Category Archives: Felonies

Understanding Felonies in Florida

Crimes in the state of Florida are divided into misdemeanors and felonies. Felonies are the more serious of the two, with imprisonment or death as a possible punishment in many cases. Felonies are classified by the first, second or third degree. Since misdemeanor crimes are generally less serious, they are usually punishable by up to Read More

The Do’s and Don’ts of PTI

If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, then a Pretrial Intervention Program or PTI might be a good option. The Salvation Army manages the program for individuals charged with misdemeanors, and the Florida Department of Corrections manages the program for individuals charged with felonies. Who is qualified to enter PTI? A person Read More

Possessing or Using a Firearm during a Felony

Being charged with committing any felony is a serious situation. But, under Florida’s 10-20-Life statute, the severity of the potential penalties increase significantly if a firearm is possessed or used during the commission of certain felonies. Under Florida law, if during the commission of a felony the defendant “carries, displays, uses, threatens to use, or Read More