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Conspiracy to Sell or Traffic in Illegal Drugs

Definition of Conspiracy in Florida The crime of conspiracy is defined under Section 777.04(3) of the Florida Statutes. The statute provides that “A person who agrees, conspires, combines, or confederates with another person or persons to commit any offense commits the offense of criminal conspiracy.” To prove the crime of conspiracy at trial, the State…

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Felony Battery

Definition of Felony Battery The definition of Felony Battery is contained within Section 784.041, Florida Statutes. Under the law, Felony Battery is committed where a defendant actually and intentionally strikes a person (without the person’s consent) and, in doing so, “causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement” to the alleged victim. In contrast to Aggravated…

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Stopping Payment on a Check

Definition of Stopping Payment on a Check Under Section 832.041, Florida Statutes, stopping payment on a check, draft, or other written payment order can be charged as a criminal offense if the check was issued and payment was stopped with the intent to defraud the other party to the transaction. To prove the crime of…

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Contempt of Court

Definition of Contempt of Court Contempt has been defined by the Florida Supreme Court as “Any act which is calculated to embarrass, hinder, or obstruct the court in the administration of justice, or which is calculated to lessen its authority or its dignity.” The test is not the physical propinquity of the act to the…

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