The consequences of a conviction of a felony in the State of Florida are vast and disruptive. In addition to the potential loss of employment and educational opportunities, a felony conviction means a loss of rights. These rights include, the right to vote, serve as a juror, hold public office, possess or own a firearm, or carry a concealed weapon. See Florida Statute 775.082
The State of Florida identifies five categories of felonies:
- Capital Felony: punishable by life imprisonment without the possibility of parole or death
- Life Felony: punishable by a fine not exceeding $15,000 and life imprisonment (with the possibility for parole)
- First Degree Felony: punishable by a fine not exceeding $10,000 and up to 30 years in prison
- Second Degree Felony: punishable with a fine not exceeding $10,000 and up to 15 years in prison
- Third Degree Felony: punishable with a fine not exceeding $5,000 and up to 5 years in prison
A felony conviction will change not only your life but, the lives of your loved ones. Let us help protect your rights and work with you for the most optimum outcome. Contact us for a free confidential initial consultation. We are here to aggressively defend your future.