UNDERSTANDING FELONIES IN FLORIDA
When we talk about “felonies” we are talking about the most serious of criminal offenses. The distinction between felonies and misdemeanors is consistent in both State and Federal Courts. If you are convicted of a “felony” in either State or Federal court, you are forever thereafter a “convicted felon.” There are also some important considerations regarding the requirement to register as a convicted felon in Florida that apply even if your formal adjudication of guilt is withheld.
In-state courts in Florida, one way to remember the difference between felonies and misdemeanors is that for felonies, you can go to prison for years, whereas for misdemeanors you can go to county jails for up to one year, but no more for a single charge.
Contact A Felony Defense Attorney
Call one of our two locations at (407) 831-1956 or (352) 742-9090, for a prompt and free consultation with an experienced Central Florida criminal defense attorney at The Defense Group. We are available 24 hours a day for your emergency needs, and appointments can be arranged for nights or weekends if necessary.