§ 831.01 Forgery
§ 831.02 Uttering forged instruments
§ 831.025 Evidence in prosecution for forgery or counterfeiting
§ 831.03 Forging or counterfeiting private labels; definitions
§ 831.031 Evidence
§ 831.032 Offenses involving forging or counterfeiting private labels
§ 831.033 Forging or counterfeiting private labels; destruction; forfeiture
§ 831.034 Prosecutions
§ 831.04 Penalty for changing or forging certain instruments of writing
§ 831.06 Fictitious signature of officer of corporation
§ 831.07 Forging bank bills, checks, drafts, or promissory notes
§ 831.08 Possessing certain forged notes, bills, checks, or drafts
§ 831.09 Uttering forged bills, checks, drafts, or notes
§ 831.10 Second conviction of uttering forged bills
§ 831.11 Bringing into the state forged bank bills, checks, drafts, or notes
§ 831.12 Fraudulently connecting parts of genuine instrument
§ 831.13 Having in possession uncurrent bills
§ 831.14 Uttering uncurrent bills
§ 831.15 Counterfeiting coin; having 10 or more such coins in possession with intent to utter
§ 831.16 Having fewer than 10 counterfeit coins in possession with intent to utter
§ 831.17 Violation of s. 831.16; second or subsequent conviction
§ 831.18 Making or possessing instruments for forging bills
§ 831.19 Making or having instruments for counterfeiting coin
§ 831.20 Counterfeit bills and counterfeiters’ tools to be seized.
§ 831.21 Forging or counterfeiting doctor’s certificate of examination.
§ 831.22 Damaging bank bills
§ 831.23 Impeding circulation
§ 831.24 Issuing shop bills similar to bank notes
§ 831.25 Bringing private bills similar to bank bills into the state
§ 831.26 Circulating any substitute for regular currency
§ 831.27 Issuing notes
§ 831.28 Counterfeiting a payment instrument; possessing a counterfeit payment instrument; penalties
§ 831.29 Making or having instruments and material for counterfeiting driver licenses or identification cards
§ 831.30 Medicinal drugs; fraud in obtaining
§ 831.31 Counterfeit controlled substance; sale, manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver
§ 831.311 Unlawful sale, manufacture, alteration, delivery, uttering, or possession of counterfeit-resistant prescription blanks for controlled substances

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 831 - Forgery and Counterfeiting

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • 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.
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Organ procurement organization: means an entity that is designated as an organ procurement organization by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and that engages in the retrieval, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of human organs. See Florida Statutes 765.511
  • 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
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Physician: means a person licensed pursuant to chapter 458 or chapter 459. See Florida Statutes 765.101
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Procurement: means any retrieval, recovery, processing, storage, or distribution of human organs or tissues for transplantation, therapy, research, or education. See Florida Statutes 765.511
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • 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