Miami Felony Attorney
Facing Felony Charges in Miami-Dade County?
When it comes to finding the right criminal 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 more than 40 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.
If you were arrested for a felony crime,
schedule your consultation with a Miami felony lawyer from Hager & Schwartz, P.A.
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
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 legal team 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 a free consultation with 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 for more information.
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Case Dismissed Aggravated Battery
Case Dismissed Aggravated Battery
Case Dropped Aggravated Battery and Armed Burglary with Battery
Case and Injunction Dismissed Aggravated Battery and Domestic Violence Injunction
No Jail/Prison Time Aggravated Stalking
Case Dismissed Armed Robbery with Firearm
Case Dismissed Battery Law on Enforcement Officer, Resisting an Officer without Violence, and Disorderly Intoxication
Minimum Mandatory Sentences Waived Cocaine Trafficking
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