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|Florida Statute 92.38 - Comparison of disputed writings.
Comparison of a disputed writing with any writing proved to the satisfaction of the judge to be genuine, shall be
permitted to be made by the witnesses; and such writings, and the evidence of witnesses respecting the same, may
be submitted to the jury, or to the court in case of a trial by the court, as evidence of the genuineness, or otherwise, of
the writing in dispute.
Florida Statute 92.525 - Verification of documents; perjury by false written declaration,
(1) When it is authorized or required by law, by rule of an administrative agency, or by rule or order of court that a
document be verified by a person, the verification may be accomplished in the following manner:
(a) Under oath or affirmation taken or administered before an officer authorized under s. 92.50 to administer oaths;
(b) By the signing of the written declaration prescribed in subsection (2).
(2) A written declaration means the following statement: “Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have read the
foregoing [document] and that the facts stated in it are true,” followed by the signature of the person making the
declaration, except when a verification on information or belief is permitted by law, in which case the words “to the
best of my knowledge and belief” may be added. The written declaration shall be printed or typed at the end of or
immediately below the document being verified and above the signature of the person making the declaration.
(3) A person who knowingly makes a false declaration under subsection (2) is guilty of the crime of perjury by false
written declaration, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(4) As used in this section:
(a) The term “administrative agency” means any department or agency of the state or any county, municipality,
special district, or other political subdivision.
(b) The term “document” means any writing including, without limitation, any form, application, claim, notice, tax
return, inventory, affidavit, pleading, or paper.
(c) The requirement that a document be verified means that the document must be signed or executed by a person
and that the person must state under oath or affirm that the facts or matters stated or recited in the document are
true, or words of that import or effect.
Please review the following Florida Statutes for some more information on the Florida Evidence Code:
Florida Statutes, Chapter 92 - Witneses, Records, and Documents
Florida Statute 92.05 - Final judgments and decrees of courts of record.
Florida Statute 92.06 - Judgments and decrees of United States District Courts.
Florida Statute 92.07 - Judgments and decrees of this state.
Florida Statute 92.08 - Deeds and powers of attorney of record for 20 years or more.
Florida Statute 92.09 - Effect of reversal, etc., of judgment or successful attack on deed.
Florida Statute 92.13 - Certified copies of records of certified copies.
Florida Statute 695.19 - Certified copies of recorded instruments may be recorded.
Florida Statute 92.14 - United States deeds and patents and copies thereof.
Florida Statute 92.141 - Law enforcement employees; travel expenses; compensation as witness.
Florida Statute 92.142 - Witnesses; pay.
Florida Statute 92.143 - Compensation to traffic court witnesses.
Florida Statute 92.15 - Receipts in cases involving title from United States.
Florida Statute 92.151 - Witness compensation; payment; overcharges.
Florida Statute 92.153 - Production of documents by witnesses; reimbursement of costs.
Florida Statute 92.16 - Certificates of Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund respecting the
ownership, conveyance of, and other facts in connection with public lands.
Florida Statute 92.17 - Effect of seal of Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund.
Florida Statute 92.18 - Certificate of state officer.
Florida Statute 92.19 - Portions of records.
Florida Statute 92.20 - Certificates issued under authority of Congress.
Florida Statute 92.21 - Certificate as to sanitary condition of buildings.
Florida Statute 92.23 - Rule of evidence in suits on fire policies for loss or damage to building.
Florida Statute 92.231 - Expert witnesses; fee.
Florida Statute 92.233 - Compensation of witness summoned in two or more criminal cases.
Florida Statute 92.24 - Certain tax deeds prima facie evidence of title.
Florida Statute 92.25 - Records destroyed by fire; use of abstracts.
Florida Statute 92.251 Uniform Foreign Depositions Law.
Florida Statute 92.26 - Records destroyed by fire; use of sworn copies.
Florida Statute 92.27 - Records destroyed by fire; effect of abstracts in evidence.
Florida Statute 92.28 - Records destroyed by fire; land title suits; what may be received in evidence.
Florida Statute 92.29 - Photographic or electronic copies.
Florida Statute 92.295 - Copies of voter registration records.
Florida Statute 92.30 - Presumption of death; official findings.
Florida Statute 92.31 - Missing persons and persons imprisoned or interned in foreign countries; official reports.
Florida Statute 92.32 - Official findings and reports; presumption of authority to issue or execute.
Florida Statute 92.33 - Written statement concerning injury to person or property; furnishing copies; admission as
Florida Statute 92.351 - Prohibition against prisoners submitting nondocumentary physical evidence without
authorization of court; prisoner mailings to courts.
Florida Statute 92.38 - Comparison of disputed writings.
Florida Statute 92.39 - Evidence of individual’s claim against the state in suits between them.
Florida Statute 92.40 - Reports of building, housing, or health code violations; admissibility.
Florida Statute 92.50 - Oaths, affidavits, and acknowledgments; who may take or administer; requirements.
Florida Statute 92.51 - Oaths, affidavits, and acknowledgments; taken or administered by commissioned officer of
United States Armed Forces.
Florida Statute 92.52 - Affirmation equivalent to oath.
Florida Statute 92.525 - Verification of documents; perjury by false written declaration, penalty.
Florida Statute 92.53 - Videotaping of testimony of victim or witness under age 16 or person with mental retardation.
Florida Statute 92.54 - Use of closed circuit television in proceedings involving victims or witnesses under the age of
16 or persons with mental retardation.
Florida Statute 92.55 - Judicial or other proceedings involving victim or witness under the age of 16 or person with
mental retardation; special protections; use of registered service or therapy animals.
Florida Statute 92.56 - Judicial proceedings and court records involving sexual offenses.
Florida Statute 92.561 - Prohibition on reproduction of child pornography.
Florida Statute 92.565 - Admissibility of confession in sexual abuse cases.
Florida Statute 92.57 - Termination of employment of witness prohibited.
Florida Statute 92.60 - Foreign records of regularly conducted business activity.
Florida Statute 92.605 - Production of certain records by Florida businesses and out-of-state corporations.
Florida Statutes, Chapter 90 - Florida Evidence Code
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