False Verification Of Ownership To A Pawnbroker


FALSE VERIFICATION OF OWNERSHIP OR FALSE IDENTIFICATION TO A PAWNBROKER IN FLORIDA

ยง539.001(8)(b)8, Fla. Stat.

To prove the crime of False Verification of Ownership or False Identification to a Pawnbroker, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. The Defendant sold or pledged goods or property alleged to a pawnbroker;
  2. At the time, Defendant knowingly gave false verification of ownership of the goods or property alleged or false or altered identification to the pawnbroker; and
  3. Defendant received money from the pawnbroker for the goods or property alleged sold or pledged.

Penalties for False Identification to a Pawnbroker

The penalties will vary depending upon the value of the money received by the defendant during the pawn transaction.

When the value of amount received by the defendant is less than $300, the offense is a felony of the third degree punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine not exceeding $5,000.

When the amount received by the defendant is $300 or more, the offense is classified as a felony of the second degree punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine not exceeding $10,000.