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Legal Statutes: Florida

UPDATED July 16, 2017

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Chapter 741. Chapter 741 Marriage; Domestic Violence

back to top741.283. Minimum term of imprisonment for domestic violence

If a person is adjudicated guilty of a crime of domestic violence, as defined in s. 741.28, and the person has intentionally caused bodily harm to another person, the court shall order the person to serve a minimum of 5 days in the county jail as part of the sentence imposed, unless the court sentences the person to a nonsuspended period of incarceration in a state correctional facility. This section does not preclude the court from sentencing the person to probation, community control, or an additional period of incarceration.
History.--s. 3, ch. 2001-50.