Criminal Violation

Misuse Or Material Alteration of Public Records Information or Distributing False Information

{Section 775.21(10)(c), Florida Statutes}

Any person who:
  • misuses public records information relating to a sexual predator, as defined in this section, or a sexual offender, as defined in s. 943.0435 or s. 944.607, to secure a payment from such a predator or offender;
  • knowingly distributes or publishes false information relating to such a predator or offender which the person misrepresents as being public records information;
  • who materially alters public records information with the intent to misrepresent the information, including documents, summaries of public records information provided by law enforcement agencies, or public records information displayed by law enforcement agencies on websites or provided through other means of communication, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.