the sentencing court delineating the reasons for the departure, filed within 7 days after the date of sentencing. A written transcription of reasons stated orally at sentencing for departure from the lowest permissible sentence is permissible if it is filed by the court within 7 days after the date of sentencing.
(3) Any offender who is sentenced to a departure sentence or any offender who is subject to a minimum mandatory sentence must have the departure sentence and any minimum mandatory sentence so noted on the sentencing scoresheet.
History.s. 9, ch. 98-204.
921.0027 Criminal Punishment Code and revisions; applicability.The Florida Criminal Punishment Code applies to all felonies, except capital felonies, committed on or after October 1, 1998. Any revision to the Criminal Punishment Code applies to sentencing for all felonies, except capital felonies, committed on or after the effective date of the revision. Felonies, except capital felonies, with continuing dates of enterprise shall be sentenced under the Criminal Punishment Code in effect on the beginning date of the criminal activity.
History.s. 42, ch. 97-194.
921.09 Fees of physicians who determine sanity at time of sentence.The court shall allow reasonable fees to physicians appointed by the court to determine the mental condition of a defendant who has alleged insanity as a cause for not pronouncing sentence. The fees shall be paid by the county in which the indictment was found or the information or affidavit filed.
History.s. 255, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(264); s. 121, ch. 70-339.
921.12 Fees of physicians when pregnancy is alleged as cause for not pronouncing sentence.The court shall allow reasonable fees to the physicians appointed to examine a defendant who has alleged her pregnancy as a cause for not pronouncing sentence. The fees shall be paid by the county in which the indictment was found or the information or affidavit filed.
History.s. 258, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(267); s. 122, ch. 70-339.
921.137 Imposition of the death sentence upon an intellectually disabled defendant prohibited.
(1) As used in this section, the term “intellectually disabled” or “intellectual disability” means significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the period from conception to age 18. The term “significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning,” for the purpose of this section, means performance that is two or more standard deviations from the mean score on a standardized intelligence test specified in the rules of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. The term “adaptive behavior,” for the purpose of this definition, means the effectiveness or degree with which an individual meets the standards of personal independence and social responsibility expected of his or her age, cultural group, and community. The Agency for Persons with Disabilities shall adopt rules to specify the standardized intelligence tests as provided in this subsection.
(2) A sentence of death may not be imposed upon a defendant convicted of a capital felony if it is determined in accordance with this section that the defendant is intellectually disabled.
(3) A defendant charged with a capital felony who intends to raise intellectual disability as a bar to the death sentence must give notice of such intention in accordance with the rules of court governing notices of intent to offer expert testimony regarding mental health mitigation during the penalty phase of a capital trial.
(4) After a defendant who has given notice of his or her intention to raise intellectual disability as a bar to the death sentence is convicted of a capital felony and an advisory jury has returned a recommended sentence of death, the defendant may file a motion to determine whether the defendant is intellectually disabled. Upon receipt of the motion, the court shall appoint two experts in the field of intellectual disabilities who shall evaluate the defendant and report their findings to the court and all interested parties prior to the final sentencing hearing. Notwithstanding s. 921.141 or s. 921.142, the final sentencing hearing shall be held without a jury. At the final sentencing hearing, the court shall consider the findings of the court-appointed experts and consider the findings of any other expert which is offered by the state or the defense on the issue of whether the defendant has an intellectual disability. If the court finds, by clear and convincing evidence, that the defendant has an intellectual disability as defined in subsection (1), the court may not impose a sentence of death and shall enter a written order that sets forth with specificity the findings in support of the determination.
(5) If a defendant waives his or her right to a recommended sentence by an advisory jury following a plea of guilt or nolo contendere to a capital felony and adjudication of guilt by the court, or following a jury finding of guilt of a capital felony, upon acceptance of the waiver by the court, a defendant who has given notice as required in subsection (3) may file a motion for a determination of intellectual disability. Upon granting the motion, the court shall proceed as provided in subsection (4).
(6) If, following a recommendation by an advisory jury that the defendant be sentenced to life imprisonment, the state intends to request the court to order that the defendant be sentenced to death, the state must inform the defendant of such request if the defendant has notified the court of his or her intent to raise intellectual disability as a bar to the death sentence. After receipt of the notice from the state, the defendant may file a motion requesting a determination by the court of whether the defendant is intellectually disabled. Upon granting the motion, the court shall proceed as provided in subsection (4).
(7) Pursuant to s. 924.07, the state may appeal a determination of intellectual disability made under subsection (4).
(8) This section does not apply to a defendant who was sentenced to death before June 12, 2001.
(9) For purposes of the application of the criminal laws and procedural rules of this state to any matters relating to the imposition and execution of the death penalty, the terms “intellectual disability” or “intellectually disabled” are interchangeable with and have the same meaning as the terms “mental retardation” or “retardation” and “mentally retarded” as those terms were defined before July 1, 2013.
History.s. 1, ch. 2001-202; s. 23, ch. 2006-195; s. 38, ch. 2013-162.
