Orland Criminal Attorneys
It is critical that you contact a lawyer immediately once you get arrested. Also contact a lawyer if you are under investigation. It’s important to do this prior to speaking to the police. Your words could be used against you. Law enforcement is able to use coercion to extract information from you. Aubrey Law’s offices handle a variety of criminal issues. This extends from theft and assault charges to homicide and burglary. If you’ve been charged, the criminal lawyers of Aubrey Law are here to help.
What is the first thing that I should do if I am served with a summons and complaint in Florida?
Misdemeanor Offenses in Florida
Misdemeanors are the most common, and least severe criminal offense. In any case, even a misdemeanor can have serious repercussions. A week in prison is all it takes to lose your job or hiring potential. A misdemeanor can also hurt your family and community relationships. Moreover, misdemeanors are costly. In Florida, a second-degree misdemeanor carries a maximum fine of $500. A second-degree misdemeanor carries a maximum fine of $1,000. [Florida statute 775.083] Each fine could include a 60-day or one-year maximum jail penalty.
Third and Second Degree Felonies in Florida
If you have been charged with a second or third-degree felony, you will face jail time. A third-degree felony carries a penalty of up to five years in jail. A second-degree felony can rack up to 15 years in prison. To make matters worse, prosecutors are able to charge more than one offense at a time. This means that you could be confronted with multiple second or third-degree felonies. For instance, let’s say you’re being charged with a series of shoplifting offenses. You could also be charged offenses such as grand theft auto from several stores. You could face years behind bars for allegedly taking a few thousand dollars of property. This is enough to pressure most defendants into accepting a plea deal. This could happen even if you didn’t commit the crime. At Aubrey Law, our lawyers are experienced negotiators and capable trial attorneys. Criminal attorneys at Aubrey Law are always protecting your best interests.
First Degree Felonies and Capital Felonies in Florida
First degree felonies and capital felonies are the most serious offense. These include rape, homicide, burglary, and battery with a deadly weapon. A first-degree felony is punishable by up to 30 years in prison. A capital felony is punishable by up to life in prison. A capital felony could mean the death penalty. Florida is one of 31 states have the death penalty.
Call Orlando Criminal Defense Attorneys at Aubrey Law
Now is the time to act. Contact the criminal defense lawyers at Aubrey Law today. Defend your constitutional rights and your freedom. Do not hesitate to call our Orlando law offices today.
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