Legal Status Violation Law and Legal Definition

Legal status violation refers to an act amounting to an offense that is committed in the position of a legal status. Legal status violation occurs when a defendant, while under any of the forms of legal status commits an offense that results in conviction. It includes: an escape from incarceration, a flight to avoid prosecution, a failure to appear for a criminal proceeding, and a violation of any condition of a supersedeas bond. [Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.703].

the effect of legal status violation was discussed in the following case. In Mills v. State, 723 So. 2d 363 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998), the court held “legal status violations receive a score of 4 sentence points and are scored when the offense committed while under legal status is before the court for sentencing. Points for a legal status violation are to be assessed only once regardless of the existence of more than one form of legal status at the time an offense is committed or the number of offenses committed while under any form of legal status.”