What Are Felony Charges?
Felony charges in Florida are defined as criminal charges which are punishable by more than a year of incarceration. Unlike a misdemeanor charge which carries a potential county jail sentence, a person convicted of a felony can be sentenced to incarceration in the Florida Department of Corrections.
The State of Florida has several classes of felony charges, which include the following:
Third Degree Felony – Punishable by Maximum of 5 years in State prison
Second Degree Felony – Punishable by Maximum of 15 years in State prison
First Degree Felony – Punishable by Maximum of 30 years in State prison
Capital or Life Felony – Punishable by Maximum of Life Sentence in State prison
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