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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XLV
TORTS
Chapter 767
DAMAGE BY DOGS; DANGEROUS DOGS
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F.S. 767.136
767.136 Attack or bite by unclassified dog that causes severe injury or death; penalties.
(1) If a dog that has not been declared dangerous attacks and causes severe injury to, or the death of, a human, and the owner of the dog had knowledge of the dog’s dangerous propensities, yet demonstrated a reckless disregard for such propensities under the circumstances, the owner of the dog commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(2) If the dog attacks or bites a person who is engaged in or attempting to engage in a criminal activity at the time of the attack, the owner of the dog is not guilty of any crime under this section.
History.s. 4, ch. 2016-16.