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Florida Criminal Justice Sourcebook 2019-2020 Edition

LAST RELEASE DATE October 19, 2019
Florida Criminal Justice Sourcebook 2019-2020 Edition

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An all-inclusive manual featuring a comprehensive presentation of Florida’s Crimes Code, Motor Vehicle laws, the Rules of Criminal Procedure and Evidence, and Criminal Jury Instructions, as well as hundreds of related statutes that law enforcement and criminal justice professionals use most often.

The Florida Criminal Justice Sourcebook combines the material found in the Florida Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Handbook with the Florida Criminal Jury Instructions Handbook, plus additional statutes and court rules, so that criminal justice professionals have everything they need to enforce and defend the law in one convenient volume. This ultimate Florida criminal justice resource provides many features: 

  • Florida criminal and motor vehicle statutes commonly used by police departments, sheriff's offices, prosecutors, and defense attorneys.
  • Select legislative summaries prepared by professional legal analysts.
  • Florida Criminal Jury Instructions with penalties and interpretive decisions explaining the elements and offenses.
  • Legal Guidelines by Gus Beckstrom, presenting a concise overview of criminal procedure.
  • Glossaries of common Spanish and Haitian Creole phrases—useful in situations involving motor vehicle stops, search and seizure, arrest, and injury.
  • Comprehensive, professionally prepared index.

This title is used widely throughout the state at training academies and in college-level law enforcement and criminal justice classes.

Sections Affected by recent Legislation

Court Rules Affected in 2016

Highlights of this Legislative Session

Legal Guidelines


Title IV. Executive Branch

Title V. Judicial Branch

Title VI. Civil Practice and Procedure

Title VII. Evidence

Title X. Public Officers, Employers, and Records

Title XIV. Taxation and Finance


Title XXIII. Motor Vehicles

Chapter 316. State Uniform Traffic Control

Chapter 317. Off-Highway Vehicle Titling

Chapter 318. Disposition of Traffic Infractions

Chapter 319. Title Certificates

Chapter 320. Motor Vehicle Licenses

Chapter 321. Highway Patrol

 Chapter 322. Driver Licenses

 Chapter 323. Wrecker Operators

 Chapter 324. Financial Responsibility


Title XXIV. Vessels

Title XXV. Aviation

Title XXVI. Public Transportation

Title XXVII. Railroads and Other Regulated Utilities

Title XXVIII. Natural Resources: Conservation, Reclamation, and Use

Title XXIX. Public Health

Title XXX. Social Welfare

Title XXXII. Regulation of Professions and Occupations

Title XXXIII. Regulation of Trade, Commerce, Investments, and Solicitations

Title XXXIV. Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

Title XXXV. Agriculture, Horticulture, and Animal Industry

Title XXXVII. Insurance

Title XL. Real and Personal Property

Title XLIII. Domestic Relations

Title XLV. Torts


Title XLVI. Crimes

Chapter 775. Definitions; General Penalties; Registration of Criminals

Chapter 776. Justifiable Use of Force

Chapter 777. Principal; Accessory; Attempt; Solicitation; Conspiracy

Chapter 782. Homicide

Chapter 784. Assault; Battery; Culpable Negligence

Chapter 787. Kidnapping; False Imprisonment; Luring or Enticing a Child; Custody Offenses

Chapter 790. Weapons and Firearms

Chapter 791. Sale of Fireworks

Chapter 794. Sexual Battery

Chapter 796. Prostitution

Chapter 797. Abortion

Chapter 798. Adultery

Chapter 800. Lewdness; Indecent Exposure

Chapter 806. Arson and Criminal Mischief

Chapter 810. Burglary and Trespass

Chapter 812. Theft, Robbery, and Related Crimes

Chapter 815. Computer-Related Crimes

Chapter 817. Fraudulent Practices

Chapter 818. Sale of Mortgaged Personal Property; Similar Offenses

Chapter 823. Public Nuisances

Chapter 825. Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Elderly Persons and Disabled Adults

