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What are Felonies?

If you are being investigated for a felony crime or you are facing felony charges, you need serious defense from a trusted attorney. Felonies are any crime that can lead to a conviction of more than a year in prison. Because the consequences of a felony conviction are severe, an effective defense requires an in-depth knowledge of Florida’s laws and recent case law.

By seeking the assistance of a determined Gainesville felony defense lawyer, you may able to avoid or mitigate the impact of the charges you face. Our goal is to make sure you fully understand what you are facing before you make any decisions that can drastically impact your life, your family, and your future. Over the years, we have helped thousands of clients and established a track record of success. We make ourselves available around the clock to provide you with legal guidance when you need it most.

Let us help you get started on your case. Call (352) 329-3632 or contact us online for a free consultation.

What are Florida’s Felony Classifications?

In Florida, felonies are divided into classes, each of which carries its own penalties and unique sets of circumstances.

The classes of felonies include:

  • Capital felonies - apply to murder cases and are punished by the death sentence or life in prison without parole
  • First-degree felonies - include drug trafficking or felony burglary, and they carry a maximum sentence of 30 years and a $10,000 fine
  • Second-degree felonies - such as aggravated battery and robbery, are punishable by 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine
  • Third-degree felonies - such as carrying a concealed weapon and aggravated assault, can lead to a maximum sentence of five years and a $5,000 fine

Many of these crimes may also be considered misdemeanors, which is why it is critical that you have a skilled Gainesville felony defense attorney on your side. Our team at the Law Offices of Edwards & Jones can review the circumstances of your case to make sure you are not over-charged for your alleged crime. We can explore the viability of any felony defenses and the possibility of reducing or lessening the charges against you.

Reach out to us online or at (352) 329-3632 to schedule your free consultation.

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