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Crimes by Code

Florida laws are organized by umbrella categories called titles, and within these titles are numerous different chapters that contain individual laws. There are 48 different chapters in the 2019 Florida Statutes and over 1000 chapters. Most criminal laws are located in the crimes title, which is Title XLV or 45. The crimes title has over 100 different chapters, and within these chapters there could be several different criminal laws. All told, the crimes title contains hundreds of laws that are punishable by a potential jail sentence for those found guilty. Title 45 is not the only title that contains crimes; the motor vehicle title, vessel title, alcoholic beverages and tobacco title, aviation title and Florida Education Code all have chapters that contain crimes. If it sounds confusing it is, but luckily the online directory of laws at leg.state.fl.us has a comprehensive list that is easy to search by keyword and specific chapter. We have included a list of common crimes organized by their statute number for anyone to view, and if you would like additional information about any of these laws feel free to contact South Florida criminal defense lawyer Benjamin Herbst at (954) 543-0305. Benjamin represents defendants charged with all criminal violations including motor vehicle laws, alcohol and tobacco violations and children’s attendance violations under the education code. He offers free consultations and is willing to travel anywhere from South Miami to Port St. Lucie to meet at a convenient a location. Benjamin accepts cases in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties.

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My family and I could not be more grateful for everything you did for me. I truly thought my future would be permanently impacted and I would never be able to join the military or even go to college. Because of your hard work I still have the opportunity to do both. Thank you so much! - T.S.
Hiring you was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. Thank you for supporting me and for your willingness to take the state to trial. Another lawyer may have tried to get me to take a plea, but you were ready to fight from day one. I’m so glad to have this case behind me, and have you to thank for it. - R.D.
I can’t thank you enough for your personal attention to the mess I got myself into. You don't know what a relief it is to be done with this criminal case. I never ever thought I would have been charged with a crime, but having you as my lawyer made the entire situation bearable. You gave me confidence that I would be able to overcome this from day one, and you followed through. Take care of yourself and your family, and thanks again for everything! - S.S.
You never backed down from the state, and you supported my decision to go to trial. Then you delivered in court. I appreciate you Ben. - T.C
I appreciate the hard work you put into my case, and my wife and I can’t thank you enough. Without you I could have lost everything. I’ll never forget what you did for me. - J.B.