921.141 Sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital felonies; further proceedings to determine sentence.
(1) SEPARATE PROCEEDINGS ON ISSUE OF PENALTY.Upon conviction or adjudication of guilt of a defendant of a capital felony, the court shall conduct a separate sentencing proceeding to determine whether the defendant should be sentenced to death or life imprisonment as authorized by s. 775.082. The proceeding shall be conducted by the trial judge before the trial jury as soon as practicable. If, through impossibility or inability, the trial jury is unable to reconvene for a hearing on the issue of penalty, having determined the guilt of the accused, the trial judge may summon a special juror or jurors as provided in chapter 913 to determine the issue of the imposition of the penalty. If the trial jury has been waived, or if the defendant pleaded guilty, the sentencing proceeding shall be conducted before a jury impaneled for that purpose, unless waived by the defendant. In the proceeding, evidence may be presented as to any matter that the court deems relevant to the nature of the crime and the character of the defendant and shall include matters relating to any of the aggravating or mitigating circumstances enumerated in subsections (5) and (6). Any such evidence which the court deems to have probative value may be received, regardless of its admissibility under the exclusionary rules of evidence, provided the defendant is accorded a fair opportunity to rebut any hearsay statements. However, this subsection shall not be construed to authorize the introduction of any evidence secured in violation of the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of Florida. The state and the defendant or the defendant’s counsel shall be permitted to present argument for or against sentence of death.
(2) ADVISORY SENTENCE BY THE JURY.After hearing all the evidence, the jury shall deliberate and render an advisory sentence to the court, based upon the following matters:
(a) Whether sufficient aggravating circumstances exist as enumerated in subsection (5);
(b) Whether sufficient mitigating circumstances exist which outweigh the aggravating circumstances found to exist; and
(c) Based on these considerations, whether the defendant should be sentenced to life imprisonment or death.
(3) FINDINGS IN SUPPORT OF SENTENCE OF DEATH.Notwithstanding the recommendation of a majority of the jury, the court, after weighing the aggravating and mitigating circumstances, shall enter a sentence of life imprisonment or death, but if the court imposes a sentence of death, it shall set forth in writing its findings upon which the sentence of death is based as to the facts:
(a) That sufficient aggravating circumstances exist as enumerated in subsection (5), and
(b) That there are insufficient mitigating circumstances to outweigh the aggravating circumstances.

In each case in which the court imposes the death sentence, the determination of the court shall be supported by specific written findings of fact based upon the circumstances in subsections (5) and (6) and upon the records of the trial and the sentencing proceedings. If the court does not make the findings requiring the death sentence within 30 days after the rendition of the judgment and sentence, the court shall impose sentence of life imprisonment in accordance with s. 775.082.

(4) REVIEW OF JUDGMENT AND SENTENCE.The judgment of conviction and sentence of death shall be subject to automatic review by the Supreme Court of Florida and disposition rendered within 2 years after the filing of a notice of appeal. Such review by the Supreme Court shall have priority over all other cases and shall be heard in accordance with rules promulgated by the Supreme Court.
(5) AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES.Aggravating circumstances shall be limited to the following:
(a) The capital felony was committed by a person previously convicted of a felony and under sentence of imprisonment or placed on community control or on felony probation.
(b) The defendant was previously convicted of another capital felony or of a felony involving the use or threat of violence to the person.
(c) The defendant knowingly created a great risk of death to many persons.
(d) The capital felony was committed while the defendant was engaged, or was an accomplice, in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit, any: robbery; sexual battery; aggravated child abuse; abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult resulting in great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; arson; burglary; kidnapping; aircraft piracy; or unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb.
(e) The capital felony was committed for the purpose of avoiding or preventing a lawful arrest or effecting an escape from custody.
(f) The capital felony was committed for pecuniary gain.
(g) The capital felony was committed to disrupt or hinder the lawful exercise of any governmental function or the enforcement of laws.
(h) The capital felony was especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel.
(i) The capital felony was a homicide and was committed in a cold, calculated, and premeditated manner without any pretense of moral or legal justification.
(j) The victim of the capital felony was a law enforcement officer engaged in the performance of his or her official duties.
(k) The victim of the capital felony was an elected or appointed public official engaged in the performance of his or her official duties if the motive for the capital felony was related, in whole or in part, to the victim’s official capacity.
(l) The victim of the capital felony was a person less than 12 years of age.
(m) The victim of the capital felony was particularly vulnerable due to advanced age or disability, or because the defendant stood in a position of familial or custodial authority over the victim.
(n) The capital felony was committed by a criminal gang member, as defined in s. 874.03.
(o) The capital felony was committed by a person designated as a sexual predator pursuant to s. 775.21 or a person previously designated as a sexual predator who had the sexual predator designation removed.
(p) The capital felony was committed by a person subject to an injunction issued pursuant to s. 741.30 or s. 784.046, or a foreign protection order accorded full faith and credit pursuant to s. 741.315, and was committed against the petitioner who obtained the injunction or protection order or any spouse, child, sibling, or parent of the petitioner.
(6) MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES.Mitigating circumstances shall be the following:
(a) The defendant has no significant history of prior criminal activity.
(b) The capital felony was committed while the defendant was under the influence of extreme mental or emotional disturbance.
(c) The victim was a participant in the defendant’s conduct or consented to the act.
(d) The defendant was an accomplice in the capital felony committed by another person and his or her participation was relatively minor.
(e) The defendant acted under extreme duress or under the substantial domination of another person.
(f) The capacity of the defendant to appreciate the criminality of his or her conduct or to conform his or her conduct to the requirements of law was substantially impaired.
(g) The age of the defendant at the time of the crime.
(h) The existence of any other factors in the defendant’s background that would mitigate against imposition of the death penalty.
