A felony is any crime punishable by a prison term of more than a year. Much like a misdemeanor, a felony conviction can also result in probation, fines, and court costs in lieu of, and/or in addition to, prison time. Additionally, a conviction for a felony offense can lead to being placed on community control, commonly referred to as “house arrest.”
In Florida, Misdemeanors are prosecuted in the County Court and fall into two categories:
- 1st Degree: Crimes punishable by up to one (1) year in the county jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00
- 2nd Degree: Crimes punishable by up to sixty (60) days in the county jail and a fine of up to $500.00
Florida Statute 316.193 states that you are guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if you are driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle in this state while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the extent your normal faculties are impaired OR you have a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher.
Oftentimes, a past criminal history can be impactful on your personal and your professional life. It can hamper the advancement of your career, prevent you from receiving a scholarship and sometimes prohibit your acceptance to a university or graduate program, thus making it difficult to procure a stable future for you and your loved ones.
The state of Florida can be quite harsh when penalizing for marijuana possession and many other drug-related offenses. From personal prescribed drug misuse to widely recognized illegal drug abuse, you can be faced with the possibility of mandatory minimum sentences or the possibility of steep fines. With the very real possibility of significant penalties, you need an experienced and fervent attorney on your side.
Family Law matters are disputes between family members that often require Court intervention or approval, including Divorce, Paternity, Child Custody and Parenting Time, Child Support, Alimony, Step-Parent Adoption, and Extended Family Member Custody. Whether you are facing such an issue for the first time, or modifying an existing Court Order, we can help you to resolve it as quickly and efficiently as possible.