583.20 Penalties for violations of chapter or rules.—
(1) Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or any rule thereunder is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. In addition thereto, the department may suspend or revoke the certificate or permit of any dealer convicted of any such violation.
(2) In addition to the remedies provided in this chapter and notwithstanding the existence of any adequate remedy at law, the department is authorized to apply by a bill in equity to a circuit court or circuit judge for a temporary or permanent injunction, or both, and such court or judge has jurisdiction upon hearing and for cause shown to grant a temporary or permanent injunction, or both, to restrain any person from violating or continuing to violate any of the provisions of this chapter or from failing or refusing to comply with the requirements of this chapter or any rule duly promulgated as authorized in s. 583.04 or s. 583.17. Such injunction shall be issued without bond.
History.—s. 13, ch. 16982, 1935; s. 12, ch. 17170, 1935; CGL 1936 Supp. 4151(390), 7688(1), 8135(19); s. 7, ch. 24106, 1947; s. 24, ch. 57-1; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 601, ch. 71-136; s. 17, ch. 84-102.