The 2021 list of twenty-two (22) types of offenses that qualify as exceptions to Florida’s warrantless arrest rule include:
Assault on a Specified Person:
If an assault allegedly occurred on a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical care provider, public transit employees or agents, or other specified officers as set forth in § 784.07 or an assault or battery upon any employee of a receiving facility as defined in § 394.455 who is engaged in the lawful performance of their duties (see F.S. § 901.15(15)).
A battery upon another person under § 784.03 (see § 901.15(9)(a)).
An act of child abuse under § 827.03 or any act of abuse, aggravated abuse, and neglect of a child or a violation of § 787.025 or luring or enticing a child (see § 901.15(8)).
A criminal act of carrying a concealed weapon under § 790.01 (see § 790.02).
Any act of Criminal Mischief under § 806.13. (see § 901.15(9)(b)).
Disorderly Conduct on the Premises of a Licensed Establishment:
An act of a breach of the peace or disorderly conduct as defined in § 877.03 on the premises of a licensed public lodging establishment as defined in § 509.013(4)(a). (see § 509.143(2)), when the officer has probable cause to believe the disorderly conduct occurred on the premises of a licensed establishment and, in the course of such violation, created a threat to the life or safety of the person or others.
Any act of domestic violence, as defined in § 741.28.
Possession of not more than 20 grams of cannabis according to § 893.13(6)(b) (see § 893.13(6)(d)).
Exposure of Sexual Organs (commonly known as “indecent exposure”)
Any act of indecent exposure under § 800.03, F.S., for exposing or exhibiting his or her sexual organs in a vulgar or indecent manner; in public or on another person’s private premises; or near enough to another person’s private premises that the sexual organs may be seen from such private premises. The act of indecent exposure would also include being naked in public, unless the particular public place is intended for nudity.
Any Graffiti-related offense as described in § 806.13 (see § 901.15(9)(b)).
Loitering and Prowling:
Any criminal act under § 856.021 for loitering and prowling (see § 856.031).
Possession of Weapon by a Specified Person:
As explained in § 901.15(6), a criminal act for possession of a firearm or ammunition prohibited when the person is subject to an injunction for protection against committing acts of domestic violence, stalking, or cyberstalking under s. 790.233.
Racing on Highways
Section 316.191(5) provides that “[w]henever a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that a person violated subsection (2) [of the racing on highways statute], the officer may arrest and take such person into custody without a warrant.”
Sexual Cyberharassment (aka “Revenge Porn”):
Under Section 784.049(4)(a), a law enforcement officer may arrest, without an arrest warrant, any person that he or she has probable cause to believe has violated the statute prohibiting sexual cyberharassment (sometimes called “revenge porn”). The statute for misdemeanor sexual cyberharassment contains an explicit exception to the misdemeanor warrant requirement.
A violation of § 748.048 for stalking
Trespass at an Airport:
It is alleged that a trespass occurred in a secure area of an airport when signs are posted in a conspicuous area of airport which notifies the public that unauthorized entry into such areas constitutes a trespass and specify the methods for gaining authorized access to such areas (see F. S. § 901.15(14)).
Trespass at a School:
An act of trespass on a campus or other facility of a school as defined in § 810.097 (see § 810.097(4)).
Traffic Crimes discovered as part of a crash investigation:
An offense committed under the provision of Chapter 316, State Uniform Traffic Control, or Chapter 322 for drivers’ licenses in connection with a crash after an investigation at the scene (see § 316.645) including DUI with property damage.
Any act of retail theft, farm theft, or transit fair evasion as defined in § 812.015
A violation of a safety zone, security zone, regulated navigation area, or naval vessel protection zone.
Violation of Domestic Violence Pretrial Release:
Any act that violates a condition of pretrial release provided in § 903.047 when the original arrest was for an act of domestic violence.
Violation of a Domestic Violence Protective Order Injunction:
A criminal act for violation of an injunction for protection against domestic violence.
Any criminal act under § 784.047 for violating protective injunctions entered pursuant to
Violation of Other Protective Injunctions:
Any criminal act under § 784.046 for violation of repeat violence, sexual violence, dating violence for a protective injunction, or a foreign protection order accorded full faith and credit.