Felony Convictions Carry More Than One Year In Prison
The stakes are high if you are facing a felony charge in Florida. 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 the death penalty.
Working with an experienced criminal defense attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. At Glenn & Hibbert, P.A., our team has a track record of success in defending clients charged with a felony, including case dismissal, reduced charges, reduced jail time and reduced sentencing.
Defense attorneys Colleen Glenn and Andrew Hibbert will explain the charges you face and the legal options available to you. We carefully review the evidence against you such as:
- Witness reports
- Law enforcement reports
- DNA evidence
- Ballistic reports
If the existing evidence points to guilt, we will help you understand the advantages of taking a plea bargain. Our team will collaborate with the district attorney for the best deal.
The Five Degrees Of Felony Crimes 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 contending with orders 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.
Aggressive Defense Attorneys Before The Judge And Jury; We Appeal Unfavorable Outcomes
We develop an intelligent and assertive strategy to defend your case at all stages in the criminal justice system. We will protect your rights if your case should go to trial. We will have all our own exhibits, witnesses and expert witnesses ready. It is critical to note that juries are unpredictable.
If the outcome is unfavorable at the trial level, we will immediately file for an appeal. Attorneys Colleen Glenn and Andrew Hibbert are experienced in the appellate process and do in-depth case research to prepare a strong oral argument before the appellate judge.
Contact Us As Soon As Possible
Felonies are serious crimes. If you are facing charges for a felony crime, contact Glenn & Hibbert, P.A., right away – day or night. Call our office in Sarasota at 941-357-1775 or email us to arrange a consultation.