Felonies

Felonies in Florida

Third Degree – Maximum Penalties

  • 5 years in prison
  • 5 years of probation
  • $5,000 fine

Second Degree – Maximum Penalties

  • 15 years in prison
  • 15 years of probation
  • $10,000 fine

First Degree – Maximum Penalties

  • 30 years in prison
  • 30 years of probation
  • $10,000 fine

Punishable by Life (“PBL” First Degree Felonies) – Maximum Penalties

  • Life
  • 30 years of probation
  • $10,000 fine

Capital – Maximum Penalty

  • Death or life in prison without parole

Examples:

3rd – Possession of Cocaine; Battery (2nd time); Driving While License Suspended – HTO; Prostitution (3rd time)

2nd – Battery on a Pregnant Person; Unarmed Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling; Dealing in Stolen Property

1st – Trafficking; Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer; Robbery with a Weapon

PBL – Robbery with a Firearm; Burglary with Assault or Battery; Kidnapping with Intent to Commit Felony

Capital – First Degree Murder, Sexual Battery on a Child Under 12*

*Although classified as a “capital” crime in Florida, it is no longer eligible for the death penalty.

NOTE: MINIMUM MANDATORIES AND SENTENCING ENHANCEMENTS MAY ALSO APPLY!