If you have allegedly taken another person's life, you will almost certainly face extremely harsh penalties if you are convicted. In Florida, you can even be sentenced to receive the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of your case. Needless to say, you should take immediate action to protect your rights and ensure that you do not suffer the ultimate price due to overzealous prosecution or exaggerated charges.

There are many degrees of severity in the state of Florida when it comes to murder charges, including the following:

  1. First Degree Murder - This is a capital felony and the state may seek to have the death penalty imposed.

  2. Second Degree Murder - This charge may result in an imprisonment sentence that can last up to 30 years.

  3. Third Degree Murder - If you are convicted of third degree murder, you may face 10 or more years in prison.