(7) VICTIM IMPACT EVIDENCE.Once the prosecution has provided evidence of the existence of one or more aggravating circumstances as described in subsection (5), the prosecution may introduce, and subsequently argue, victim impact evidence to the jury. Such evidence shall be designed to demonstrate the victim’s uniqueness as an individual human being and the resultant loss to the community’s members by the victim’s death. Characterizations and opinions about the crime, the defendant, and the appropriate sentence shall not be permitted as a part of victim impact evidence.
(8) APPLICABILITY.This section does not apply to a person convicted or adjudicated guilty of a capital drug trafficking felony under s. 893.135.
History.s. 237a, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(246); s. 119, ch. 70-339; s. 1, ch. 72-72; s. 9, ch. 72-724; s. 1, ch. 74-379; s. 248, ch. 77-104; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 1, ch. 79-353; s. 177, ch. 83-216; s. 1, ch. 87-368; s. 10, ch. 88-381; s. 3, ch. 90-112; s. 1, ch. 91-270; s. 1, ch. 92-81; s. 1, ch. 95-159; s. 5, ch. 96-290; s. 1, ch. 96-302; s. 7, ch. 2005-28; s. 2, ch. 2005-64; s. 27, ch. 2008-238; s. 25, ch. 2010-117; s. 1, ch. 2010-120.
Note.Former s. 919.23.
921.142 Sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital drug trafficking felonies; further proceedings to determine sentence.
(1) FINDINGS.The Legislature finds that trafficking in cocaine or opiates carries a grave risk of death or danger to the public; that a reckless disregard for human life is implicit in knowingly trafficking in cocaine or opiates; and that persons who traffic in cocaine or opiates may be determined by the trier of fact to have a culpable mental state of reckless indifference or disregard for human life.
(2) SEPARATE PROCEEDINGS ON ISSUE OF PENALTY.Upon conviction or adjudication of guilt of a defendant of a capital felony under s. 893.135, the court shall conduct a separate sentencing proceeding to determine whether the defendant should be sentenced to death or life imprisonment as authorized by s. 775.082. The proceeding shall be conducted by the trial judge before the trial jury as soon as practicable. If, through impossibility or inability, the trial jury is unable to reconvene for a hearing on the issue of penalty, having determined the guilt of the accused, the trial judge may summon a special juror or jurors as provided in chapter 913 to determine the issue of the imposition of the penalty. If the trial jury has been waived, or if the defendant pleaded guilty, the sentencing proceeding shall be conducted before a jury impaneled for that purpose, unless waived by the defendant. In the proceeding, evidence may be presented as to any matter that the court deems relevant to the nature of the crime and the character of the defendant and shall include matters relating to any of the aggravating or mitigating circumstances enumerated in subsections (6) and (7). Any such evidence which the court deems to have probative value may be received, regardless of its admissibility under the exclusionary rules of evidence, provided the defendant is accorded a fair opportunity to rebut any hearsay statements. However, this subsection shall not be construed to authorize the introduction of any evidence secured in violation of the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of Florida. The state and the defendant or the defendant’s counsel shall be permitted to present argument for or against sentence of death.
(3) ADVISORY SENTENCE BY THE JURY.After hearing all the evidence, the jury shall deliberate and render an advisory sentence to the court, based upon the following matters:
(a) Whether sufficient aggravating circumstances exist as enumerated in subsection (6);
(b) Whether sufficient mitigating circumstances exist which outweigh the aggravating circumstances found to exist; and
(c) Based on these considerations, whether the defendant should be sentenced to life imprisonment or death.
(4) FINDINGS IN SUPPORT OF SENTENCE OF DEATH.Notwithstanding the recommendation of a majority of the jury, the court, after weighing the aggravating and mitigating circumstances, shall enter a sentence of life imprisonment or death, but if the court imposes a sentence of death, it shall set forth in writing its findings upon which the sentence of death is based as to the facts:
(a) That sufficient aggravating circumstances exist as enumerated in subsection (6), and
(b) That there are insufficient mitigating circumstances to outweigh the aggravating circumstances.

In each case in which the court imposes the death sentence, the determination of the court shall be supported by specific written findings of fact based upon the circumstances in subsections (6) and (7) and upon the records of the trial and the sentencing proceedings. If the court does not make the findings requiring the death sentence within 30 days after the rendition of the judgment and sentence, the court shall impose sentence of life imprisonment in accordance with s. 775.082, and that person shall be ineligible for parole.

(5) REVIEW OF JUDGMENT AND SENTENCE.The judgment of conviction and sentence of death shall be subject to automatic review and disposition rendered by the Supreme Court of Florida within 2 years after the filing of a notice of appeal. Such review by the Supreme Court shall have priority over all other cases and shall be heard in accordance with rules promulgated by the Supreme Court.
(6) AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES.Aggravating circumstances shall be limited to the following:
(a) The capital felony was committed by a person under a sentence of imprisonment.
(b) The defendant was previously convicted of another capital felony or of a state or federal offense involving the distribution of a controlled substance that is punishable by a sentence of at least 1 year of imprisonment.
(c) The defendant knowingly created grave risk of death to one or more persons such that participation in the offense constituted reckless indifference or disregard for human life.
(d) The defendant used a firearm or knowingly directed, advised, authorized, or assisted another to use a firearm to threaten, intimidate, assault, or injure a person in committing the offense or in furtherance of the offense.
(e) The offense involved the distribution of controlled substances to persons under the age of 18 years, the distribution of controlled substances within school zones, or the use or employment of persons under the age of 18 years in aid of distribution of controlled substances.
