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Before hiring a Contracting without a License Attorney, what do I need to know about F.S. 489.127 and F.S. 489.127?Tlorida law requires contractors to be registered with, or certified by, the State.
Consequently, it is against the law in Florida for anyone to “engage in the business or act in the capacity of a contractor or advertise himself or herself or a business organization as available to engage in the business or act in the capacity of a contractor without being duly registered or certified.” s.489.127(1), (f).
People who work in home construction, home remodeling, home repair, and demolition are typically the ones subject to prosecution under this law.
What are the penalties for Contracting without a License?
- Contracting without a license is a first-degree misdemeanor. A judge can sentence a person convicted of this offense to penalties ranging from a term of probation up to a full year in the county jail. If the State alleges the accused also obtained money for the work, the State may also prosecute the defendant with theft.
- If the accused was previously convicted of the same offense, or alternatively, if he is convicted of unlawfully contracting during a state of emergency, Florida law classifies the crime as a third-degree felony, punishable by penalties ranging from a term of probation up to 5 years in state prison.
What defenses would a skilled Contracting without a License Attorney use?
Contracting without a license is not a crime if, for example, a person is, without compensation, helping a friend or neighbor with home repair work. In addition, as with all crimes in Florida, if your lawyer shows that the State obtained its evidence in violation of the Constitution, that evidence is not admissible in court. Such cases are often dropped by the State, or dismissed by the judge.
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