Criminal Law in Tavares, FL

When accused of a crime, you have the right to legal counsel and representation. K.J. Law P.A. will stand by you, to ensure your case is given the astute attention it demands. We strive to exonerate you and bring our expert knowledge of prosecution tactics to your defense. When it comes to criminal law in Tavares, FL, our firm approaches every case with authority, tenacity and the best interests of our clients at heart.

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Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors are defined as minor crimes, punishable with less than one year in jail. If you’re facing a misdemeanor allegation and need a criminal defense attorney in Tavares, FL, we can help. We have experience across the spectrum of misdemeanors and will represent your case with the intent on achieving acquittal or, at the very least, the best possible sentencing terms.

  • First-degree misdemeanor: Maximum penalty of 1 year in county jail and a $1,000 fine.
  • Second-degree misdemeanor: Maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and up to a $500 fine.

Felonies

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Felonies are crimes punishable by more than one year in prison. Our experience representing clients accused of felonies spans the gamut of allegations, and we’re seasoned when it comes to crafting a firm defense in your favor. Felony charges are under the jurisdiction of circuit courts and are broken down into five different categories:

  • Third-degree felonies: Maximum punishment of 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Second-degree felonies: Maximum punishment of 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
  • First-degree felonies: Maximum punishment of 30 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
  • Life felonies have a maximum punishment of life in state prison.
  • Capital felonies have a maximum punishment of capital punishment (execution).

Florida Criminal Penalties

Misdemeanor vs Felony

Misdemeanor charges are under the jurisdiction of county courts and are broken down into two different degrees:

  • A first degree misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of 1 year in the county jail and a $1,000 fine.
  • A second degree misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of 60 days in the county jail and up to a $500 fine.

Felony charges are under the jurisdiction of circuit courts and are broken down into five different categories:

  • Third degree felonies have a maximum punishment of 5 years in state prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Second degree felonies have a maximum punishment of 15 years in state prison and a $10,000 fine.
  • First degree felonies have a maximum punishment of 30 years in state prison and a $15,000 fine.
  • Life felonies have a maximum punishment of life in state prison.
  • Capital felonies have a maximum punishment of capital punishment (execution).

Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile cases are handled in the juvenile court system in accordance with their own set of rules and procedures. Juveniles face different penalties than adults, and therefore juvenile penalties

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If you’ve been accused of a crime and need legal representation, K.J. Law P.A. will stand by your side. We fight aggressively in your favor, pursuing acquittal through a strong defense built on the facts of your case. Contact us today at 352-735-4342 to schedule a free consultation.

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