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Cases We Handle
There are more than 300 different criminal charges in the state of Florida. Whether you are accused of a felony, misdemeanor or DUI, our law firm has the experience and the resources necessary to defend against any criminal charge. In Florida, crimes are treated as either a misdemeanor or felony charge. Depending upon the type of criminal charge, the potential penalties differ tremendously. If convicted, an accused could be sentenced by a judge to any of the following maximum or minimum penalties:
A first degree misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of 1 year in the county jail or a minimum penalty of court cost. A second degree misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of 60 days in the county jail or a minimum penalty of court cost. Felony charges are broken down into three different degrees. First degree felonies can be punishable by a maximum of life in prison. Second degree felonies have a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison. Lastly, a third degree felony has a maximum punishment of 5 years in Florida state prison. In all felony cases, the state of Florida has created a very complicated scoring system in order to determine if an accused scores any mandatory prison time. Additionally, in cases involving either drug trafficking, a firearm, or assault of a law enforcement officer, there are minimum mandatory jail sentences that must be imposed if convicted. Lastly, the juvenile justice system has very specific guidelines; however most Juvenile Judges have a tremendous amount of discretion regarding the possible penalties. For additional information about the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice you can visit http://www.djj.state.fl.us
Call or e-mail us at anytime for a free consultation to discuss all of your options and learn how we can defend your rights.