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What Are Felonies & Misdemeanors in Florida?

In Florida, there are two classes of crimes: felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are more serious crimes and are punishable by more than a year in prison. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes and are punishable by less than a year in prison.


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Felonies in Florida

A felony conviction in Florida will result in the defendant being labeled a "felon" for the rest of their life. Felons are prohibited from voting and owning a firearm, and housing discrimination is more likely. Felons are also ineligible for government assistance programs such as food stamps and student loans. A felony conviction can also make it more difficult to obtain employment.

The following is a list of the most common felony crimes in Florida:

Misdemeanors in Florida

A misdemeanor conviction in Florida will result in the defendant having a misdemeanor on their record for likely the rest of their life. Misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail, along with other possible punishments like fines or community service. The following is a list of the most common misdemeanor crimes in Florida:

  • Petty Theft
  • Graffiti
  • Trespassing
  • Possession
  • Distribution
  • Shoplifting

Florida Felony Penalties

The penalties for a felony conviction in Florida will vary depending on the crime. If the defendant is a first-time offender, they may be eligible for probation and a withhold of adjudication. If the defendant is a repeat offender, they may be sentenced to prison time, and their driver's license may be revoked.

The penalties for committing and being charged with a felony vary depending on the severity of what was done. Here are some of the common penalties:

  • A Fine
  • Prison
  • Probation
  • House Arrest
  • Community Service
  • And More

How a Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help!

If you're being charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, the skilled criminal defense attorney at The Pakett Law Group, PA is here to help.


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