(f) The offense involved distribution of controlled substances known to contain a potentially lethal adulterant.
(g) The defendant:
1. Intentionally killed the victim;
2. Intentionally inflicted serious bodily injury which resulted in the death of the victim; or
3. Intentionally engaged in conduct intending that the victim be killed or that lethal force be employed against the victim, which resulted in the death of the victim.
(h) The defendant committed the offense as consideration for the receipt, or in the expectation of the receipt, of anything of pecuniary value.
(i) The defendant committed the offense after planning and premeditation.
(j) The defendant committed the offense in a heinous, cruel, or depraved manner in that the offense involved torture or serious physical abuse to the victim.
(7) MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES.Mitigating circumstances shall include the following:
(a) The defendant has no significant history of prior criminal activity.
(b) The capital felony was committed while the defendant was under the influence of extreme mental or emotional disturbance.
(c) The defendant was an accomplice in the capital felony committed by another person, and the defendant’s participation was relatively minor.
(d) The defendant was under extreme duress or under the substantial domination of another person.
(e) The capacity of the defendant to appreciate the criminality of her or his conduct or to conform her or his conduct to the requirements of law was substantially impaired.
(f) The age of the defendant at the time of the offense.
(g) The defendant could not have reasonably foreseen that her or his conduct in the course of the commission of the offense would cause or would create a grave risk of death to one or more persons.
(h) The existence of any other factors in the defendant’s background that would mitigate against imposition of the death penalty.
(8) VICTIM IMPACT EVIDENCE.Once the prosecution has provided evidence of the existence of one or more aggravating circumstances as described in subsection (6), the prosecution may introduce, and subsequently argue, victim impact evidence. Such evidence shall be designed to demonstrate the victim’s uniqueness as an individual human being and the resultant loss to the community’s members by the victim’s death. Characterizations and opinions about the crime, the defendant, and the appropriate sentence shall not be permitted as a part of victim impact evidence.
History.s. 2, ch. 90-112; s. 2, ch. 92-81; s. 6, ch. 96-290; s. 1837, ch. 97-102; s. 10, ch. 99-188; s. 26, ch. 2000-320; s. 1, ch. 2002-212; s. 19, ch. 2005-128.
921.143 Appearance of victim, next of kin, or law enforcement, correctional, or correctional probation officer to make statement at sentencing hearing; submission of written statement.
(1) At the sentencing hearing, and prior to the imposition of sentence upon any defendant who has been convicted of any felony or who has pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to any crime, including a criminal violation of a provision of chapter 316, the sentencing court shall permit the victim of the crime for which the defendant is being sentenced, the victim’s parent or guardian if the victim is a minor, the lawful representative of the victim or of the victim’s parent or guardian if the victim is a minor, or the next of kin of the victim if the victim has died from causes related to the crime, to:
(a) Appear before the sentencing court for the purpose of making a statement under oath for the record; and
(b) Submit a written statement under oath to the office of the state attorney, which statement shall be filed with the sentencing court.
(2) The state attorney or any assistant state attorney shall advise all victims or, when appropriate, the victim’s parent, guardian, next of kin, or lawful representative that statements, whether oral or written, shall relate to the facts of the case and the extent of any harm, including social, psychological, or physical harm, financial losses, loss of earnings directly or indirectly resulting from the crime for which the defendant is being sentenced, and any matter relevant to an appropriate disposition and sentence.
(3)(a) This subsection shall be known by the popular name the “Officer Cheryl Seiden Act.”
(b) The court may not accept a plea agreement that prohibits a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or correctional probation officer from appearing or speaking at a parole hearing or clemency hearing.
(c) In any case in which the victim is a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or correctional probation officer, a plea agreement may not prohibit the officer or an authorized representative of the officer’s employing agency from appearing or providing a statement at the sentencing hearing.
(d) As used in this subsection, the terms “law enforcement officer,” “correctional officer,” “correctional probation officer,” and “employing agency” have the meanings ascribed in s. 943.10.
(e) This subsection does not impair any right afforded under chapter 960 or under s. 16(b), Art. I of the State Constitution.
(4) The court may refuse to accept a negotiated plea and order the defendant to stand trial.
History.ss. 9, 10, ch. 76-274; s. 3, ch. 84-363; s. 2, ch. 88-196; s. 1, ch. 97-120; s. 4, ch. 2001-209; s. 1, ch. 2004-14.
921.15 Stay of execution of sentence to fine; bond and proceedings.
(1) When a defendant is sentenced to pay a fine, he or she shall have the right to give bail for payment of the fine and the costs of prosecution. The bond shall be executed by the defendant and two sureties approved by the sheriff or the officer charged with execution of the judgment.
(2) The bond shall be made payable in 90 days to the Governor and the Governor’s successors in office.
(3) If the bond is not paid at the expiration of 90 days, the sheriff or the officer charged with execution of the judgment shall indorse the default on the bond and file it with the clerk of the court in which the judgment was rendered. The clerk shall issue an execution as if there had been a judgment at law on the bond, and the same proceedings shall be followed as in other executions. After default of the bond, the convicted person may be proceeded against as if bond had not been given.
History.s. 260a, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 8426, 8427; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(270); s. 123, ch. 70-339; s. 1543, ch. 97-102.
