Felony and Misdemeanor Classifications in Florida

Our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Law Firm handles all felonies and misdemeanors in Florida. A felony in Florida is any crime punishable by over one year in jail. A misdemeanor, on the other hand, is punishable by up to one year in jail.

There are different levels of felonies. The levels are:

A. Capital Felony
B. Life Felony
C. First Degree Felony
D. Second Degree Felony
E. Third Degree Felony
Capital felonies are punishable by death or life imprisonment without the chance of parole. If you are convicted of a first degree felony, you can be sentenced to prison for up to 30 years. A second degree felony is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. A third degree felony is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

There are also different levels of misdemeanors. They are:

A. First Degree Misdemeanor
B. Second Degree Misdemeanor
A first degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail and a second degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to 60 days in jail.