Felonies, like misdemeanors, have multiple subcategories that correspond with the severity of the crime committed. In Florida, the most heinous of crimes are classified as capital felonies, meaning they are punishable by the death penalty. Life felonies, as the name suggests, are punishable by life in prison. Felonies of the first, second, and third degree may result in punishments ranging anywhere from $5,000 in fines to 30 years in prison, depending on the severity of the case.
Other Deciding Factors
As you can imagine, criminal cases are never black and white. There are countless factors that can play a part in the outcome of a case, such as the severity of the crime, the amount of time that has passed since the crime was committed, and whether the evidence against you has been collected through legitimate, legal means.
Arguably, the most important factor of all is your legal representation. You want an attorney who not only knows the ins and outs of state and federal law, but who also gives you clear, honest advice about the best way to proceed with your case. At Hathaway Sprague Law, P.A., you’ll find attorneys who fit both of these criteria. We will never make promises that we can’t deliver. Rather, we will give you a realistic idea of what to expect from your case and zealously fight for the best outcome possible.