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"The Florida Statues are the laws that define crimes, and set forth the elements of the crime." 

Florida Criminal Laws

If you were arrested in Florida, and charged with a crime you are probably very nervous and confused. You may be asking yourself what do I do now? You need to find a creative, resourceful and aggressive attorney to start to prepare your defense because the Police Department and the State Attorney's office have already started to prepare the case against you.
 
This page, entitled Florida Criminal Laws, lists the Florida criminal statues. Below is a list of the Florida statutes dealing with criminal laws. You can find the Florida statute number on the arrest affidavit or the criminal traffic citation that you received. Then you can look below to find that statute number and click on the corresponding link to review that statute. Read the elements of the crime, and see how the crime is classified.
 
Remember that there is no substitute for a consultation with a Florida criminal defense attorney. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows how the laws are applied, and knows how to use the law to help defend you. It is important to retain a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected at every step of the criminal process.

The 2013 Florida Statutes

TITLE XLVI CRIMES Ch.775-896

Chapter 775 DEFINITIONS; GENERAL PENALTIES; REGISTRATION OF CRIMINALS
Chapter 776 JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE
Chapter 777 PRINCIPAL; ACCESSORY; ATTEMPT; SOLICITATION; CONSPIRACY
Chapter 782 HOMICIDE
Chapter 784 ASSAULT; BATTERY; CULPABLE NEGLIGENCE
Chapter 787 KIDNAPPING; FALSE IMPRISONMENT; LURING OR ENTICING A CHILD; CUSTODY OFFENSES
Chapter 790 WEAPONS AND FIREARMS
Chapter 791 SALE OF FIREWORKS
Chapter 794 SEXUAL BATTERY
Chapter 796 PROSTITUTION
Chapter 797 ABORTION
Chapter 798 ADULTERY; COHABITATION
Chapter 800 LEWDNESS; INDECENT EXPOSURE
Chapter 806 ARSON AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
Chapter 810 BURGLARY AND TRESPASS
Chapter 812 THEFT, ROBBERY, AND RELATED CRIMES
Chapter 815 COMPUTER-RELATED CRIMES
Chapter 817 FRAUDULENT PRACTICES
Part I: FALSE PRETENSES AND FRAUDS, GENERALLY
Part II: CREDIT CARD CRIMES
Part III: CREDIT SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
Part IV: CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICES
Chapter 818 SALE OF MORTGAGED PERSONAL PROPERTY; SIMILAR OFFENSES
Chapter 823 PUBLIC NUISANCES
Chapter 825 ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND EXPLOITATION OF ELDERLY PERSONS AND DISABLED ADULTS
Chapter 826 BIGAMY; INCEST
Chapter 827 ABUSE OF CHILDREN
Chapter 828 ANIMALS: CRUELTY; SALES; ANIMAL ENTERPRISE PROTECTION
Chapter 831 FORGERY AND COUNTERFEITING
Chapter 832 VIOLATIONS INVOLVING CHECKS AND DRAFTS
Chapter 836 DEFAMATION; LIBEL; THREATENING LETTERS AND SIMILAR OFFENSES
Chapter 837 PERJURY
Chapter 838 BRIBERY; MISUSE OF PUBLIC OFFICE
Chapter 839 OFFENSES BY PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
Chapter 843 OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE
Chapter 847 OBSCENITY
Chapter 849 GAMBLING
Chapter 856 DRUNKENNESS; OPEN HOUSE PARTIES; LOITERING; PROWLING; DESERTION
Chapter 859 POISONS; ADULTERATED DRUGS
Chapter 860 OFFENSES CONCERNING AIRCRAFT, MOTOR VEHICLES, VESSELS, AND RAILROADS
Chapter 861 OFFENSES RELATED TO PUBLIC ROADS, TRANSPORT, AND WATERS
Chapter 865 VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN COMMERCIAL RESTRICTIONS
Chapter 870 AFFRAYS; RIOTS; ROUTS; UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLIES
Chapter 871 DISTURBING RELIGIOUS AND OTHER ASSEMBLIES
Chapter 872 OFFENSES CONCERNING DEAD BODIES AND GRAVES
Chapter 873 SALE OF ANATOMICAL MATTER
Chapter 874 CRIMINAL GANG ENFORCEMENT AND PREVENTION
Chapter 876 CRIMINAL ANARCHY, TREASON, AND OTHER CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER
Chapter 877 MISCELLANEOUS CRIMES
Chapter 893 DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Chapter 895 OFFENSES CONCERNING RACKETEERING AND ILLEGAL DEBTS
Chapter 896 OFFENSES RELATED TO FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS