Terms Used In Florida Statutes 633.138

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Division: means the Division of State Fire Marshal within the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01

(1) Any individual issued a license, permit, or certificate under this chapter shall notify the division in writing of any changes to her or his current mailing address, e-mail address, and place of practice as specified in rule adopted by the division.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, delivery by regular mail or e-mail to a licensee, permittee, or certificateholder, using the last known mailing address or e-mail address on record with the division, constitutes adequate and sufficient notice to the licensee, permittee, or certificateholder of any official communication by the division.
(3) Any individual issued a license, permit, or certificate under this chapter shall notify the division in writing within 30 days after pleading guilty or nolo contendere to, or being convicted or found guilty of, any felony or a crime punishable by imprisonment of 1 year or more under the law of the United States or of any state thereof, or under the law of any other country, without regard to whether a judgment of conviction has been entered by the court having jurisdiction of the case.