921.16 When sentences to be concurrent and when consecutive.
(1) A defendant convicted of two or more offenses charged in the same indictment, information, or affidavit or in consolidated indictments, informations, or affidavits shall serve the sentences of imprisonment concurrently unless the court directs that two or more of the sentences be served consecutively. Sentences of imprisonment for offenses not charged in the same indictment, information, or affidavit shall be served consecutively unless the court directs that two or more of the sentences be served concurrently. Any sentence for sexual battery as defined in chapter 794 or murder as defined in s. 782.04 must be imposed consecutively to any other sentence for sexual battery or murder which arose out of a separate criminal episode or transaction.
(2) A county court or circuit court of this state may direct that the sentence imposed by such court be served concurrently with a sentence imposed by a court of another state or of the United States or, for purposes of this section, concurrently with a sentence to be imposed in another jurisdiction. In such case, the Department of Corrections may designate the correctional institution of the other jurisdiction as the place for reception and confinement of such person and may also designate the place in Florida for reception and confinement of such person in the event that confinement in the other jurisdiction terminates before the expiration of the Florida sentence. The sheriff shall forward commitment papers and other documents specified in s. 944.17 to the department. Upon imposing such a sentence, the court shall notify the Parole Commission as to the jurisdiction in which the sentence is to be served. Any prisoner so released to another jurisdiction shall be eligible for consideration for parole by the Parole Commission pursuant to the provisions of chapter 947, except that the commission shall determine the presumptive parole release date and the effective parole release date by requesting such person’s file from the receiving jurisdiction. Upon receiving such records, the commission shall determine these release dates based on the relevant information in that file and shall give credit toward reduction of the Florida sentence for gain-time granted by the jurisdiction where the inmate is serving the sentence. The Parole Commission may concur with the parole release decision of the jurisdiction granting parole and accepting supervision.
(3) A county court or circuit court of this state may not direct that the sentence imposed by such court be served coterminously with a sentence imposed by another court of this state or imposed by a court of another state.
History.s. 261, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(271); s. 124, ch. 70-339; s. 1, ch. 78-219; s. 24, ch. 79-3; s. 12, ch. 79-42; s. 1, ch. 79-310; s. 43, ch. 88-122; s. 10, ch. 95-283; s. 2, ch. 2000-179; s. 1, ch. 2003-128.
921.161 Sentence not to run until imposed; credit for county jail time after sentence; certificate of custodian of jail.
(1) A sentence of imprisonment shall not begin to run before the date it is imposed, but the court imposing a sentence shall allow a defendant credit for all of the time she or he spent in the county jail before sentence. The credit must be for a specified period of time and shall be provided for in the sentence.
(2) In addition to other credits, a person sentenced to imprisonment in custody of the Department of Corrections shall receive credit on her or his sentence for all time spent between sentencing and being placed in custody of the department. When delivering a prisoner to the department, the custodian of the local jail shall certify to it in writing:
(a) The date the sentence was imposed and the date the prisoner was delivered to the department.
(b) The dates of any periods after sentence the prisoner was at liberty on bond.
(c) The dates and reasons for any other times the prisoner was at liberty after sentence.
(d) The offender-based transaction system number or numbers from the uniform arrest report or reports established pursuant to s. 943.05(2).

The certificate shall be prima facie evidence of the facts certified.

History.s. 1, ch. 63-457; ss. 19, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 125, ch. 70-339; s. 1, ch. 70-441; s. 1, ch. 73-71; s. 14, ch. 77-120; s. 25, ch. 79-3; s. 13, ch. 86-187; s. 1544, ch. 97-102; s. 3, ch. 2000-179.
921.18 Sentence for indeterminate period for noncapital felony.The court in its discretion may sentence a defendant convicted of a noncapital felony to the custody of the Department of Corrections for an indeterminate period of 6 months to a maximum period of imprisonment. The maximum sentence may be less than the maximum prescribed by law, but shall not be less than the minimum, if any, prescribed for the offense. After July 1, 1990, the court shall consider sentencing a defendant to serve his or her sentence in a county residential probation center facility as described in s. 951.23 for the county residential probation program as provided in s. 951.231 only if the defendant has not been previously convicted of a felony or twice convicted of a misdemeanor and the existing local facility has available capacity. This section shall not apply to sentences imposed under s. 775.084 or any other statute providing for punishment of habitual criminals.
History.ss. 2, 7-11, ch. 57-366; s. 1, ch. 59-109; s. 18, ch. 61-530; s. 1, ch. 63-306; ss. 19, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 126, ch. 70-339; s. 1, ch. 70-441; s. 15, ch. 77-120; s. 26, ch. 79-3; s. 74, ch. 88-122; s. 6, ch. 91-225; s. 1545, ch. 97-102.
Note.Section 126, ch. 70-339, incorporated portions of former s. 921.23 into s. 921.18.
921.185 Sentence; restitution a mitigation in certain crimes.In the imposition of a sentence for any felony or misdemeanor involving property, but not injury or opportunity for injury to persons, the court, in its discretion, shall consider any degree of restitution a mitigation of the severity of an otherwise appropriate sentence.
History.s. 1, ch. 74-125.
921.186 Substantial assistance.Notwithstanding any other law, the state attorney may move the sentencing court to reduce or suspend the sentence of any person who is convicted of violating any felony offense and who provides substantial assistance in the identification, arrest, or conviction of any of that person’s accomplices, accessories, coconspirators, or principals or of any other person engaged in criminal activity that would constitute a felony. The arresting agency shall be given an opportunity to be heard in aggravation or mitigation in reference to any such motion. Upon good cause shown, the motion may be filed and heard in camera. The judge hearing the motion may reduce or suspend the sentence if the judge finds that the defendant rendered such substantial assistance.
