1999 Florida Code
Chapter 910 Jurisdiction and Venue  
910.005   State criminal jurisdiction.

910.005  State criminal jurisdiction.--

(1)  A person is subject to prosecution in this state for an offense that she or he commits, while either within or outside the state, by her or his own conduct or that of another for which the person is legally accountable, if:

(a)  The offense is committed wholly or partly within the state;

(b)  The conduct outside the state constitutes an attempt to commit an offense within the state;

(c)  The conduct outside the state constitutes a conspiracy to commit an offense within the state, and an act in furtherance of the conspiracy occurs in the state;

(d)  The conduct within the state constitutes an attempt or conspiracy to commit in another jurisdiction an offense under the laws of both this state and the other jurisdiction; or

(e)  The conduct constitutes a knowing violation of s. 286.011.

(2)  An offense is committed partly within this state if either the conduct that is an element of the offense or the result that is an element, occurs within the state. In homicide, the "result" is either the physical contact that causes death, or the death itself; and if the body of a homicide victim is found within the state, the death is presumed to have occurred within the state.

(3)  An offense that is based on an omission to perform a duty imposed by the law of this state is committed within the state, regardless of the location of the offender at the time of the omission.

History.--s. 72, ch. 70-339; s. 2, ch. 95-353; s. 1510, ch. 97-102.

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