Over 100 Ways to Go to Jail for Fraud in Florida

There are Over 100 Ways to Go to Jail for Fraud in Florida county criminal or circuit criminal courts. Florida Fraud Criminal Charge List | Tampa | Hillsborough County
There are Over 100 Ways to Go to Jail for Fraud in Florida county criminal or circuit criminal courts. There are 112 to be exact. The penalties range from county jail to prison – from misdemeanors to felonies. 

100 Ways to Go to
Jail for Fraud in Florida


Fraud charges in the Tampa Bay area include Fraudulent Use Of Personal Information, Cheating, Obtaining Prescription Drugs By Fraud, Securities Fraud, Computer Fraud, Credit Card Fraud, and Money Laundering.

Some of these crimes can be resolved without a conviction for those who have no prior criminal record. Most fraud crimes can avoid a minimum mandatory jail or Florida State Prison sentence. Below is a list of the fraud crimes compiled by a fraud defense attorney and the charges in this list are used in many Florida counties, including Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

Florida Fraud Criminal Charge List | Tampa | Hillsborough County


Form Code
Statute
Level
Degree
Charge Description
Frau0010
817.29.
Fel
3rd
Cheating
Frau0011
817.32.
Misd
2nd
Fraudulent Operation Of Coin Operated Device
Frau1001
414.39.1ab
Fel
3rd
Welfare Fraud Over 200 Dollars
Frau1051
414.39.1ab
Misd
1st
Welfare Fraud Less Than 200 Dollars
Frau1077
414.39.4a
Fel
3rd
Welfare Fraud By Service Provider 200 Dollars
Frau1101
414.39.2
Fel
3rd
Food Stamp Fraud 200 Dollars Or More
Frau1155
475.42.4d
Misd
2nd
Unlawful Real Estate Commission
Frau1160
409.920.2a
Fel
3rd
Medicaid Fraud False Claim
Frau1165
409.920.2b
Fel
3rd
Medicaid Fraud Unauthorized Claim
Frau1171
817.568.2a
Fel
3rd
Fraudulent Use Of Personal Information
Frau1173
817.568.2b4c
Fel
1st
Fraudulent Use Of Personal Information Over $7
Frau1173
817.568.2b4c
Fel
1st
Fraudulent Use Of Personal Information Over $7
Frau1177
817.568.8b
Fel
2nd
Fraudulent Use Of Personal Infomration Of The
Frau1178
817.568.8c
Fel
1st
Fraudulent Use Of Personal Information Of The
Frau1179
817.568.8a
Fel
3rd
Fraudulent Use Of Personal Information Of The
Frau1185
817.568.7
Fel
2nd
Fraudulent Use Of Personal Information By Pare
Frau1250
382.026.3
Fel
3rd
False Or Fraudulent Use Of Vital Statistics Ce
Frau2000
443.071.1
Fel
3rd
Unemployment Compensation Fraud
Frau2017
440.105.4b1
Fel
1st
Workers Compensation Fraud False Statement To
Frau2018
440.105.4b1
Fel
2nd
Workers Compensation Fraud False Statement To
Frau2019
440.105.4b!
Fel
3rd
Workers Compensation Fraud False Statement To
Frau2022
440.105.4b2
Fel
3rd
Workers Comp Fraud False Statmnt Claim <20,000
Frau2028
440.105.4b5
Fel
3rd
Workers Comp Fraud False Ins Info <$20,000
Frau2029
440.105.4b8
Fel
1st
Workers Comp Fraud Viol Stop Work Order > $100
Frau2044
