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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title V
Chapter 39
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F.S. 39.804
39.804 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.
History.s. 34, ch. 94-164; s. 86, ch. 98-403; s. 34, ch. 2000-139.
Note.Former s. 39.4627.