§ 794.005 Legislative findings and intent as to basic charge of sexual battery
§ 794.011 Sexual battery
§ 794.0115 Dangerous sexual felony offender; mandatory sentencing
§ 794.02 Common-law presumption relating to age abolished
§ 794.021 Ignorance or belief as to victim’s age no defense.
§ 794.022 Rules of evidence
§ 794.023 Sexual battery by multiple perpetrators; reclassification of offenses
§ 794.0235 Administration of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) to persons convicted of sexual battery
§ 794.024 Unlawful to disclose identifying information
§ 794.026 Civil right of action for communicating the identity of a sexual crime victim
§ 794.027 Duty to report sexual battery; penalties
§ 794.03 Unlawful to publish or broadcast information identifying sexual offense victim
§ 794.05 Unlawful sexual activity with certain minors
§ 794.052 Sexual battery; notification of victim’s rights and services.
§ 794.055 Access to services for victims of sexual battery
§ 794.056 Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund
§ 794.075 Sexual predators; erectile dysfunction drugs
§ 794.08 Female genital mutilation
§ 794.09 Forfeiture of retirement benefits

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 794

  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefits: means arrears of pay, bonus, pension, compensation, insurance, and all other moneys paid or payable by the United States through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs by reason of service in the Armed Forces of the United States. See Florida Statutes 744.604
  • Clerk: means the clerk or deputy clerk of the court. See Florida Statutes 744.102
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Consent: means intelligent, knowing, and voluntary consent and does not include coerced submission. See Florida Statutes 744.521
  • 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.
  • Court: means the circuit court. See Florida Statutes 744.102
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Estate: means income on hand and assets acquired in whole or in part with income. See Florida Statutes 744.604
  • Estate: means the property of a ward subject to administration. See Florida Statutes 744.102
  • 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.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Foreign guardian: means a guardian appointed in another state or country. See Florida Statutes 744.102
  • Guardian: means any person acting as a fiduciary for a ward's person or the ward's estate, or both. See Florida Statutes 744.604
  • Guardian: means a person who has been appointed by the court to act on behalf of a ward's person or property, or both. See Florida Statutes 744.102
  • Income: means moneys received from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as benefits, and revenue or profit from any property acquired in whole or in part with such moneys. See Florida Statutes 744.604
  • 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.
  • manage property: means to take those actions necessary to obtain, administer, and dispose of real and personal property, intangible property, business property, benefits, and income. See Florida Statutes 744.102
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Minor: means a person under 18 years of age whose disabilities have not been removed by marriage or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 744.102
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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.
  • Offender: means a person accused of a sexual offense in violation of a provision of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 744.521
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Permanent appropriation: Budget authority that becomes available as the result of previously enacted legislation (substantive legislation or prior appropriations act) and does not require current action by the legislature. Budget authority is considered to be "current" if provided in the current session of the legislature and "permanent" if provided in prior sessions.
  • Person: means an individual, a partnership, a corporation, or an association. See Florida Statutes 744.604
  • 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 88.6011
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: means both real and personal property or any interest in it and anything that may be the subject of ownership. See Florida Statutes 744.102
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Veterans Affairs as head of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or her or his successor. See Florida Statutes 744.604
  • Serious personal injury: means great bodily harm or pain, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement. See Florida Statutes 744.521
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Sexual battery: means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose. See Florida Statutes 744.521
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs: means the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or its predecessors or successors. See Florida Statutes 744.604
  • Victim: means a person who has been the object of a sexual offense. See Florida Statutes 744.521
  • Ward: means a beneficiary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. See Florida Statutes 744.604
  • Ward: means a person for whom a guardian has been appointed. See Florida Statutes 744.102
  • 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 88.6011