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Aggressive Defense against Serious 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, but 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 affect 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 Melbourne felony defense attorney who can effectively argue your case in the court of law.

Contact our office at (321) 248-7742 to discuss your case with a member of our legal team. We offer free, confidential case evaluations.

How The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy Firm Can Help

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy 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 allows our legal team to formulate a defense strategy that aims to refute the case against you, helping move the case forward and giving you the best opportunity to get the charges reduced or dismissed.

For more information on felony offenses, browse our Florida felony charges resources:

  • Felony Offenses in Melbourne
  • Penalties for Felony Offenses in Florida
  • Brevard County Felony Charges Legal Resources

Felony Offenses in Melbourne

There are many varying types of felony offenses in Melbourne and throughout Florida.

Some of the most common offenses that The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy focus on include:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated battery
  • Burglary
  • Child abuse
  • Felony possession of marijuana
  • Grand theft
  • Sexual battery
  • Kidnapping
  • Carjacking
  • Robbery

Penalties for a Felony Conviction in Florida

The penalties you face will depend on the degree of felony you have been charged with; the more severe the charges, the more severe the penalties you face.

In Florida, there are five different types of felonies:

  • Felony in the Third Degree: The “least severe” felony, felonies in the third degree may come with penalties including up to five years in state prison and fines up to $5,000. The defendant may also be required to pay the alleged victim restitution.
  • Felony in the Second Degree: These charges are punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment in state prison, fines up to $5,000, and court-ordered restitution to be paid to the alleged victim.
  • Felony in the First Degree: If convicted of a felony in the first degree, the defendant may face up to 30 years in state prison, fines up to $10,000, and/or mandatory restitution payments to the alleged victim.
  • Life Felony: Life felonies are punishable by up to 40 years in state prison, as well as fines up to $15,000. Additionally, defendants convicted of life felonies may be ordered by a judge to pay the alleged victim restitution.
  • Capital Felony: The most severe type of felony, capital felonies are punishable by death or a life sentence in state prison without the possibility of parole. If convicted, the defendant may also be ordered to pay restitution to the alleged victim.

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, FAQs, 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

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

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

The Melbourne felony defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy are ready and prepared to begin working on your case immediately. We can use our 20+ years of combined experience and legal understanding to develop a strong defense strategy that refutes the charges that have been levied against you.

In addition to representation individual throughout Brevard County, we also work with those accused of criminal acts in Brevard County, Orange County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Indian River County, and Osceola County.

To schedule a free and confidential consultation to go over the specifics of your case with our legal team, call (321) 248-7742 or send an online message today.

Why Hire Germain & McCarthy?

  • Our attorneys have over 20 years of combined experience.
  • We have an exceptional reputation & hundreds of happy clients.
  • Our attorneys have a proven track record in handling cases like yours.
  • We offer free consultations to all of our clients no matter the case.
  • We are available and accessible 24/7 for all of your legal needs.