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The most serious crimes are classified as felonies and a conviction can lead to serious consequences, such as a lengthy prison sentence, fines worth thousands of dollars, a permanent criminal record, and the loss of certain rights. As soon as you are arrested or learn you are under investigation in Sarasota, FL, you should take steps to protect your rights by hiring a criminal defense attorney with experience handling felony cases. At Law Offices of Eric Reisinger, PA, our Sarasota felony attorney provides skilled legal representation for clients facing the most serious felony charges.

Contact our Sarasota criminal defense lawyer at (941) 541-5335 for a free consultation to discuss your felony case and legal options.

Defending Clients in Sarasota Against Felony Charges

Felony charges are reserved for serious offenses, but the right criminal defense attorney can make a big difference in your case. Attorney Eric Reisinger aggressively defends the rights of clients charged with felony offenses, from third degree felonies to capital felonies.

Our Sarasota firm represents clients charged with felonies, such as:

Due to the serious nature of these crimes, the first thing to do is get a defense lawyer. It is not in your best interests to speak to police, give a statement, or answer questions without first speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contacting our Sarasota criminal defense law firm at the beginning of the process allows us to protect your rights from your initial questioning until your case is resolved.

Felony Classes in Florida

If you are convicted of a felony in Florida, you could be facing a long prison sentence, life in prison, or even the death penalty. The specific penalties that you may be facing depend on the class of the felony. Like most states, Florida classifies felonies into categories based on the seriousness of the offense.

The five felony classes in Florida include:

  • Felony in the third degree – Up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine

  • Felony in the second degree – Up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine

  • Felony in the first degree – Up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine

  • Life felony – Up to 40 years in prison and a $15,000 fine

  • Capital felony – Life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty

In addition to the criminal penalties, there are lasting consequences for people convicted of felonies, even after they are released from prison. Having a felony offense on your criminal record makes it difficult to find employment, rent a place to live, get a loan to continue your education, and you will lose your right to vote and own a firearm.

What is Sarasota Felony Probation?

Certain felony convictions allow for a person to participate in Florida's felony probation program, otherwise known as community supervision. Not all felony convictions are eligible for probation. This can serve as an alternative to prison time, if the judge deems appropriate. The supervision will fall under the Community Corrections department in the Florida Department of Corrections. Probation programs may include mandatory drug rehab, imposed curfew, regularly reporting to a probation officer, house arrest, and/or group counseling. Probation violations are taken very seriously and can result in prison time and fines. If an individual violates probation he or she will have to stand before a judge and present a compelling defense.

Building a Strong Defense

Our Sarasota felonies attorney has experience in the criminal justice system from both sides, as a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. He uses this experience to help guide our clients through the complexities of the legal process, defend their rights, and build a vigorous defense for each client.

We offer a free consultation to give you the opportunity to get legal advice that is specific to your situation, ask questions, and discuss your legal options. We are available after hours and on weekends by appointment only.

Please call our Sarasota criminal defense lawyer today at (941) 541-5335 to schedule an appointment.

Trust Our Proven Trial Record

We Fight Fearlessly for Our Clients
  • 2019 CF 1401 - Armed Buglary Successful Resolution
  • 2018 CF 002675 AX–Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older Case Dismissed
  • 2018 MM 003582 AX – Misdemeanor Battery Case Dismissed
  • 2018 CF 00889 – Armed Carjacking Successful Resolution
  • 2018 CF 000323 – Two Counts Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older Case Dismissed
  • 2018 MM 010119– Misdemeanor Battery Case Dismissed
  • 2018 MM 000354 – Misdemeanor Battery Case Dismissed
  • 2018 MM 016449 NC– Misdemeanor Battery Case Dismissed
  • 2017 CF 000169 – Life Felony Armed Robbery Not Guilty Verdict
  • 2017 CF 002479 AX – 15 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography Successful Resolution

Client Testimonials

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What Makes Us the Right Choice?

  • Former Prosecutor
  • Strong Referral Rate from Other Attorneys
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