839.23 Officer taking insufficient bail.—An official who takes bail which the official knows is not sufficient, accepts a surety she or he knows does not have the qualifications required by law, or accepts as a surety a professional bond agent who is not registered with the clerk of the circuit court and qualified to act as surety shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. An official convicted of violating this section may be removed from office by the Governor.
History.—s. 78, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(78); s. 175, ch. 70-339; s. 1032, ch. 71-136; s. 1331, ch. 97-102.