History.s. 1, ch. 2010-218.
921.187 Disposition and sentencing; alternatives; restitution.
(1) The alternatives provided in this section for the disposition of criminal cases shall be used in a manner that will best serve the needs of society, punish criminal offenders, and provide the opportunity for rehabilitation. If the offender does not receive a state prison sentence, the court may:
(a) Impose a split sentence whereby the offender is to be placed on probation upon completion of any specified period of such sentence, which period may include a term of years or less.
(b) Make any other disposition that is authorized by law.
(c) Place the offender on probation with or without an adjudication of guilt pursuant to s. 948.01.
(d) Impose a fine and probation pursuant to s. 948.011 when the offense is punishable by both a fine and imprisonment and probation is authorized.
(e) Place the offender into community control requiring intensive supervision and surveillance pursuant to chapter 948.
(f) Impose, as a condition of probation or community control, a period of treatment which shall be restricted to a county facility, a Department of Corrections probation and restitution center, a probation program drug punishment treatment community, or a community residential or nonresidential facility, excluding a community correctional center as defined in s. 944.026, which is owned and operated by any qualified public or private entity providing such services. Before admission to such a facility, the court shall obtain an individual assessment and recommendations on the appropriate treatment needs, which shall be considered by the court in ordering such placements. Placement in such a facility, except for a county residential probation facility, may not exceed 364 days. Placement in a county residential probation facility may not exceed 3 years. Early termination of placement may be recommended to the court, when appropriate, by the center supervisor, the supervising probation officer, or the probation program manager.
(g) Sentence the offender pursuant to s. 922.051 to imprisonment in a county jail when a statute directs imprisonment in a state prison, if the offender’s cumulative sentence, whether from the same circuit or from separate circuits, is not more than 364 days.
(h) Sentence the offender who is to be punished by imprisonment in a county jail to a jail in another county if there is no jail within the county suitable for such prisoner pursuant to s. 950.01.
(i) Require the offender to participate in a work-release or educational or technical training program pursuant to s. 951.24 while serving a sentence in a county jail, if such a program is available.
(j) Require the offender to perform a specified public service pursuant to s. 775.091.
(k) Require the offender who violates chapter 893 or violates any law while under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol to participate in a substance abuse program.
(l)1. Require the offender who violates any criminal provision of chapter 893 to pay an additional assessment in an amount up to the amount of any fine imposed, pursuant to ss. 938.21 and 938.23.
2. Require the offender who violates any provision of s. 893.13 to pay an additional assessment in an amount of $100, pursuant to ss. 938.055 and 943.361.
(m) Impose a split sentence whereby the offender is to be placed in a county jail or county work camp upon the completion of any specified term of community supervision.
(n) Impose split probation whereby upon satisfactory completion of half the term of probation, the Department of Corrections may place the offender on administrative probation pursuant to s. 948.013 for the remainder of the term of supervision.
(o) Require residence in a state probation and restitution center or private drug treatment program for offenders on community control or offenders who have violated conditions of probation.
(p) Impose any other sanction which is provided within the community and approved as an intermediate sanction by the county public safety coordinating council as described in s. 951.26.
(q) Impose, as a condition of community control, probation, or probation following incarceration, a requirement that an offender who has not obtained a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma or who lacks basic or functional literacy skills, upon acceptance by an adult education program, make a good faith effort toward completion of such basic or functional literacy skills or high school equivalency diploma, as defined in s. 1003.435, in accordance with the assessed adult general education needs of the individual offender.
(2) The court shall require an offender to make restitution under s. 775.089 unless the court finds clear and compelling reasons not to order such restitution. If the court does not order restitution, or orders restitution of only a portion of the damages, as provided in s. 775.089, the court shall state the reasons on the record in detail. An order requiring an offender to make restitution to a victim under s. 775.089 does not remove or diminish the requirement that the court order payment to the Crimes Compensation Trust Fund under chapter 960.
History.s. 6, ch. 83-131; s. 6, ch. 84-363; s. 6, ch. 88-96; s. 77, ch. 88-122; s. 5, ch. 88-381; s. 44, ch. 89-526; s. 4, ch. 90-111; s. 8, ch. 90-287; s. 8, ch. 91-225; s. 2, ch. 91-280; s. 3, ch. 92-107; ss. 22, 36, ch. 92-310; s. 6, ch. 93-37; s. 2, ch. 93-59; s. 9, ch. 93-227; s. 5, ch. 94-107; s. 22, ch. 94-342; s. 25, ch. 95-184; s. 27, ch. 96-322; s. 58, ch. 96-388; s. 25, ch. 97-194; s. 38, ch. 97-271; s. 4, ch. 2002-81; s. 1041, ch. 2002-387; s. 2, ch. 2003-142; s. 36, ch. 2004-373; s. 20, ch. 2005-128; s. 1, ch. 2008-250; s. 5, ch. 2010-64; s. 7, ch. 2010-113; s. 2, ch. 2012-125.
