Nobody wants one of these. If you’re charged with a felony in Clearwater or St Petersburg, you better have an aggressive criminal attorney going to the mat for you. A felony on your record will always affect your ability to get a job, qualify for a loan, or even obtain housing. If you like to vote or own a firearm, you better not get convicted of whatever felony you’re accused of as the State will take away those rights as well. Many jobs require licensing issued by the State. Being a convicted felony can hamper your ability to obtain a license you’re seeking, thereby stripping you of your eligibility for those jobs. Defined, a felony is a crime punishable by the possibility of more than a one-year imprisonment within the Florida prison system. The degree of felony will dictate the maximum possible sentence and often depending on the severity of the crime alleged, there will be minimum amounts of prison time a person must serve, mandated by Florida statute.
Maximum Felony Sentences
- Capital Felony: death or life imprisonment with no parole
- Life Felony: Life in prison
- Felony in the First Degree: 30 years
- Felony in the Second Degree: 15 years
- Felony in the Third Degree: 5 years
Felony cases are the most complicated and serious crimes chargeable by the State of Florida. The government utilizes its most experienced and decorated lawyers to prosecute felony charges. It will be one of the most important decisions you ever make when selecting a St Pete or Clearwater criminal defense attorney to handle your felony charge. We hope you select us. Regardless, hire an attorney that knows both the legal implications of the allegation against you, but also the practical consequences resulting from those allegations. Contact our Pinellas criminal defense office immediately for a free consultation with one of our lawyers. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.