§ 379.33 Enforcement of commission rules
§ 379.3311 Police powers of commission and its agents
§ 379.3312 Powers of arrest by agents of commission
§ 379.3313 Powers of commission law enforcement officers
§ 379.332 Prosecutions; state attorney to represent state
§ 379.333 Arrest by officers of the commission; recognizance; cash bond; citation
§ 379.334 Search and seizure authorized and limited
§ 379.335 Issuance of warrant for search of private dwelling
§ 379.336 Venue for proceedings against citizens and residents charged with violations outside state boundaries
§ 379.337 Confiscation, seizure, and forfeiture of property and products
§ 379.338 Confiscation and disposition of illegally taken wildlife, freshwater fish, and saltwater fish
§ 379.3381 Photographic evidence of illegally taken wildlife, freshwater fish, and saltwater fish
§ 379.339 Seizure of illegal hunting devices; disposition; notice; forfeiture
§ 379.3395 Seizure of illegal transportation devices; disposition; appraisal; forfeiture
§ 379.341 Disposition of illegal fishing devices; exercise of police power
§ 379.342 Applicability of ss. 379.339, 379.3395, 379.404, and 379.406
§ 379.343 Rewards

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 379 > Part V - Law Enforcement

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of State. See Florida Statutes 257.015
  • Depository library: means a library that has been designated as a depository for receiving state publications in accordance with…. See Florida Statutes 257.015
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: means the Division of Library and Information Services of the Department of State. See Florida Statutes 257.015
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of State. See Florida Statutes 257.015
  • State Librarian: means the person appointed by the secretary as the director of the Division of Library and Information Services pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 257.015
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • 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