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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
Chapter 843
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F.S. 843.14
843.14 Compounding felony.Whoever, having knowledge of the commission of an offense punishable with death or by imprisonment in the state prison, takes money or a gratuity or reward, or an engagement therefor, upon an agreement or understanding, expressed or implied, to compound or conceal such offense, or not to prosecute therefor, or not to give evidence thereof, shall when such offense of which he or she has knowledge is punishable with death or imprisonment in the state prison for life, be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084; and where the offense of which he or she so had knowledge was punishable in any other manner, he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 20, ch. 1637, 1868; RS 2592; GS 3513; RGS 5399; CGL 7540; s. 1047, ch. 71-136; s. 1344, ch. 97-102.