440.105.4a3
Fel
3rd
Workers Compensation Fraud  Failure To Secure
Frau2045
440.105.4a3
Fel
2nd
Workers Compensation Fraud  Failure To Secure
Frau2053
496.415.5
Fel
3rd
Solicitation Of Funds By False Statement
Frau2057
499.005.23
Misd
2nd
Obtaining Prescription Drug By Fraud
Frau2060
494.0025.3
Fel
3rd
Unlicensed Mortgage Broker
Frau2062
494.0025.4b
Fel
3rd
Fraudulent Mortgage Transaction
Frau2070
517.301.
Fel
1st
Securities Fraud
Frau2072
494.0025.4a
Fel
3rd
Scheme To Defraud In Mortgage Transaction
Frau2076
496.415.2
Fel
3rd
Filing False Information With Department Of Ag
Frau3000
817.61.
Fel
3rd
Fraudulent Use Of Credit Card Over $100
Frau3001
817.62.1
Fel
3rd
Credit Card Fraud By Service Provider 300 Doll
Frau3002
817.62.1
Misd
1st
Credit Card Fraud By Service Provider Less 300
Frau3003
817.61.
Fel
3rd
Fraudulent Use Of Credit Card  More Than Twice
Frau3004
817.62.3a
Fel
3rd
Factoring Credit Card Transactions
Frau3005
817.61.
Fel
3rd
Fraudulent Use Of Credit Card   Forgery   More
Frau3006
817.61.
Misd
1st
Fraudulent Use Of Credit Card   Forgery 
Frau3009
817.611.
Fel
2nd
Trafficking In Counterfeit Credit Cards
Frau3010
817.03.
Misd
1st
False Statement To Obtain Property On Credit
Frau3011
817.021.
Fel
3rd
Obtain Seaport Security Id Card By Fraud
Frau3015
817.061.
Misd
2nd
Misleading Solicitation Of Payments
Frau3020
817.61.
Misd
1st
Fraudulent Use Of Credit Card Less Than $100
Frau3025
817.625.2a1
Fel
3rd
Fraudulent Use Of A Scanning Device Of A Payment
Frau3030
817.481.1
Fel
3rd
Unauthorized Use Of Credit Card Over 300 Dolla
Frau3040
817.481.1
Misd
2nd
Unauthorized Use Of Credit Card Under 300 Doll
Frau3050
817.481.1
Fel
3rd
Use Of False Credit Card Number Over 300 Dolla
Frau3060
817.481.1
Misd
2nd
Use Of False Credit Card Number Under 300 Doll
Frau3090
817.59.
Misd
1st
False Statement To Obtain Credit Card
Frau3095
817.631.
Fel
3rd
Credit Card Making Equipment
Frau3997
817.2341.A11c
Fel
1st
Fraudulent Insurance Claim  $100,000 Or More
Frau3998
817.2341.A11b
Fel
2nd
Fraudulent Insurance Claim  $20,000 Or More, B
Frau3999
817.2341.A11a
Fel
3rd
Fraudulent Insurance Claim  Less Than $20,000
Frau4000
817.234.1a
Fel
3rd
Fraudulent Insurance Claim
Frau4004
817.234.1a3
Fel
3rd
Fraudulent Insurance Application
Frau4005
817.51.
Misd
2nd
Obtaining Retail Products With Intent To Defraud
Frau4007
817.234.8b
Fel
3rd
Soliciting Motor Vehicle Tort Claims Within 60
Frau4010
817.705.3
Fel
3rd
Credit Service Organization Fraud
Frau4015
817.234.9
Fel
2nd
Participation In Staged Motor Vehicle Crash
Frau4020
817.236.
Fel
3rd
False Motor Vehicle Insurance Application
Frau4030
817.2361.
Fel
3rd
False Or Fraudulent Proof Of Motor Vehicle Ins
Frau4060
817.037.
Misd
2nd
Fraudulent Refunds
Frau5000
713.58.
Misd
2nd
Removal Of Property Under Lien
Frau5001
713.76.3
Misd
1st
Failure To Return Property Under Lien
Frau5050
