Second-Degree Felony Offenses

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Criminal charges such as a second-degree felony are serious offenses that can have lifelong implications. Felonies can be violent and non-violent, and both incur severe legal consequences. If you are charged with a second-degree felony, it’s essential to understand your charge and seek the help of a criminal defense attorney in your area. The Orlando criminal defense attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm can help reduce your charge or dismiss them altogether. Learn more about second-degree felonies and how our firm can help you today.

Understanding Felonies in Orlando

Crimes are commonly classified into either misdemeanors or felonies. A felony is more serious than a misdemeanor offense and therefore has harsher consequences. Penalties can include steep financial fines as well as incarceration for at least a year.

The punishment for a felony depends on the alleged crime as well as the defendant’s criminal background. These factors help classify the offense into one of three degrees: first-degree felonies, second-degree felonies, and third-degree felonies. The smaller the number, the worse the consequence.

Learn more about your felony charge and its implications. Doing so can help you find a criminal defense lawyer willing to take your case and fight on your behalf.

Second-Degree Felonies

Second-degree felonies fall in the middle of felony classifications under Florida Statute §775.082. These felonies may not be as bad as a first-degree or capital felonies but are still worse than third-degree felonies and misdemeanors. Second-degree felonies carry significant penalties that can dramatically alter your life.

If you are convicted of a second-degree felony you can be charged with up to 15 years of prison or probation, and a fine of up to $10,000. When faced with consequences this severe, it’s critical to contact an experienced attorney.

Common second-degree felonies include:

Drug Charges

One of the most common second-degree felony offenses is in relation to drug charges. Florida §893.13 dictates that a person may not sell, manufacture, or deliver a controlled substance. They also cannot possess a controlled substance with the intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver.

Controlled substances are those classified as Schedule I, II, III, IV, and V, as outlined in Florida §893.01.

Second-degree felonies include dozens of other crimes, and their penalties can vary. You should handle all criminal charges with care.  Enlist the help of an Orlando criminal defense attorney today. They can help you navigate the legal process and answer any questions you might have.

Legal Options

Criminal law is complex and often difficult to understand. When you’re facing a second-degree felony charge, you are likely already in emotional distress. Don’t make the burden worse. Let a professional criminal defense lawyer fight for you from the beginning.

The Umansky Law Firm has over 100 years of collective criminal law experience and can help you throughout every aspect of your case. We will both represent your best interests as well as offer you counsel throughout this challenging time. Contact our office at (407) 228-3838 for a free case review today.

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