3rd degree felonies are some of the most common felony offenses committed in Florida. In my experience as a criminal defense attorney, I find that most of my first-time offender clients find themselves charged with 3rd degree felonies.
A 3rd degree felony is a felony charge - meaning that it's serious - but on the spectrum from most serious to least serious, 3rd degree felonies are the least serious felonies.
Still, you should NEVER go into criminal court without an attorney for a felony charge. In fact, all people charged with felonies are given attorneys if they cannot afford them. This is because the courts understand how serious felony charges are, and that everybody charged with a felony is facing a maximum sentence of state prison.
3rd degree felonies are punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison. If you are a Habitual Offender (HO)
, you face 10 years for most 3rd degree felonies.
For the most part, 3rd degree felonies are non-violent property crimes and drug possession-level offenses.
Some examples of 3rd degree felonies are:
These are just some 3rd degree felonies.
Otherwise, if felony charges are filed, your criminal attorney should take depositions
and investigate the case thoroughly in order to get the client the best possible outcome.
I represent clients charged with 3rd degree felonies in Miami-Dade and Broward. Call today
to discuss your case.