818.01.
Misd
1st
Disposing Of Property Under Lien
Frau5150
494.093.3b
Fel
3rd
Mortgage Brokerage Fraud
Frau5160
817.54.
Fel
3rd
Obtain Mortgage   Note By False Representation
Frau5204
713.345.1ab2
Fel
2nd
Misapplication Of Construction Funds  More Tha
Frau5415
501.623.3
Fel
3rd
Telemarketing Without A License
Frau5505
817.482.2
Fel
3rd
Poss Of Device To Dup Telecommunication Sounds
Frau6000
687.071.3
Fel
3rd
Criminal Usury   Loan Sharking
Frau6050
687.141.1
Fel
3rd
Assess  Collect Advance Fee From Borrower
Frau7000
817.034.4a1
Fel
1st
Organized Fraud  Over 50000 Dollars
Frau7050
817.034.4a2
Fel
2nd
Organized Fraud 20000 To 50000 Dollars
Frau7100
817.034.4a3
Fel
3rd
Organized Fraud Less Than 20000
Frau7150
817.034.4b1
Fel
3rd
Communications Fraud Over 300 Dollars
Frau7200
817.034.4b2
Misd
1st
Communications Fraud Under 300 Dollars
Frau7300
817.15.
Fel
3rd
Making False Entry On Corporate Books
Frau7600
655.0322.3a
Fel
3rd
Fraudulent Receipt Of Property
Frau7601
655.0322.3b
Fel
3rd
Misappropriation Of Bank Funds
Frau7602
655.0322.3c
Fel
3rd
Unauthorized Actions
Frau7606
655.0322.5
Fel
2nd
False Statement   Credit
Frau7607
655.0322.6
Fel
2nd
Scheme To Defraud Financial Institution
Frau7610
658.78.
Fel
3rd
Bank Fraud
Frau7620
817.03.
Misd
1st
False Statement   Audit
Frau7630
817.05.
Misd
1st
False Statement To Merchants As To Financial
Frau7640
817.16.
Fel
3rd
False Reports   Financial Institutiion
Frau7650
934.43.1
Fel
3rd
Criminal Disclosure
Frau7656
817.505.1a 4
Fel
3rd
Patient Brokering Induce Referral Of Patients
Frau8050
117.105.
Fel
3rd
Fraudulent Notarization
Frau9000
517.301.
Fel
3rd
Fraudulent Securities Transactions
Frau9050
501.055.
Misd
1st
Home Solicitation Without Permit
Frau9051
501.055.
Misd
1st
Home Solicitation With Invalid Permit
Frau9052
501.055.
Misd
1st
False Application For Home Solicitation Permit
Frau9054
501.031.
Misd
1st
Home Solicitation Without Written Agreement
Frau9060
421.101.
Misd
2nd
False Statements To Obtain Lower Rent
Frau9072
817.645.
Misd
1st
Alteration Of Credit Card Invoice
Frau9091
212.14.3
Misd
1st
Failure To File Sales Tax Return
Frau9092
212.13.2
Misd
1st
Failure To Maintain Tangible Personal Prop Rpt
Frau9093
817.5615.2b
Misd
1st
Possessing Optical Disc With Altered Identific
Frau9094
210.18.6b
Fel
3rd
Possess Unstamped Cigarettes
Frau9095
210.18.1
Misd
1st
Sale Of Untaxed Cigarettes
Frau9097
896.101.2a
Fel
2nd
Unlawful Financial Transaction
Frau9100
896.104.4a1
Fel
3rd
Structuring Transactions To Evade Reporting Or
Frau9105
896.104.4a2
Fel
2nd
Structuring Transactions To Evade Reporting Or
Frau9109
896.101.3b15
Fel
1st
Transport Funds To Promote Unlawful Activity
Frau9110
896.1013.5c
Fel
1st
Money Laundering   $100000 Or More
Frau9111
896.101.35b
Fel
2nd
Money Laundering   $20 000 – $100 000
Frau9112
896.101.35a
Fel
3rd
Money Laundering $300 To $20000

