Practice Areas -> Felony

Felony offenses are any charges for which the Judge may sentence the offender to State Prison. Felonies are classified by the maximum sentence which can be  imposed.  Third degree felonies are punishable by up to 5 years, Second degree felonies up to 15 years, First degree felonies  by up to 30 years. Life and Capital offenses are self explanatory. Sentences in Felony cases are determined by the Sentencing guidelines standards established by the Florida Legislature. Of utmost importance, alongside thoroughly investigating your case, is to avoid a felony conviction. Convicted felons not only lose their civil rights, but also  severely restrict their future employment options and their ability to obtain credit.