Felony Lawyer Miami, FL
Facing Felony Charges in Miami-Dade County?
When it comes to finding the right Miami felony defense lawyer, you need an advocate who will put your best interests first. In the face of a felony accusation, you may feel hopeless and overwhelmed. That's why the Miami felony crimes defense lawyers at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. are committed to helping clients like you stand up for their rights against serious criminal charges.
Our firm is backed by nearly 50 years of experience in the legal field. Over the years, we've honed our skills to create highly effective and aggressive legal tactics for our clients.
Felony vs. Misdemeanors Charges in Florida
When facing criminal charges, these will be classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending upon the particular offense as well as a number of other factors, such as the defendant's criminal record, whether violence was involved, and more. A crime will be categorized as a felony or a misdemeanor depending upon the potential penalties that the defendant may face if convicted.
Penalties for a Felony in Florida
There are three main felony classes: 1) third-degree, 2) second-degree, and 3) first-degree. Their minimum sentences and maximum fines are as follows:
- Third-degree: Up to 5 years in prison & up to $5,000 in fines
- Second-degree: Up to 15 years in prison & up to $10,000 in fines
- First-degree: Up to 30 years in prison & up to $10,000 in fines
Additionally there are life felonies and capital felonies. These are the most severe classes in Florida. A life felony may carry a life sentence and up to $15,000 in fines. A capital felony may be punished with the death penalty.
Types of Felony Offenses in Florida
The following are some examples of felony offenses in Florida:
- Sexual Battery/Rape
- Armed Robbery
- Aggravated Assault
- Aggravated Battery
- Possession of Cocaine or Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute
- DUI (fourth and subsequent arrests)
- False Imprisonment
- Felony Battery
- Grand Theft
- Grand Theft Auto
- Possession of Cocaine or Heroin
Building a Defense for Felony Cases in Miami-Dade County
At Hager & Schwartz, P.A. our experienced Miami felony lawyers are very familiar with defending clients facing a broad range of criminal offenses, including serious felonies. No matter how serious the offense, we understand what to do to defend your rights and give you the best opportunity at avoiding a conviction. Best of all, we offer an immediate case evaluationwith a Miami felony attorney at our firm so you can find out what your options are at this point.
To obtain the most comprehensive understanding of your charges as well as the penalties you face pending a conviction, please contact our firm today at (305) 330-1360 for more information from our Miami felony attorneys.
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“Brett Schwartz is one of the best attorneys available in Florida. I was charged with a DUI with Serious Bodily Injury and Leaving the Scene. I was facing a possible 10 year sentence with a Judge that rejected our plea on several occasions and seemed to have a soft spot for cases like this. And then when everything seemed hopeless and I spent my ...”
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“I thoroughly recommend Brett Schwartz as a defense attorney. He worked tirelessly and relentlessly to get my case dropped even before it went to trial. He succeeded, although the odds were heavily stacked against us. Thanks to our overcrowded justice system, the entire ordeal took two months, and was the most stressful experience of my ...”
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“Brett aggressively handled my felony cases and the outcome directly reflected his tenacity.”
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