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Loud Car Stereo Law Silenced | Defense Attorney | Complete Opinion Here

Criminal Defense | Noise Law Struck
Defense Attorney / Lawyer in Tampa, Florida has completed a review of the recent declaration by a Florida Appeals Court that  Florida Statute 316.3045(1)(a) was unconstitutional. The Traffic law made operation of radios or other mechanical sound making devices or instruments in vehicle plainly audible at a distance of 25 feet or more from the vehicle illegal.

The Feds have written a 50 page Manual on how to enforce laws like the Florida Statute that has been invalidated. You can check that tome about Car Stereo Law Enforcement out here.

The court found the statute unconstitutional. The statute exempted business and political speech and the exemptions do not serve a compelling state interest, the statute is not content-neutral, and is an unconstitutional suppression of protected speech.

The complete Noise Ordinance Decision is available here from a Criminal Defense Attorney as a Free Download.

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Case Excerpts:
[S]ection 316.3045, Florida Statutes (2007). . . restricts the volume at which a car stereo system may be played on a public street, but it exempts vehicles being used for business or political purposes, which in the normal course of conducting such business use soundmaking devices. “
The statute provides: “Operation of radios or other mechanical soundmaking devices or instruments in vehicles; exemptions — 
(1) It is unlawful for any person operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street or highway to operate or amplify the sound produced by a radio, tape player, or other mechanical soundmaking device or instrument from within the motor vehicle so that the sound is:
(a) Plainly audible at a distance of 25 feet or more from the motor vehicle; or (b) Louder than necessary for the convenient hearing by persons inside the vehicle in areas adjoining churches, schools, or hospitals.
(2) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any law enforcement motor vehicle equipped with any communication device necessary in the performance of law enforcement duties or to any emergency vehicle equipped with any communication device necessary in the performance of any emergency procedures.
(3) The provisions of this section do not apply to motor vehicles used for business or political purposes, which in the normal course of conducting such business use soundmaking devices. The provisions of this subsection shall not be deemed to prevent local authorities, with respect to streets and highways under their jurisdiction and within the reasonable exercise of the police power, from regulating the time and manner in which such business may be operated.
(4) The provisions of this section do not apply to the noise made by a horn or other warning device required or permitted by s. 316.271. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shall promulgate rules defining “plainly audible” and establish standards regarding how sound should be measured by law enforcement personnel who enforce the provisions of this section.
(5) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.”
“The circuit court carefully considered each argument and concluded that the issue ruled on by the two district courts was essentially the same, i.e., whether the “plainly audible” standard was too vague and overbroad to pass constitutional scrutiny. “
“Additionally, while recognizing our agreement with the reasoning and conclusion reached by the circuit court, we note that section 316.3045 suffers from a more fundamental infirmity.  “

“A case that is directly on point, and was cited favorably in Cannon, is People v. Jones, 721 N.E.2d 546 (Ill. 1999).  In that case, the court held that a sound amplification statute, which prohibited the use of sound amplification systems in motor vehicles that could be heard from a specified distance away from a vehicle and which contained an exception for vehicles engaged in advertising, was a content-based regulation of speech, in violation of the First Amendment.”

“Turning our attention to the Florida statute at issue, on its face it is not content neutral.  The statute excepts from its provisions “motor vehicles used for business or political purposes, which in the normal course of conducting such business use soundmaking devices.”  § 316.3045(3).  In other words, an individual using a vehicle for business purposes could, for example, listen to political talk radio at a volume clearly audible from a quarter mile; however, an individual sitting in a personal vehicle that is parked next to the business vehicle is subject to a citation if the individual is listening to music or religious programming that is clearly audible at twenty-five feet.  Clearly, different forms of speech receive different treatment under the Florida statute.  That is, the statute in question does not “apply equally to music, political speech and advertising,” which is what the Supreme Court requires in order for the statute to be deemed, “content-neutral.”  See City of Cincinnati, 507 U.S. at 428.”

“Additionally, we conclude that the statute is a content-based restriction on free expression which violates the First Amendment.”

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Source: 36 Fla. L. Weekly D991a
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Spring Break High Tech Mobile Arrest | Florida Update

Cops and Businesses Monitor Visitors
Spring Break Update | Criminal Defense Expert,  notes that some police agencies are employing mobile 3G and WiFi ID Card Scanners,  and a non-discretionary “zero tolerance” policy to encountering and arresting Spring Break visitors. Police are using fairly vague and discretionary charges, such as Disorderly Conduct Florida Statute 877.03. These seemingly minor charges can result in a permanent criminal record. See details about this charge below.

Also we note that one restaurant on a beach has over a dozen security cameras monitoring the activities of beach-goers. One media outlet predicted, “more than 2 million students will be on break.” BayNews9.com . With the foolishness of zero-tolerance policies we expect Florida Courts and jails to be packed. Casey frequently represents out-of-state visitors charged with offenses while on vacation.

