When convicted of a felony, you could face significant consequences, such as a lengthy prison sentence and/or large fines. A felony conviction can ruin your life by making it difficult to get hired, get into college, find housing, and other complications. 

Felony Defense Attorney in Palm Beach

Hiring a skilled attorney who can fight your charges, or negotiate a lesser charge or sentence, is crucial if you or a loved one have been accused of a felony. Call the Law Offices of Ian Goldstein at (561) 600-0950 for a consultation about your alleged felony offense, as doing so could help you avoid extremely harsh punishments.

Felony Crimes in Florida

The Law Office of Ian Goldstein has extensive experience defending clients in Florida against state and federal court felony charges. Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Battery are two examples of violent felonies that fall into this category.

Mr. Goldstein also represents Floridians accused of serious sexual crimes like rape, which is a charge that is notoriously difficult to defend against. Clients accused of sexual battery are also represented by the firm. Again, this is a charge that can be decided on a case-by-case basis, and political expediency can lead to hasty rulings, so it's important to have a competent legal representative on your side.

Ian Goldstein also assists clients who stand accused of drug crimes. Notably, possession with the intent to sell is a felony with severe penalties. These charges may be brought in either state or federal court.  Hiring an inexperienced lawyer could lead to a conviction and an excessive sentence if you're facing this kind of charge, so it's crucial that you know how to defend yourself.

The same holds true for the crime of drug trafficking. In light of the state's harsh treatment of drug offenders, it is important to be familiar with your legal defense options and to be able to effectively argue for a reduction or dismissal of the charges against you.

Mr. Goldstein also defends Floridians charged with capital murder, where the government is seeking the death penalty, and other capital crimes. Assistance is provided to those accused of robbery, manslaughter, or homicide. Ian Goldstein is committed to assisting his clients in times of need regardless of the severity of the charges.

Punishment for Felony Convictions in Florida

In Florida, felonies are categorized according to their severity: capital felonies, life felonies, first-degree felonies, second-degree felonies, and third-degree felonies. Punishment for a capital felony in Florida can include the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole under section 775.082 of the state's penal code.

First degree felonies carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, or in some cases life in prison without the possibility of parole. A second degree felony carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in state prison, while a third degree felony carries a sentence of up to five years in state prison.

Financial penalties are sometimes imposed for felonies as well. A life felony conviction, for instance, carries a potential fine of up to $15,000. The maximum penalty for a felony of the first or second degree is $10,000, while the maximum penalty for a felony of the third degree is $5,000. Other specific crimes, such as drug trafficking, carry even higher, and often mandatory financial penalties.

First-Degree Felony

  • Up to 30 years in Prison
  • Up to $10000 fine

Second-Degree Felony

  • Up to 15 Years in Prison
  • Up to $10,000 fine

Third-Degree Felony

  • Up to 5 years in Prison
  • Up to $5,000 fine

First-Degree Misdemeanor

  • Up to 1 year in Jail
  • Up to $1,000 fine

Second-Degree misdemeanor

  • Up to 60 Days in Jail
  • Up to $500 fine

Find a Palm Beach Felony Defense Attorney near me

If you have been arrested for a felony crime in Palm Beach County or the surrounding area, do not hesitate to contact the skilled West Palm Beach criminal lawyers at the Law Offices of Ian Goldstein. It is possible that a skilled Palm Beach criminal defense attorney could use a defense or exception to Florida law to get your charge dismissed or reduced. Call (561) 600-0950 for a free consultation if you're facing felony accusations.

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