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3. Criminal and noncriminal infraction penalties
Section 119.10(1)(b), F.S., states that a public officer who knowingly violates the provisions of s. 119.07(1), F.S., is subject to suspension and removal or impeachment and commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable by possible criminal penalties of one year in prison, or $1,000 fine, or both.
See State v. Webb, 786 So. 2d 602 (Fla. 1st DCA 2001) (s. 119.10[b] authorizes a conviction for violating s. 119.07 only if a defendant is found to have committed such violation “knowingly”; statute cannot be interpreted as allowing a conviction based on mere negligence).