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What Is a Common Law Crime?

A common law crime means  crime that has not been reduced to into writing, into certain statutes. It is a crime that has existed for a long, long time and has just been recognized. In the state of Florida, everything that is considered a crime has been written down in a specific law, a specific statute. What that means is that there are no common law crimes in Florida.