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Security Cameras

One small Florida police department has even installed a couple of cameras mounted on utility poles to monitor beach visitors. Expect that law enforcement will also be using readily available portable card scanners that will retrieve age information from the back of Florida (and possibly other) state driver’s licenses.

Back of Florida License

According to official sources with the State of Florida, “The (Florida License and ID Cards) cards are created using a new, updated digital imaging process. This process stores all the information from the front of the card in a 2-D barcode and magnetic stripe located on the back (see photo to your left). Driver license class, restrictions, conditions, and endorsements specific to the driver are printed on the back.” DHSMV Official Site.

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Disorderly Conduct | Summary of Charge

Florida Statute: 877.03
Level: 2nd Degree Misdemeanor

Breach of the peace; disorderly conduct.

Whoever commits such acts as are of a nature to corrupt the public morals, or outrage the sense of public decency, or affect the peace and quiet of persons who may witness them, or engages in brawling or fighting, or engages in such conduct as to constitute a breach of the peace or disorderly conduct, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

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Underage Drinking | Open Container | Summary of the Charges

Many Florida Communities have very stringent Open Container Laws that prohibit possession of open containers away from licensed facilities (Bars) and particularly on some beaches. Below are details of one such ordinance.

Sample Open Container Ordinance

Tampa Open Container Ordinance Sec. 3-40. – Consumption and possession of open containers on streets, sidewalks, alleys and other public property.
(a)It is unlawful for any person to consume, assist or aid another to consume any alcoholic beverage upon any street, sidewalk, alley or other public property within the city.
(b)It is unlawful for any person to possess an open container of an alcoholic beverage upon any street, sidewalk, alley or other public property, including public or semi-public parking lots, within the city.
(1)As used in subsection (b), “open container” means any vessel or container containing an alcoholic beverage, including beer or wine, which is immediately capable of consumption or the seal of which has been broken.
(2)An open container shall be considered to be in the possession of the person if the container is in the physical control of such person.
(c)Subsections (a) and (b) do not apply when:
(1)The street, connecting sidewalk or alley has been officially temporarily closed upon application to the director of public works and the approval of the city council for the purpose of a block party as provided in this Code; or
(2)A portion of a sidewalk has been leased and permitted as a sidewalk café as provided for in chapter 22 of this Code; or
(3)Public property has been zoned and permitted for the sale of alcoholic beverages pursuant to law; or
(4)A portion of the street, connecting sidewalk or alley has been marked and/or designated as a crossing for a public golf course.
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Florida Underage Drinking Statute
562.111 Possession of alcoholic beverages by persons under age 21 prohibited.
(1) It is unlawful for any person under the age of 21 years, except a person employed under the provisions of s. 562.13 acting in the scope of her or his employment, to have in her or his possession alcoholic beverages, except that nothing contained in this subsection shall preclude the employment of any person 18 years of age or older in the sale, preparation, or service of alcoholic beverages in licensed premises in any establishment licensed by the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco or the Division of Hotels and Restaurants. Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 562.45, any person under the age of 21 who is convicted of a violation of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083; however, any person under the age of 21 who has been convicted of a violation of this subsection and who is thereafter convicted of a further violation of this subsection is, upon conviction of the further offense, guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(2) The prohibition in this section against the possession of alcoholic beverages does not apply to the tasting of alcoholic beverages by a student who is at least 18 years of age, who is tasting the alcoholic beverages as part of the student’s required curriculum at a postsecondary educational institution that is institutionally accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and that is licensed or exempt from licensure pursuant to the provisions of chapter 1005 or is a public postsecondary education institution; if the student is enrolled in the college and is tasting the alcoholic beverages only for instructional purposes during classes that are part of such a curriculum; if the student is allowed only to taste, but not consume or imbibe, the alcoholic beverages; and if the alcoholic beverages at all times remain in the possession and control of authorized instructional personnel of the college who are 21 years of age or older.
(3) In addition to any other penalty imposed for a violation of subsection (1), the court shall direct the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to withhold issuance of, or suspend or revoke, the violator’s driver’s license or driving privilege, as provided in s. 322.056.
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Source: http://www.baynews9.com/article/news/2011/march/215091/Police-cracking-down-during-spring-break
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