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Plantation Violent Crime & Major Felony Lawyer

Being accused of any crime, even as small as loitering, is a serious ordeal. But when that offense reaches the degree of a felony, you need to treat the allegations as if your very life depends on the outcome. Assault, battery, major theft, drug crimes, and other major felonies carry profound implications, and often long prison sentences. However grave your situation appears to be, you are innocent until proven guilty, and an experienced Plantation violent crime & major felony lawyer at Haber | Blank LLP. can provide invaluable help.

Defending Clients Accused of Violent Crimes and Major Felonies

We defend clients in all types of violent crimes and major felonies. Below are some of the most common, and serious, cases that we take on.

  • Aggravated Battery—Aggravated battery, which is a second degree felony, is intentionally touching or hitting another person and:
    • Using a deadly weapon
    • Causing great bodily harm
    • Or having real or constructive knowledge that the victim was pregnant
  • Sexual Battery—Sexual battery, more commonly referred to as rape or sexual assault, is nonconsensual oral, anal, or vaginal contact with another. The felony degree and mandatory minimum sentencing depends on the age of the victim, whether or not great bodily harm occurred, whether the defendant allegedly used a deadly weapon, and other factors. Sexual battery is at least a first degree felony, but in some cases is a capital felony, incurring the death sentence.
  • Armed Robbery—Taking money or property off another person’s body is considered robbery, and is a second degree felony offense. Armed robbery (robbery while carrying a firearm or other deadly weapon) is a first degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
  • Burglary—Burglary is entering, or remaining in, a building with the intent to commit theft. Burglary of a dwelling is a second degree felony. Armed burglary, however, is a first degree felony. Committing burglary battery is also a first degree felony, punishable by life in prison.
  • Homicide—There are three degrees of homicide, or murder, in Florida:
    • First degree murder—Premeditated murder, punishable by life in prison without parole or the death penalty
    • Second degree murder—Being an accomplice to premeditated murder, or murdering without intent is a life felony, punishable by up to life in prison
    • Third degree murder—Taking another’s life during the commission of a nonviolent crime, such as reckless driving, is a second degree felony.
    • Manslaughter—Unintentionally taking another’s life. Second degree felony.

Five Felony Degrees in Florida

  1. Felony in the Third Degree—Maximum five years in prison and a fine of $5,000
  2. Felony in the Second Degree—Maximum 15 years in prison and a fine of $10,000
  3. Felony in the First Degree—Maximum 30 years in prison and a fine of $15,000
  4. Life Felony—Maximum life in prison
  5. Capital Felony—Maximum life in prison without the possibility of parole, or the death penalty

Call Our Plantation Violent Crimes and Major Felonies Lawyer Today

Being accused of a major felony or violent crime brings on a sense of hopelessness. We understand how you are feeling. However, your situation is not hopeless. We can help you prove your innocence, or help negotiate a favorable plea deal. Call Haber | Blank LLP today at 954-767-0300 to schedule a free consultation.