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2006 Florida Statutes

Section 839.23, Florida Statutes 2006

839.23  Officer taking insufficient bail.--An official who takes bail which the official knows is not sufficient, accepts a surety she or he knows does not have the qualifications required by law, or accepts as a surety a professional bond agent who is not registered with the clerk of the circuit court and qualified to act as surety shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083 An official convicted of violating this section may be removed from office by the Governor.

History.--s. 78, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(78); s. 175, ch. 70-339; s. 1032, ch. 71-136; s. 1331, ch. 97-102.

Note.--Former s. 903.35.