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What Should I Know About F.S. 849.08, Before Hiring West Palm Beach Gambling Defense Attorney?Tlorida law declares that “whoever plays or engages in any game at cards, keno,
roulette, faro, or other games of chance, at any place, by any device whatsoever, for money or other things of value, shall be guilty of a second-degree misdemeanor.”
Florida law also regulates gambling in other forms.
What is an example of a defense to the charge of gambling?
A person is not guilty of gambling if sound evidence shows the game of chance was a “penny-ante” game in which “the winnings of any player in a single round, hand, or game, do not exceed $10 in value.”
Florida law defines “penny-ante” games as poker, pinochle, bridge, rummy, canasta, hearts, dominoes, or mah-jongg.” There are some restrictions to participating in penny-ante games, so don’t go out, based on this brief description, and open a gambling house. (But if you do, and authorities charge you, you know who to call.)
What are the penalties for gambling?
As a second-degree misdemeanor, the first conviction for gambling subjects the person convicted to a range of punishment from up to six months of probation to 60 days in jail.
A second conviction for gambling is a first-degree misdemeanor, subjecting the person convicted to a range of punishment from a term of probation up to one year in jail.
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