Practicing Or Contracting Without A License
Practicing or contracting without license offenses often involve someone in a professional occupation, such as law or medicine, who is unlicensed but holds themselves out to be authorized to engage in such activity. Florida law includes heavy fines and severe criminal penalties, including potential mandatory/minimum sentences of up to 25 years and maximum potential sentences of up to LIFE. Mr. Petruzzi has represented numerous individuals charged with, or under investigation for, practicing or contracting without a license by state authorities. His experience and knowledge serve as an invaluable asset to his clients.
Florida practicing or contracting without license offenses are investigated and prosecuted by various state and local law enforcement agencies. Some common Florida statutes criminalizing this offense include:
Any person not licensed or otherwise authorized to practice law in this state who practices law in this state or holds himself or herself out to the public as qualified to practice law in this state, or who willfully pretends to be, or willfully takes or uses any name, title, addition or description implying that he or she is qualified, or recognized by law as qualified, to practice law in this state, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
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