Felony offenses in Florida have several classifications and can carry from 5 years up to life in prison, depending on the charge. In certain first degree homicide cases, they State may even opt to seek the death penalty.
In addition to prison sanctions, there are a litany of other penalties that may apply depending on the specific charge including, but not limited to, fines, driver’s license suspensions, mandatory convicted felon registration requirements, sexual registry requirements, along with many other collateral consequences.
If convicted of a felony, you may be subject to the loss of certain civil rights, including the right to vote, and to possess firearms and may face other collateral consequences, such as having a State background check revoked causing the loss of professional license and employment.
An experienced criminal trial lawyer can help to protect your rights through investigation of the evidence and representation at trial.