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Felony Criminal Defense Attorney in Florida

FELONIES

Felony charges are the most serious accusations a person can face. They may result in life imprisonment, $15,000 in fines, even the death penalty. No matter what punishments you face, a felony sentence will result in a complete loss of voting privileges and ability to hold public office. You may also face difficulty finding housing and employment. Anyone accused of a felony charge requires the help of a skilled Tampa criminal attorney.

Sometimes, a charge normally deemed to be a misdemeanor will become a felony after the courts examine certain circumstances, such as the special categories of the person victimized, if the suspect has a criminal record and the value of damage or theft. In cases of vandalism, for example, if over $1,000 of damage is done or if the defendant has already been convicted for vandalism, the charge will be a felony. If an assault charge involved attacking a police officer, the charge would become a felony. If you have been accused of a misdemeanor elevated to a felony charge, your Tampa criminal lawyer may help get your charges reduced back to a misdemeanor.

There are many different levels of felony charges. A capital felony is punishable by death. A life felony carries a life sentence in prison and a $15,000 fine. First degree felonies can result in between 30 years and life imprisonment and $10,000 in fines. Second degree felonies will leave felons in prison for up to 15 years and paying $10,000 in fines. The least severe felony charges are third degree and these crimes carry punishments of up to 5 years in prison and $5,000 in fines. As you can see, all felony crimes carry very serious penalties. It takes a top Tampa Criminal Attorney to fight charges of this nature.

If you have been accused of a felony, it is important you contact an experienced Tampa criminal lawyer. Our crime defense representation in Tampa, Florida will do whatever it takes to help you fight the accusations against you. We will perform forensics, speak with expert witnesses and do everything possible to knock holes in the prosecution’s case. We have successfully defended all number of felony charges including: