There are various criminal charges that can be brought against you, with the gravity of the punishment is dictated by the severity of the crime. Shoplifting can result in a "flick on the wrist" punishment, whereas being convicted of a crime such as murder or rape can result in harsh and long-lasting penalties.
In many scenarios, such as DUI, a lawyer can argue for a lesser charge such as reckless driving, which comes with lesser consequences. In the case of a drug charge, you could also plea for rehabilitation or mandatory class attendance instead of incarceration. Probation is also another alternative that may be available to you, depending on the circumstances of your charges.
Based on the classification of your charge as well as the facts and circumstances of your case, the court may sentence you to the following maximum incarceration and maximum fine guidelines.
|Classification||Maximum Incarceration||Maximum Fine|
|Second Degree Misdemeanor||Sixty Days in Jail||$500|
|First Degree Misdemeanor||Year in Jail||$1,000|
|Third Degree Felony||Five Years in Prison||$5,000|
|Second Degree Felony||Fifteen Years in Prison||$10,000|
|First Degree Felony||Thirty Years in Prison||$10,000|
|Felonies Punishable By Life||Life in Prison||$15,000|
|Capital Felony||Punishable By Death|
You need an Orlando criminal defense attorney to provide you with the counsel you need to fight your charges. A good attorney will strive to have your charges dropped or reduced, doing everything in their power to obtain this end result. When years of your life are on the line, it is important you secure the best legal defense to represent you. You do not want to gamble with your life or your future!
To get a qualified Orlando criminal defense attorney on your side today, contact our firm. We have a combined total of more than 50 years of experience and we have the skill and hard work ethic you are going to want on your side during the days ahead. We genuinely care about our clients and promise to fight for their best interests! You can trust us with the details of your case.
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