Felonies are a category of crimes that cover a wide range of content. Many drug arrests are categorized as felonies. Although not an exhaustive list, burglary, battery with serious bodily injury, robbery, sexual crimes and most white collar crimes are all considered felonies.
PENALTIES FOR FELONY CHARGES
If you have been charged with a felony, it is extremely important to contact an experienced Florida Keys Criminal Defense Attorney as the consequences can be very serious. Third degree felonies are punishable by up to five (5) years in prison. Second degree felonies are punishable by up to fifteen (15) years in prison. First Degree felonies are punishable by up to thirty (30) years in prison, and in some instances, life in prison. However, just because you have been charged with a felony does not mean you are definitely going to prison. You may have defenses to your charge and/or mitigating factors, such as a lack of criminal history.
Contact the Key West Law Office of Robertson & Hunter, LLP for a consultation to evaluate your felony case today.