A Felony is a crime punishable by more than one year in jail.
If you are accused of a felony there are many concerns in addition to possible incarceration.
Instead of, or in addition to, incarceration you could receive community control (house arrest) or probation. If convicted of a felony you will lose certain rights like the right to vote and possess a firearm.
Remember that in many felony and misdemeanor cases the police will ask you to “tell your side of the story.” Don’t do it! Hire a criminal defense lawyer early in the process to ensure that your rights are protected.
There are very serious consequences to being convicted of a felony. If convicted, you might lose or be suspended from your job. If you have (or plan on getting) any professional licenses, they may be revoked, suspended, or denied as a result of a felony conviction. People convicted of felonies who are not American citizens might be deported or have other immigration and naturalization concerns.
If arrested for a drug crime, the government may initiate the forfeiture of your property, for example the car or house in which the drugs were found. Forfeiture is an extremely technical area of the law. If the government begins a forfeiture proceeding against your property, contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
In Florida there are several classifications of felonies, the maximum potential penalties as follows:
• Third Degree Felony – Punishable by up to five (5) years in prison plus a $5,000 fine.
• Second Degree Felony – Punishable by up to fifteen (15) years in prison plus a $10,000 fine.
• First Degree Felony – Punishable by up to thirty (30) years in prison plus a $10,000 fine.
• Life Felony – Punishable by up to life in prison plus a $15,000 fine.
• Capital Felony – Punishable by death or life in prison.
With such serious penalties, it is crucial to hire an attorney with the experience and knowledge of the law to protect your rights and provide an aggressive defense.
Our representation of Felonies includes, but is not limited to, the following charges:
• First Degree Murder
• Second Degree Murder
• Attempted Murder
• Drug Trafficking
• Possession of Controlled Substances
• Battery Domestic Violence
• Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon
• Aggravated Assault
• Aggravated Battery
• Grand Theft
• Felony Battery
• Felony DUI
• Felony Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
• Felony Violation of Probation
• Possession of More than 20 Grams of Cannabis (Marijuana)
• Possession and Sale of Cocaine and Other Controlled Substances
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