Brevard Criminal Law Attorneys

Felonies

If you have been charged with a felony offense anywhere in Brevard County, Florida, it is absolutely vital to retain experienced, aggressive criminal representation immediately. Felonies, by definition, are serious offenses.

Felonies carry potentially life-altering consequences, including negative effects on employment. Many jobs require licensing by the State of Florida. Being a convicted felon could cause you to become ineligible for those licenses, and therefore ineligible for those jobs. A felony conviction also stays on your record for life. Prospective employers who run background checks on you will see a prior felony conviction on your record. If convicted of a felony in Florida, you will lose many of your civil rights including your right to serve on a jury, to run for public office, to own a firearm, and your right to vote.

It is vital that you protect yourself and your loved ones by retaining experienced Brevard County Felony Defense attorneys who have the experience and knowledge to challenge the felony prosecutors, the more senior and experienced attorneys tasked with your prosecution.

Maximum Felony Sentences in Florida

A felony is a crime which is punishable by the possibility of more than one year imprisonment in the Florida Department of Corrections. The degree of felony will dictate the maximum possible sentence. Below are the maximum penalties for all types of felonies in Florida*

  • Capital Felony: death or life imprisonment with no parole
  • Life Felony: Life in prison
  • Felony in the First Degree: 30 years
  • Felony in the Second Degree: 15 years
  • Felony in the Third Degree: 5 years

*These are statutory MAXIMUM sentences and can be either lower or higher depending on your individual circumstances. For example, if you are a Habitual Felony Offender (HFO), Habitual Violent Felony Offender (HVFO) or Prison Release Re-offender (PRR), you may be subject to statutory MINIMUM sentences and face enhanced sentence.

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