Tampa Felony Lawyers
Helping Defend Against Felony Charges Throughout Tampa, FL
A felony is the most serious type of criminal charge. Not only are the penalties severe, but a conviction will have more of an impact on your future. It may affect your career, education, housing, and financial opportunities. For these reasons, you should not hesitate to get help from our firm. If you’ve been arrested for or accused of a felony in the Tampa area, make sure you involve a criminal defense lawyer with the resources and experience to help. At Thomas & Paulk, we offer skilled defense counsel to clients facing felony charges of any kind.
By retaining our Tampa felony defense law firm, you get the benefit of a team that:
- Has handled over 7,000 cases
- Is there for you 24/7
- Will not settle for anything less than justice
Backed by more than two decades of legal experience, we have proven that we can be trusted to build strong defenses against even the most complex felony cases.
Types of Felonies
A felony is punishable by more than one year in a state correctional facility. Many felonies are violent crimes or serious offenses that are therefore harshly penalized. Aggravated assault, battery on a law enforcement officer, residential burglary, child abuse, possession of a controlled substance, grand theft auto, murder and manslaughter, kidnapping, and rape are all examples of felonies that carry those kinds of harsh penalties.
The degrees and corresponding penalties for felony offenses are included below:
- Capital Felony – Life in prison without parole or death penalty
- Life Felony – Life in prison and a fine of up to $15,000
- First Degree Felony – Up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine
- Second Degree Felony – Up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine
- Third Degree Felony – Up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine
These penalties may be increased or decreased depending on the exact nature of the crime, the defendant’s criminal record, and other aggravating or mitigating factors.
Talk to a Tampa Felony Attorney Today: (813) 321-7323
In Florida, felonies cannot be sealed or expunged (removed) from a criminal record, and many people with felonies on their records have trouble getting jobs, financing, and more – long after a prison sentence has been served. If the felony is a sex crime, lifetime sex offender registration may be required, and Florid has some of the harshest restrictions on sex offenders in the U.S. Violent felony convictions will also count as “strikes” under Florida’s Three Strikes Law, which imposes a lifetime prison sentence for a defendant convicted of a third felony offense. You need to act if you’ve been accused of committing any type of felony offense.
A felony investigation does not have to turn into an arrest. An arrest does not have to turn into a conviction. You do not have to face years in prison and a limited future because you have been accused of committing a crime. You must exercise your right to an attorney as quickly as possible, and our team is standing by to help. At our Tampa defense firm, we are fully equipped to help our clients arrested for a felony crime of any kind.
If you find yourself facing felony charges, we encourage you to get in touch with our Tampa firm as soon as possible. Call (813) 321-7323.
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