A person may not, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the Department of State, knowingly and willfully falsify or conceal a material fact, make any false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or representation, or make or use any false document, knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry. A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony of the third degree punishable as provided in s.775.082, s 775.083, or s. 775.084.The punishment violating the above Florida Statute can be incarceration for up to five years. Additionally, commission of a felony can trigger provisions and remedies in contracts and a violation of a criminal statute can possibly provide for relief or at least leverage in civil cases. Furthermore, the commission of a felony could affect licenses granted by the state. While prosecution for filing false, fictitious, and fraudulent information on Sun Biz is infrequent and, to date, WestlawNext has not reported any cases under Section 817.155 Florida Statutes (2016), why become the person who is punished just because you are angry with your cheating spouse or stealing business partner. If you want to make a changes on the information contained in the annual report or file an amendment, first, I suggest taking a deep breath and then second, making sure that you have been elected to the proper office and/or you own a sufficient majority of the business to make the change by yourself. If you have a question as to whether you or someone else has the proper authority to change your business information on Sun Biz feel free to contact me at [email protected].