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2010 Florida Statutes

F.S. 914.21


As used in ss. 914.22, the term:


“Bodily injury” means:


A cut, abrasion, bruise, burn, or disfigurement;


Physical pain;




Impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty; or


Any other injury to the body, no matter how temporary.


“Misleading conduct” means:


Knowingly making a false statement;


Intentionally omitting information from a statement and thereby causing a portion of such statement to be misleading, or intentionally concealing a material fact and thereby creating a false impression by such statement;


With intent to mislead, knowingly submitting or inviting reliance on a writing or recording that is false, forged, altered, or otherwise lacking in authenticity;


With intent to mislead, knowingly submitting or inviting reliance on a sample, specimen, map, photograph, boundary mark, or other object that is misleading in a material respect; or


Knowingly using a trick, scheme, or device with intent to mislead.


“Official investigation” means any investigation instituted by a law enforcement agency or prosecuting officer of the state or a political subdivision of the state or the Commission on Ethics.


“Official proceeding” means:


A proceeding before a judge or court or a grand jury;


A proceeding before the Legislature;


A proceeding before a federal agency that is authorized by law; or


A proceeding before the Commission on Ethics.


“Physical force” means physical action against another and includes confinement.


s. 13, ch. 84-363; s. 3, ch. 88-96; s. 16, ch. 2006-275.