Foreclosurepedia: NAMFS Members Can Face 3rd Degree Felonies In Florida For Insurance Claims
Florida House Bill 911, which is set to take effect on 01 January 2018, makes it a third degree felony to participate in insurance claim matters without a public adjuster’s license. That covers ALL FHA INSURED FORECLOSURES. It also covers all hazard claims as well as all damage and storm claims.
Florida has five degrees for felony offenses: Felony in the third degree, felony in the second degree, felony in the first degree, life felony and capital felony. A felony is classified based on the maximum penalty allowed by law should one be found guilty of the associated crime.
Felony in the Third Degree
A felony in the third degree is punishable by no more than five years imprisonment in a state prison and a fine of up to five thousand dollars. In addition, the defendant may also be ordered to pay the victim restitution as ordered by the court.