Lakeland Felony Criminal Defense Lawyer - Attorney
Lakeland Felony Crime Defense Lawyer, providing professional Felony Criminal Defense Attorney Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and Central Florida.
Call Us Now at 863.646.7636.
A felony is a criminal offense, considered much more severe of a criminal charge than a misdemeanor charge. The fines, length of probation, and / or jail time involves penalties which are more severe monetarily, in length of probation or incarceration, and the loss of your civil rights, which include your right to vote, your ability to sit on a jury, and your right to own, use, or possess a firearm, etc…
In the State of Florida, felony crime conviction fines and penalties may include:
- 3rd degree felony: punishable by up to a $5,000 fine, five (5) years probation, five (5) years jail.
- 2nd degree felony: punishable by up to a $10,000 fine, fifteen (15) years probation, fifteen (15) years jail.
- 1st degree felony: punishable by up to $10,000 fine, thirty (30) years probation, thirty (30) years jail. Some felonies have minimum required jail sentences upon conviction.
- There are also criminal offenses punishable by life imprisonment (a “life felony”) and others punishable by life imprisonment or death (a “capital felony”).
Felony crimes include, but are not limited to:
- Aggravated Battery (with a deadly weapon or serious bodily injury, or to an elderly person, pregnant woman, or peace officer.)
- Aggravated Fleeing to Elude
- Child Abuse
- Computer crimes (larceny of money or intellectual property or possession of pornographic, lewd, and lascivious material).
- Drug Trafficking
- Drug Possession / Delivery
- Felony Battery
- Felony DUI with serious injury / death or prior convictions
- Grand Theft
- Lewd & Lascivious conduct
- Possession of concealed weapon (or with a prior felony)
- Resisting Arrest with violence
- Sexual Battery
Convicted felons are often prohibited from employment in occupations involving the handling of money or valuables. A felony conviction can also be a significant stumbling block if you later decide to pursue a professional discipline field of employment, such as medicine, nursing, teaching, real estate, financial services, or practicing law. If you are already licensed in a particular discipline profession, a felony conviction could result in a review of your "character and fitness", jeopardizing your ability to continue to work in that field.
For these reasons, it is extremely important to retain the services of a qualified Lakeland Felony Defense Lawyer - Attorney to represent your legal interests as soon as possible if charged with a felony crime.
Protect your rights by seeking the legal advice and representation of an experienced Lakeland Felony Criminal Defense Attorney / Lawyer.
Contact Lee A. Cohen at 863.646.7636 in the Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and Central Florida Area.
COHEN LAW, P.A.
5430 Strickland Avenue,
Lakeland, FL 33812
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