2010 Florida Statutes
Penalties for false statements of paternity.
Penalties for false statements of paternity.—
Any male person or any mother of a dependent child who knowingly and willfully makes a false statement concerning the paternity of a child in conjunction with a petition to terminate parental rights under this chapter and causes such false statement of paternity to be filed with the court commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. A person who makes a statement claiming paternity in good faith is immune from criminal liability under this section.
s. 34, ch. 94-164; s. 86, ch. 98-403; s. 34, ch. 2000-139.
Former s. 39.4627.