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What Are Felonies & Misdemeanors in Florida?

In Florida, there are two classes of crimes: felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are more serious crimes and are punishable by more than a year in prison. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes and are punishable by less than a year in prison.

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Felonies in Florida

A felony conviction in Florida will result in the defendant being labeled a “felon” for the rest of their life. Felons are prohibited from voting and owning a firearm, and housing discrimination is more likely. Felons are also ineligible for government assistance programs such as food stamps and student loans. A felony conviction can also make it more difficult to obtain employment.

The following is a list of the most common felony crimes in Florida:

Florida Felony Penalties

The penalties for a felony conviction in Florida will vary depending on the crime. If the defendant is a first-time offender, they may be eligible for probation and a withhold of adjudication. If the defendant is a repeat offender, they may be sentenced to prison time, and their driver’s license may be revoked.

The penalties for committing and being charged with a felony vary depending on the severity of what was done. Here are some of the common penalties:

  • A Fine
  • Prison
  • Probation
  • House Arrest
  • Community Service
  • And More

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