921.188 Placement of certain state inmates in local detention facilities.Effective June 17, 1993, notwithstanding the provisions of ss. 775.08, former 921.001, 921.002, 921.187, 944.02, and 951.23, or any other law to the contrary, a person whose presumptive sentence is 1 year and 1 day up to 22 months in a state correctional institution may be placed by the court into the custody of a local detention facility as a condition of probation or community control for a felony offense contained in sentencing guidelines categories five through nine contained in Rules 3.701 and 3.988, Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure, or similar levels described in s. 921.0022, except for such person whose total sentence points are greater than 52 or less than 40. The court may place such person for the duration of the presumptive sentence. The court may only place a person in a local detention facility pursuant to this section if there is a contractual agreement between the chief correctional officer of that county and the Department of Corrections. The contract may include all operational functions, or only housing wherein the department would provide staffing and medical costs. The agreement must provide for a per diem or partial per diem reimbursement for each person placed under this section, which is payable by the Department of Corrections for the duration of the offender’s placement in the facility. The full per diem reimbursement may not exceed the per diem published in the Department of Corrections’ most recent annual report for total department facilities. This section does not limit the court’s ability to place a person in a local detention facility for less than 1 year.
History.s. 36, ch. 93-406; s. 3, ch. 93-417; s. 1, ch. 94-214; s. 26, ch. 97-194.
921.20 Classification summary; Parole Commission.As soon as possible after a prisoner has been placed in the custody of the Department of Corrections, the classification board shall furnish a classification summary to the Parole Commission for use as provided in s. 945.25. The summary shall include the criminal, personal, social, and environmental background and other relevant factors considered in classifying the prisoner for a penal environment best suited for the prisoner’s rapid rehabilitation.
History.ss. 3, 4, ch. 57-366; s. 18, ch. 61-530; s. 127, ch. 70-339; s. 1, ch. 70-441; s. 16, ch. 77-120; s. 27, ch. 79-3; s. 44, ch. 88-122; s. 1546, ch. 97-102; s. 26, ch. 2010-117.
921.21 Progress reports to Parole Commission.From time to time the Department of Corrections shall submit to the Parole Commission progress reports and recommendations regarding prisoners sentenced under s. 921.18. When the classification board of the Department of Corrections determines that justice and the public welfare will best be served by paroling or discharging a prisoner, it shall transmit its finding to the Parole Commission. The commission shall have the authority to place the prisoner on parole as provided by law or give the prisoner a full discharge from custody. The period of a parole granted by the Parole Commission shall be in its discretion, but the parole period shall not exceed the maximum term for which the prisoner was sentenced.
History.s. 5, ch. 57-366; s. 18, ch. 61-530; s. 128, ch. 70-339; s. 1, ch. 70-441; s. 28, ch. 79-3; s. 45, ch. 88-122; s. 1547, ch. 97-102.
921.22 Determination of exact period of imprisonment by Parole Commission.Upon the recommendation of the Department of Corrections, the Parole Commission shall have the authority to determine the exact period of imprisonment to be served by defendants sentenced under the provisions of s. 921.18, but a prisoner shall not be held in custody longer than the maximum sentence provided for the offense.
History.s. 6, ch. 57-366; s. 18, ch. 61-530; s. 129, ch. 70-339; s. 1, ch. 70-441; s. 17, ch. 77-120; s. 29, ch. 79-3; s. 46, ch. 88-122.
921.231 Presentence investigation reports.
(1) Any circuit court of the state, when the defendant in a criminal case has been found guilty or has entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilty, may refer the case to the Department of Corrections for investigation and recommendation. Upon request of the court, it shall be the duty of the department to make either or both of the following reports in writing to the circuit court at a specified time prior to sentencing, depending upon the circumstances of the offender and the offense. The full report shall include:
(a) A complete description of the situation surrounding the criminal activity with which the offender has been charged, including a synopsis of the trial transcript, if one has been made; nature of the plea agreement including the number of counts waived, the pleas agreed upon, the sentence agreed upon, and additional terms of agreement; and, at the offender’s discretion, his or her version and explanation of the act.
(b) The offender’s sentencing status, including whether the offender is a first offender, habitual offender, or youthful offender or is currently on probation.
(c) The offender’s prior record of arrests and convictions.
(d) The offender’s educational background.
(e) The offender’s employment background, including any military record, his or her present employment status, and his or her occupational capabilities.
(f) The offender’s financial status, including total monthly income and estimated total debts.
(g) The social history of the offender, including his or her family relationships, marital status, interests, and related activities.
(h) The residence history of the offender.
(i) The offender’s medical history and, as appropriate, a psychological or psychiatric evaluation.
(j) Information about the environments to which the offender might return or to which the offender could be sent should a sentence of nonincarceration or community supervision be imposed by the court and consideration of the offender’s plan concerning employment supervision and treatment.
(k) Information about any resources available to assist the offender, such as:
1. Treatment centers.
2. Residential facilities.
3. Vocational training programs.
4. Special education programs.
5. Services that may preclude or supplement commitment to the department.
(l) The views of the person preparing the report as to the offender’s motivations and ambitions and an assessment of the offender’s explanations for his or her criminal activity.
(m) An explanation of the offender’s criminal record, if any, including his or her version and explanation of any previous offenses.
(n) A statement regarding the extent of the victim’s loss or injury.
(o) A recommendation as to disposition by the court. It shall be the duty of the department to make a written determination as to the reasons for its recommendation. The department shall include an evaluation of the following factors:
1. The appropriateness or inappropriateness of community facilities, programs, or services for treatment or supervision.
2. The ability or inability of the department to provide an adequate level of supervision for the offender in the community and a statement of what constitutes an adequate level of supervision.
