If you have been charged with a crime in Florida, familiarizing yourself with your charges and the potential penalties if you are convicted is the first step to making yourself more informed, empowered and ultimately less frightened. Being charged with criminal offenses in Florida can be a frightening experience, particularly if it is the first time you have been involved in the criminal justice system.
Topics covered in this report include:
- Felonies, misdemeanors and traffic offenses
- Misdemeanor penalties
- Understanding probation
- Felony penalties
- Mandatory minimum sentencing
- Factors that affect your sentence