Chapter 826. Bigamy; Incest

Chapter 827. Abuse of Children

Chapter 828. Animals: Cruelty; Sales; Animal Enterprise Protection

Chapter 831. Forgery and Counterfeiting

Chapter 832. Violations Involving Checks and Drafts

Chapter 836. Defamation; Libel; Threatening Letters and Similar Offenses

Chapter 837. Perjury

Chapter 838. Bribery; Misuse of Public Office

Chapter 839. Offenses by Public Officers and Employees

Chapter 843. Obstructing Justice

Chapter 847. Obscenity

Chapter 849. Gambling

Chapter 856. Drunkenness; Open House Parties; Loitering; Prowling; Desertion

Chapter 859. Poisons; Adulterated Drugs

Chapter 860. Offenses Concerning Aircraft, Motor Vehicles, Vessels, and Railroads

Chapter 861. Offenses Related to Public Roads, Transport, and Waters

Chapter 865. Violations of Certain Commercial Restrictions

Chapter 870. Affrays; Riots; Routs; Unlawful Assemblies

Chapter 871. Disturbing Religious and Other Assemblies

Chapter 872. Offenses Concerning Dead Bodies and Graves

Chapter 873. Sale of Anatomical Matter

Chapter 874. Criminal Gang Enforcement and Prevention

Chapter 876. Criminal Anarchy, Treason, and Other Crimes Against Public Order

Chapter 877. Miscellaneous Crimes

Chapter 893. Drug Abuse Prevention and Control

Chapter 895. Offenses Concerning Racketeering and Illegal Debts

Chapter 896. Offenses Related to Financial Transactions


Title XLVII. Criminal Procedure and Corrections

Chapter 901. Arrests

Chapter 903. Bail

Chapter 907. Procedure After Arrest

Chapter 914. Witnesses; Criminal Proceedings

Chapter 916. Mentally Deficient and Mentally Ill Defendants

Chapter 918. Conduct of Trial

Chapter 921. Sentence

Chapter 923. Form of Indictment and Other Forms

Chapter 932. Provisions Supplemental to Criminal Procedure Law

Chapter 933. Search and Inspection Warrants

Chapter 934. Security of Communications; Surveillance

Chapter 937. Missing Person Investigations

Chapter 941. Corrections: Interstate Cooperation

Chapter 943. Department of Law Enforcement

Chapter 944. State Correctional System

Chapter 951. County and Municipal Prisoners

Chapter 960. Victim Assistance

Chapter 984. Children and Families in Need of Services

Chapter 985. Juvenile Justice; Interstate Compact on Juveniles

 Part I. General Provisions

 Part II. Records and Information

 Part III. Custody and Intake; Intervention and Diversion

 Part IV. Examinations and Evaluations

 Part V. Detention

 Part VI. Petition, Arraignment, and Adjudication

 Part VII. Disposition; Postdisposition

 Part VIII. Authority of the Court Over Parents or Guardians

 Part IX. Appeal

 Part X. Transfer to Adult Court

 Part XI. Department of Juvenile Justice

 Part XII. Miscellaneous Offenses

 Part XIII. Interstate Compact on Juveniles


Title XLVIII. K-20 Education Code

Florida Court Rules

Rules of Criminal Procedure

Rules of Traffic Court



Introduction—Criminal Liability

I. General Instructions

II. Attempt to Commit Crime and Criminal Solicitation and Conspiracy

III. Attempted Homicide

IV. Homicide

V. Assault, Battery, Stalking, Culpable Negligence

VI. Kidnapping and False Imprisonment

VII. Weapons Offenses

VIII. Sex Offenses

IX. Sexual Offender Registration

X. Sexual Predator Registration

XI. Arson and Criminal Mischief

XII. Burglary

XIII. Criminal Trespass

XIV. Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property

XV. Robbery

XVI. Child Abuse

XVII. Forgery and Worthless Checks

XVIII. Perjury

XIX. Bribery

XX. Fraud

XXI. Obstruction of Justice

XXII. Gambling

XXIII. Prostitution

XXIV. Obscenity

XXV. Drug Abuse

XXVI. Contraband in Facilities

XXVII. Racketeering

XXVIII. Escape

XXIX. Transportation Offenses

XXX. Disorderly Intoxication and Alcoholic Beverages

XXXI. Loitering or Prowling

XXXII. Vending Machine and Parking Meter Crimes

XXXIII. Miscellaneous Crimes


Appendix A. Spanish Phrases

Appendix B. Haitian Creole Phrases





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