3. The existence of other treatment modalities which the offender could use but which do not exist at present in the community.

If requested by the court, the department shall also provide to the court a summary report designed to expeditiously give the court information critical to its approval of any plea. The summary report shall include the information required by paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (j), (m), (n), and (o).

(2) In those instances in which a presentence investigation report has been previously compiled, the department may elect to complete a short-form report updating the above information.
(3) All information in the presentence investigation report should be factually presented and verified if reasonably possible by the preparer of the report. On examination at the sentencing hearing, the preparer of the report, if challenged on the issue of verification, shall bear the burden of explaining why it was not possible to verify the challenged information.
(4) The nonconfidential portion of the presentence investigation shall constitute the basic classification and evaluation document of the Department of Corrections and shall contain a recommendation to the court on the treatment program most appropriate to the diagnosed needs of the offender, based upon the offender’s custody classification, rehabilitative requirements, and the utilization of treatment resources in proximity to the offender’s home environment.
History.s. 8, ch. 74-112; s. 12, ch. 75-49; s. 2, ch. 75-301; s. 18, ch. 77-120; s. 30, ch. 79-3; s. 1, ch. 90-69; s. 1548, ch. 97-102.
921.241 Felony judgments; fingerprints and social security number required in record.
(1) At the time a defendant is found guilty of a felony, the judge shall cause the defendant’s fingerprints to be taken.
(2) Every judgment of guilty or not guilty of a felony shall be in writing, signed by the judge, and recorded by the clerk of the court. The judge shall cause to be affixed to every written judgment of guilty of a felony, in open court, in the presence of such judge, and at the time the judgment is rendered, the fingerprints of the defendant against whom such judgment is rendered. Such fingerprints shall be affixed beneath the judge’s signature to such judgment. Beneath such fingerprints shall be appended a certificate to the following effect:

“I hereby certify that the above and foregoing fingerprints on this judgment are the fingerprints of the defendant,  , and that they were placed thereon by said defendant in my presence, in open court, this the   day of  ,   (year)  .”

Such certificate shall be signed by the judge, whose signature thereto shall be followed by the word “Judge.”

(3) Any such written judgment of guilty of a felony, or a certified copy thereof, shall be admissible in evidence in the several courts of this state as prima facie evidence that the fingerprints appearing thereon and certified by the judge as aforesaid are the fingerprints of the defendant against whom such judgment of guilty of a felony was rendered.
(4) At the time the defendant’s fingerprints are taken, the judge shall also cause the defendant’s social security number to be taken. The defendant’s social security number shall be affixed to every written judgment of guilty of a felony, in open court, in the presence of such judge, and at the time the judgment is rendered. If the defendant is unable or unwilling to provide his or her social security number, the reason for its absence shall be indicated on the written judgment.
History.s. 1, ch. 75-23; s. 1, ch. 90-88; s. 48, ch. 96-312; s. 38, ch. 99-6.
921.242 Subsequent offenses under chapter 796; method of proof applicable.
(1) Every judgment of guilty with respect to any offense governed by the provisions of chapter 796 shall be in writing, signed by the judge, and recorded by the clerk of the circuit court. The judge shall cause to be affixed to every such written judgment of guilty, in open court and in the presence of such judge, the fingerprints of the defendant against whom such judgment is rendered. Such fingerprints shall be affixed beneath the judge’s signature to any such judgment. Beneath such fingerprints shall be appended a certificate to the following effect:

“I hereby certify that the above and foregoing fingerprints are of the defendant,   (name)  , and that they were placed thereon by said defendant in my presence, in open court, this the   day of  ,   (year)  .”

Such certificate shall be signed by the judge, whose signature thereto shall be followed by the word “Judge.”

(2) Any such written judgment of guilty, or a certified copy thereof, shall be admissible in evidence in the several courts of this state as prima facie evidence that the fingerprints appearing thereon and certified by the judge as aforesaid are the fingerprints of the defendant against whom such judgment of guilty was rendered.
History.s. 4, ch. 81-281; s. 39, ch. 99-6.
921.243 Offenses involving minor victims; offender records.At the time of sentencing of any offender for an offense involving a victim who, at the time the offense was committed, was a minor, the court shall stamp on the face of the judgment “VICTIM IS A MINOR” and shall note this fact on any document or information sent to the Department of Law Enforcement for its incorporation into the criminal justice information system of the Department of Law Enforcement.
History.s. 16, ch. 97-299.
921.244 Order of no contact; penalties.
(1) At the time of sentencing an offender convicted of a violation of s. 794.011, s. 800.04, s. 847.0135(5), or any offense in s. 775.084(1)(b)1.a.-o., the court shall order that the offender be prohibited from having any contact with the victim, directly or indirectly, including through a third person, for the duration of the sentence imposed. The court may reconsider the order upon the request of the victim if the request is made at any time after the victim has attained 18 years of age. In considering the request, the court shall conduct an evidentiary hearing to determine whether a change of circumstances has occurred which warrants a change in the court order prohibiting contact and whether it is in the best interest of the victim that the court order be modified or rescinded.
(2) Any offender who violates a court order issued under this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(3) The punishment imposed under this section shall run consecutive to any former sentence imposed for a conviction for any offense under s. 794.011, s. 800.04, s. 847.0135(5), or any offense in s. 775.084(1)(b)1.a.-o.
History.s. 2, ch. 2004-256; s. 24, ch. 2008-172; s. 1, ch. 2008-251.