What is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?
April 3, 2020
In the state of Florida, crimes are generally categorized as misdemeanors or felonies. Do you know the difference?
Second-degree misdemeanors are punishable up to 60 days in jail, up to a $500 fine, or both.will incur a First-degree misdemeanors are punishable up to 365 days (1 year) in jail, up to a $1,000 fine, or both.
Here are some crimes that are categorized as misdemeanor offenses:
- Driving while license suspended or revoked with knowledge
- No valid driver’s license
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of paraphernalia
- Petit Theft
- Third-degree felonies are punishable by up to 5 years in prison, up to a $5,000 fine, or both.
- Second-degree felonies are punishable by up to 15 years in prison, up to a $10,000 fine, or both.
- First-degree felonies are punishable by up to 30 years in prions, up to a $15,000 fine, or both.
- Capital felonies are punishable by life in prison or a death sentence.
Here are some crimes that are categorized as felony offenses Examples of felony offenses include:
- Drug Trafficking
- Grand Theft
- Lewd and Lascivious Molestation
- Robbery/ Armed robbery
- Sexual battery
If you or anyone you know is currently facing any kind of criminal charges, please do not hesitate to contact an attorney at KJ LAW to discuss your legal options and how we can help get you the best possible outcome in your case!
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