Facing Criminal Charges in Florida?
Getting an Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney Is Your First Priority
If you or a loved one has been arrested in Sarasota or Arcadia, one of the first steps you should take is to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you avoid conviction. Getting convicted is punishable by a jail or prison time, fines costing thousands of dollars, and other serious consequences, including a criminal record that could make finding a job, obtaining housing, or living a normal life extremely difficult.
At the Law Offices of Eric Reisinger, P.A., we have more than two decades of experience of protecting our clients’ rights and freedom inside and outside the courtroom. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Eric Reisinger understands how the court will approach your case to help you develop an effective and personalized legal defense to obtain the most favorable outcome. He is not afraid to take your case to trial.
Consequences of Criminal Charges in Florida
Misdemeanors are lower level offenses that carry a maximum county jail sentence of one year. Common examples of misdemeanors include DUI, marijuana possession, battery, petty theft, and disorderly conduct.
The following are the two types of misdemeanors in Florida:
- First-degree misdemeanor – Carries a jail sentence of up to one year and a maximum fine of $1,000
- Second-degree misdemeanor – Carries a maximum jail term of 60 days and a fine not exceeding $500
On the other hand, felonies are more serious and punishable by up to life imprisonment or the death penalty. Common examples of felonies include murder, sex crimes, drug possession besides cannabis, kidnapping, burglary, grand theft, aggravated battery, and child abuse.
Felonies in Florida include:
- Capital felony – Punishable by a life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty
- Life felony – Punishable by life imprisonment and a maximum fine of $15,000
- First-degree felony – Punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 30 years and a fine no more than $10,000
- Second-degree felony – Punishable by imprisonment for up to 15 years and a maximum fine of $10,000
- Third-degree felony – Punishable by imprisonment for up to five years and a fine not exceeding $5,000.
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Not Guilty Verdict 2016 CF 004875 NC – Life Felony Second Degree Murder
Not Guilty Verdict 2017 CF 000169 – Life Felony Armed Robbery
Successful Resolution 2017 CF 002479 AX – 15 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography
Not Guilty Verdict 2017 MM 11498 – Misdemeanor Battery and Misdemeanor Sex Offense -Unnatural and Lascivious Act
Case Dismissed 2018 CF 000323 – Two Counts Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older
Case Dismissed 2018 CF 002675 AX–Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older
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