Cheating at Common Law Law and Legal Definition

Cheating is the fraudulent obtaining of someone's property through the use of a false symbol or token or by deceitful or illegal practices. This type of cheating is a crime in most jurisdictions.

In Florida, as per Fla. Stat. § 775.01 common law of England in relation to crimes shall be in force when there is no existing provision by statute on the subject. However it does not apply to the modes and degrees of punishment. According to Florida law cheating is felony of the third degree and is punishable with imprisonment or fine or both.

Relevant law in Florida.

Fla. Stat. § 775.01 Common law of England

The common law of England in relation to crimes, except so far as the same relates to the modes and degrees of punishment, shall be of full force in this state where there is no existing provision by statute on the subject.

Fla. Stat. § 817.29 Cheating

Whoever is convicted of any gross fraud or cheat at common law shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.