Felony criminal charges are crimes which are of a more serious nature than that of a misdemeanor crime. Accordingly, the fines, penalties, and impact that a felony conviction have upon your life are significantly greater than that of a misdemeanor conviction.
It is important to note that individuals who are convicted of a felony crime, in addition to the fines and penalties which may be awarded, they may also be subjected to hardships such as being prohibited from employment in occupations involving the handling of money or valuables. A felony conviction may also be a significant stumbling block if you later decide to pursue a professional discipline field of employment, such as medicine, nursing, teaching, real estate, financial services, or practicing law.
If you are already licensed in a particular discipline profession, a felony conviction could result in a review of your "character and fitness", jeopardizing your ability to continue to work in that field.
An experienced felony defense attorney & lawyer will ensure you are fully aware of your legal rights and options for you defense regarding the charges against you. When it is not possible to have the charges dropped, reduced, or negotiate an acceptable plea, The Law Office of Gail Cheatwood, P.A., will ensure the prosecution is held to the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt the charges against you were warranted. We will hold all evidence, witness statements, and the actions of law enforcement under a microscope, while aggressively protection your legal rights.
In the State of Florida the degrees of felony crimes include:
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