Felonies Aggressively Fighting for the Best Possible Outcome

Tampa Felony Defense Lawyer

Effective Representation for State & Federal Felony Charges

Any type of felony charge is a serious matter that requires the assistance of a capable defense attorney. Felony charges can occur in a wide variety of situations and convictions carry severe penalties like incarceration, fines, probation, and more. Plus, a conviction will leave you with a permanent criminal record that can make it difficult to find work, rent a home, be eligible for financial aid, or obtain a professional license.

When you call Buda Law, you can turn to a Tampa felony defense attorney who has handled numerous felony cases and trials. With a background as a former prosecutor in Pinellas County, Attorney Andrew Buda knows how prosecutors analyze cases and understands the steps they take to prove your guilt. With that insight and experience on your side, you can rest assured that your defense will be crafted strategically to poke holes in the state’s case against you. Our firm will work diligently on your behalf as we pursue a favorable result.

Facing Florida felony charges? Take charge of your case by contacting Buda Law at (813) 544-7024 today!

Felony Charges in Florida

Gavel - third degree felonies in Florida

According Florida Statute § 775.081, felony charges are broken into five different categories with each having their own set of penalties which are outlined in Florida Statute § 775.082. The types of felonies charges in Florida include Capital Felonies, Life Felonies, First-Degree Felonies, Second-Degree Felonies, and Third-Degree Felonies.

Capital Felonies

Examples of Capital Felonies include:

  • First-degree murder

Penalties for Capital Felonies include:

  • Death penalty
  • Life in prison without the possibility of parole

Life Felonies

Examples of Life Felonies include:

Penalties for Life Felonies include:

  • Life in prison
  • Maximum fine of $15,000

First-Degree Felonies

Examples of First-Degree Felonies in Florida include:

  • Aggravated Child Abuse
  • Drug Trafficking

Penalties for First-Degree Felonies in Florida include:

  • Maximum of 30-years in prison
  • Maximum of $10,000

Second-Degree Felonies

Examples of Second-Degree Felonies in Florida include:

  • Aggravated battery
  • DUI manslaughter

Penalties for Second-Degree Felonies in Florida include:

  • Maximum of 15-years in prison
  • Maximum of $10,000

Third-Degree Felonies in Florida

Examples of Third-Degree Felonies in Florida include:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Possession of cocaine

Penalties for Third-Degree Felonies in Florida include:

  • Maximum of 5-years in prison
  • Maximum of $5,000

Types of Florida Felony Crimes

Felonies are considered the most serious of criminal offenses and are punishable by more than one year in prison.

Examples of crimes charged as felonies in Florida include:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated battery
  • Abuse of a child
  • Burglary
  • Drug distribution, cultivation, and manufacture
  • Drug trafficking
  • Grand theft
  • Kidnapping
  • Certain DUI offenses
  • Reckless driving
  • Vehicle theft
  • Robbery
  • Murder

Drug-Related Felonies

Drug crime felonies, such as drug trafficking, can be prosecuted in both state and federal courts. These types of crimes often involve moving large quantities of controlled substances over state lines and may be investigated by the DEA. If you are being investigated for or have been charged with a drug felony whether at the state or federal level, we strongly advise you to seek our help as soon as possible.

Buda Law provides competent and thorough legal representation for all felony charges, whether it is a third-, second-, or first-degree felony. We even defend against capital felonies.

If you are facing felony charges, contact Buda Law at (813) 544-7024 to start discussing your case.

Case Results

Get the Toughness of a Trial Attorney
  • Domestic Assault Case Dismissed
  • Domestic Battery Case Dismissed
  • Driving while license suspended or revoked Case Dismissed
  • DUI Penalty Reduced
  • DUI Not Guilty Trial Verdict
  • DUI Violation of Probation Out of Jail
  • Felony Grand Theft Penalty Reduced
  • Felony Sale of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana Penalty Reduced
  • Felony Violation of Probation held at No Bond Case Dismissed

What Makes Our Defense So Effective?

  • Former State Prosecutor
  • Highly Responsive & Accessible
  • Result-Oriented Advocacy
  • We Prepare Every Case as if it's Going to Trial
  • Personal Representation Centered Around You
  • Exceptional Negotiator

Start Building Your Case

Schedule a Free Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.