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Pensacola Felony Offenses Lawyer
A felony charge is the most severe type of criminal offense. If you are convicted of a felony, it will stay on your record for life and may impact your ability to obtain employment, housing, loans, and more. Additionally, you will be ineligible to vote and may lose your right to own a firearm. If you are facing a felony charge, it is important to hire a lawyer who is experienced in defending these types of cases.
At Crawford Law, our Pensacola felony offense attorney is skilled at defending clients against felony charges. We have handled thousands of cases and have a full understanding of the legal system.
What Is a Felony in Florida?
A felony is a type of criminal offense that is punishable by more than one year in jail or by death. Felony charges often require the payment of thousands of dollars in fines as well. The type of punishment that may be imposed is based on the type of felony and the circumstances of the crime.
The types of felonies in Florida include:
- Capital felonies are the most severe and punishable by death or life in prison. These felonies include first-degree murder and other violent crimes.
- Life felonies are punishable by life in prison. Kidnapping and sex crimes involving minors are often classified as life felonies in the state of Florida.
- Third-degree felonies are punishable by up to five years in prison.
- Second-degree felonies are punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
- First-degree felonies are punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
Types of Felony Cases We Handle
Felony charges can be applied to a wide range of offenses, from white-collar crimes to violent acts.
We have handled cases involving:
- Theft crimes, such as grand theft, petty theft, shoplifting, and more
- Drug crimes, such as possession, trafficking, manufacturing, and more
- Violent crimes, such as aggravated assault, battery, domestic violence, and murder
- Sex crimes, such as sexual battery, lewd and lascivious battery, and more
- White-collar crimes, such as fraud and embezzlement
Possible Defenses to Felony Charges
The best defense strategy for a felony charge will depend on the type of offense and the details of the case.
Some of the most common defenses to felony charges include:
- The alleged offender acted in self-defense
- There is not sufficient evidence to prove guilt
- The accused’s rights were violated during their arrest or within the course of the trial
- The alleged offender has an alibi
We are prepared to discuss possible defenses to your felony charge. Reach out to Crawford Law today to get started on your case.
Schedule your consultation with our felony offense lawyer in Pensacola by calling (850) 220-2098 or filling out our online form.
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