Miami Felony Lawyer

Types of Felony Crimes in Florida

In Florida, felonies are the most complex and serious offenses. A felony conviction can lead to lengthy prison terms, fines worth tens of thousands of dollars, and a criminal record that can follow you around for the rest of your life, making it extremely hard to find employment, get housing, apply for college, or otherwise live a normal life.

Our firm handles the following types of felony cases in Florida:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated battery
  • Child abuse
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Grand theft
  • Drug trafficking
  • Kidnapping
  • Sex crimes
  • Murder

At The Law Office of Joel Defabio, we are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the most favorable outcome in their case. Our Miami felony defense lawyer has nearly 40 years of legal experience and has successfully tried hundreds of cases in front of juries, which means he knows what it takes to get the best possible results—no matter how complicated your situation is.

Call (305) 851-5581 to request a free consultation today.

Florida Felony Laws & Penalties

Felonies are more serious than misdemeanors, which means a felony conviction will result in more severe penalties. Additionally, a felony conviction includes a minimum one-year state or federal prison sentence, while a misdemeanor conviction often leads to a maximum one-year term in county or city jail. There are no preliminary hearings for misdemeanor cases, and they carry no life-long restrictions like felony cases.

The following are the types of possible penalties for felony offenses in Florida:

  • Third-degree felony – Punishable by a maximum five-year prison term, probation of up to five years, and/or a fine no more than $5,000.
  • Second-degree felony – Punishable by a maximum 15-year prison sentence, probation of up to 15 years, and/or a fine not exceeding $10,000.
  • First-degree felony – Punishable by a maximum 30-year prison term, probation of up to 30 years, and/or a fine no more than $10,000.
  • Life felony – Punishable by a life imprisonment sentence without the possibility of parole, probation for the rest of your life, and/or a fine not exceeding $15,000.
  • Capital felony – Punishable by death or a life imprisonment sentence without the possibility of parole.

Furthermore, a felony conviction carries several collateral consequences, such as employment difficulties, loss of civil rights (e.g. gun and voting rights), ineligibility to obtain a state license, and other hardships.

The Law Office of Joel Defabio Felony Legal Counsel

If you have been arrested for a felony offense in Miami, look no further than The Law Office of Joel Defabio to help you either get your entire case dismissed or your charges or penalties reduced. No matter what type of felony crime you have been accused of, our legal team can investigate your case, collect evidence, and build an effective and personalized defense plan on your behalf.

For more information about our legal services, contact us today.

Fight For Your Freedom

Having defended over 600 cases, Joel DeFabio has the experience and knowledge to craft winning defense strategies for even the most serious charges.

  • Aggravated Identity Theft CHARGES DISMISSED
  • Assault of a Federal Officer CHARGES DISMISSED
  • Charged with refusing to comply All charges were dismissed
  • Conspiracy NOT GUILTY
  • Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud CHARGES DISMISSED
  • Conspiracy to Commit Fraud NO JAIL
  • Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism NOT GUILTY
  • Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S. Government NO JAIL
  • Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S.; False Statements NO JAIL
  • Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine NO JAIL

The DeFabio Difference

What Sets Us Apart from the Rest
  • Nearly 40 Years of Experience
  • More Than 600 Federal Cases Defended
  • More Than 50 Federal Jury Trials Handled
  • One of Miami's Most Respected Defense Attorneys
  • Award-Winning Representation
  • Honest Appraisal of Your Case - "No Surprises"

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