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2004 Florida Statutes

Section 914.21, Florida Statutes 2004

914.21  Definitions.--As used in ss. 914.22-914.24, the term:

(1)  "Bodily injury" means:

(a)  A cut, abrasion, bruise, burn, or disfigurement;

(b)  Physical pain;

(c)  Illness;

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

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

(2)  "Misleading conduct" means:

(a)  Knowingly making a false statement;

(b)  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;

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

(d)  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

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

(3)  "Official investigation" means any investigation instituted by a law enforcement agency or prosecuting officer of the state or a political subdivision of the state.

(4)  "Official proceeding" means:

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

(b)  A proceeding before the Legislature; or

(c)  A proceeding before a federal agency which is authorized by law.

(5)  "Physical force" means physical action against another and includes confinement.

History.--s. 13, ch. 84-363; s. 3, ch. 88-96.