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Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 817
FRAUDULENT PRACTICES
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F.S. 817.413
817.413 Sale of used motor vehicle goods as new; penalty.
(1) With respect to a transaction for which any charges will be paid from the proceeds of a motor vehicle insurance policy, it is unlawful for the seller to knowingly misrepresent orally, in writing, or by failure to speak, that the goods are new or original when they are used or repossessed or have been used for sales demonstration.
(2) A person who violates this section, if the purchase price of the motor vehicle goods is $1,000 or more, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. If the purchase price of the motor vehicle goods is less than $1,000, the person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 6, ch. 2003-148; s. 41, ch. 2019-167.