Felonies

Attorney Colleen Glenn works with partner Andrew Hibbert defending clients in Sarasota and surrounding areas charged with a felony. Felonies are criminal offenses that carry more than one year in prison. Common felonies include robbery, assault, sexual battery, theft, homicide kidnapping and carjacking. Depending on the felony and degree, punishment can range between one year in state prison and death.

Degrees of Felonies in Florida

Florida has five degrees of felony crimes: third degree, second degree, first degree, life and capital. Felonies in the third degree come along with a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Defendants are also often ordered to pay the victim restitution. Second degree felonies entail a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. First degree felonies carry up to 30 years in jail, a maximum $10,000 fine and payment of victim restitution. Life felonies can bring up to 40 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Capital felonies are the most serious and punishable with life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

Developing a Strong Criminal Defense Strategy

If you’ve been arrested with a felony charge, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner, as the stakes are high. Attorney Colleen Glenn and attorney Andrew Hibbert have a track record of successes in defending clients charged with a felony, including case dismissal, reduced charges, reduced jail time and reduced sentencing. These attorneys carefully review the evidence against you, such as witness reports, law enforcement reports, DNA evidence and ballistic reports. If the existing evidence points to guilt, you’ll  know the advantages of taking a plea bargain and attorney Colleen Glenn and attorney Andrew Hibbert collaborate with the district attorney for the best deal.

If the case should go to trial, these attorneys are aggressive defense attorneys before the judge and jury. They will have all of her own exhibits, witnesses and expert witnesses ready. It’s important to note that juries are unpredictable. If the outcome is unfavorable, they will immediately file for an appeal. Attorney Colleen Glenn and attorney Andrew Hibbert are experienced in the appellate process and do in-depth case research to prepare a strong oral argument before the appellate judge.

Felonies are serious crimes. If you’ve been charged with a felony crime, let the experience of attorney Colleen Glenn and attorney Andrew Hibbert work for you.

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