What criminal penalties can be imposed for violations of F.S.475?

A violations of F.S.475 may result in one of the following criminal penalties:

second degree misdemeanors – this is the most common criminal penalty and can result in a fine of up to $500 and/or imprisonment of up to 60 days

first degree misdemeanor – only 1 activity (rental information violations) is classified as a first degree misdemeanor and can be punished by a fine of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 1 year

third degree felonies – this is the punishment for anyone who acts as a broker or sales associate without holding a current active license who can be punished with a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment of up to 5 years