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Felony Charges

In the state of Florida, a felony charge is the most severe charge available for alleged criminals. Not only does a felony conviction come with the harshest prison sentences and fine amounts, it also has wide-ranging effects that can severely inhibit your social, professional and financial well-being. After a conviction, the felony offense will be placed on your permanent criminal record, which anyone who feels the need to, can publicly view.

Not only does it just effect your record, but a felony will also make you ineligible to take part in certain aspects of life that someone with a clean record would be uninhibited to do. This includes voting, running for public office, receiving government assistance and applying for certain jobs.

All in all, the potential effects have the ability to destroy your ability to live life the way you would like. With all there is to lose, not taking the steps necessary to remedy the situation from the very start can lead to serious consequences nobody would willingly want to deal with. Now is the time to fight the felony charges that have been levied against you and work with a Florida criminal defense attorney who can effectively argue your case in the court of law.

Melbourne Felony Attorney

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC are experienced in defending individuals who have been accused of felony offenses in Florida. This ability to use what has been learned through many past cases will allow the legal team to formulate a defense strategy that effectively refutes the case against you, helping move the case forward and giving you the best opportunity to get the charges reduced or dismissed.

If you would like to discuss you pending felony charges in the form of a free and confidential consultation, call the attorneys at The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC at (321) 253-3447 or send an online message today.


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Felony Offenses in Melbourne

There are many varying types of felony offenses in Melbourne. Some of the most common offenses that The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC  focus on include:


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Penalties for Felony Offenses in Florida

Florida has five degrees for felony offenses: Felony in the third degree, felony in the second degree, felony in the first degree, life felony and capital felony. A felony is classified based on the maximum penalty allowed by law should one be found guilty of the associated crime.

Felony in the Third Degree - A felony in the third degree is punishable by no more than five years imprisonment in a state prison and a fine of up to five thousand dollars. In addition, the defendant may also be ordered to pay the victim restitution as ordered by the court.

Felony in the Second Degree - A felony in the second degree is punishable by no more than fifteen years imprisonment in a state prison and a fine of up to ten thousand dollars. In addition, the defendant may also be ordered to pay the victim restitution as ordered by the court.

Felony in the First Degree - A felony in the first degree is punishable by no more than thirty years imprisonment in a state prison and a fine of up to ten thousand dollars. In addition, the defendant may also be ordered to pay the victim restitution as ordered by the court.

Life Felony - A life felony is punishable by forty years to life imprisonment in a state prison and a fine of up to fifteen thousand dollars. In addition, the defendant may also be ordered to pay the victim restitution as ordered by the court.

Capital Felony - A capital felony is punishable by death or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole in a state prison. In addition, the defendant may also be ordered to pay the victim restitution as ordered by the court.


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Brevard County Felony Charges Legal Resources

Florida Statutes – This link directs you to the most recent version of the Florida Statutes. This particular page offers information on the penalties and definitions of felonies. It also includes links to fines, probation and specific offenses.

Florida Department of Correction – Felony Probation – This site in the primary information source on Florida Felony probation information. It includes information on the facilities, re-entry resource directory, definitions, FAQ's and probation offices.

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – This site is the homepage for the 18th judicial district court of Florida. It contains information on courthouse locations, phone directories, forms, judges, policies. It also has resources on drug court, family law, domestic violence and dependency court.

Melbourne Courthouse - Brevard County
51 Nieman Ave
Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone: (321) 633-2171

The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC | Brevard County Felony Arrest Lawyer

If you or a loved one is currently in the process of dealing with felony charges in Central of Eastern Florida, it would be in your best interest to work with a criminal defense attorney who can effectively argue your case in court.

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC  are ready and prepared to begin working on your case immediately and will use their experience and legal understanding to develop a strong defense strategy that refutes the charges that have been levied against you.

To schedule a free and confidential consultation to go over the specifics of your case with the legal team, call (321) 253-3447 or send an online message today. In addition to representation individual throughout Brevard County, the firm also works with those accused of criminal acts in Brevard County, Orange County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Indian River County and Osceola County.

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