Nuisance Laws in Florida

There are many crimes in Florida that prohibit committing “nuisance” crimes. Here are some interesting ones:

1. You can’t build a bonfire within 10 rods of a house or building. If you do, you can be arrested in Jacksonville for a second degree misdemeanor.

2. If you have a building that houses public entertainment, such as a theater or music venue, you have to have doors that open outward.

3. You can’t own any store, warehouse, home, or structure where drugs are illegally kept, sold, or bought knowingly. If you do, you can be arrested for a third degree felony in Jacksonville.

4. You can’t smoke in an elevator. If you do, you are committing a second degree misdemeanor.

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