There are two types of criminal cases in Jacksonville, Florida. They are felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies, in general, are crimes that are punishable for over one year in prison. Misdemeanors are punishable for 12 months or less.
There are several felonies. A capital felony is punishable by death if the appropriate hearings occur. A Life Felony is punishable by life in prison. A First Degree Felony carries 30 years maximum in prison. A Second Degree Felony is punishable for up to 15 years in prison. A Third Degree Felony is the lowest degree felony punishable for up to 5 years in prison.