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2019 Florida Statutes

F.S. 509.161
509.161 Rules of evidence in prosecutions.In prosecutions under s. 509.151, proof that lodging, food, or other accommodations were obtained by false pretense; by false or fictitious show of baggage or other property; by absconding without paying or offering to pay for such food, lodging, or accommodations; or by surreptitiously removing or attempting to remove baggage shall constitute prima facie evidence of fraudulent intent. If the operator of the establishment has probable cause to believe, and does believe, that any person has obtained food, lodging, or other accommodations at such establishment with intent to defraud the operator thereof, the failure to make payment upon demand therefor, there being no dispute as to the amount owed, shall constitute prima facie evidence of fraudulent intent in such prosecutions.
History.s. 2, ch. 6954, 1915; RGS 5158; CGL 7261; s. 46, ch. 16042, 1933; CGL 1936 Supp. 7261; s. 2, ch. 63-546; s. 11, ch. 73-325; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 12, 39, 42, ch. 79-240; ss. 3, 4, ch. 81-161; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 51, 52, ch. 90-339; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 85, ch. 2019-167.
Note.Former s. 511.39.