Terms Used In Florida Statutes 916.1081

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01

(1) A forensic client who is involuntarily committed to the department or agency, who is in the custody of the department or agency, and who escapes or attempts to escape from a civil or forensic facility commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(2) A person who is involuntarily committed to the department or the agency, who is in the custody of the Department of Corrections, and who escapes or attempts to escape from a facility or program commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. Any punishment of imprisonment imposed under this subsection shall run consecutive to any former sentence imposed upon the person.