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I Defend You Against Felony Charges

Felony crimes are the most serious crimes you will face under Florida law. They are the more violent and destructive allegations and carry the stiffest penalties. If you are faced with a felony, you need to turn to an attorney you can put your trust in.

My name is Antonio Pena, and I defend people across Miami and Broward County from felony charges. As a former prosecutor, I know how the case against you is being built, and I use that experience to build your defense. I make every effort to understand your needs and goals, so I can build an appropriate strategy for you.

Understanding What A Felony Is

A felony is loosely described as any crime punishable by more than a year in prison; a misdemeanor is any crime punishable by less than a year in prison. However, there are many charges that can be prosecuted as either; however, the choice the authorities make depends on the circumstances. I frequently help my clients facing such allegations as:

  • Murder
  • Drug trafficking
  • Robbery
  • Assault

Florida law categorizes felonies into one of five classifications. The eventual sentence you may face fully depends on the class of felony your charge falls into, which can be:

  • Capital felony: The penalty associated with a capital felony is a lifetime sentence and possibly the death penalty.
  • Life felony: The penalties for a life felony are lifetime jail terms and up to a $15,000 fine.
  • First degree: The penalties for a first-degree felony include up to a 30-year jail sentence and up to a $10,000 fine.
  • Second degree: The penalties for a first-degree felony include up to a 15-year jail sentence and up to a $10,000 fine.
  • Third degree: The penalties for a first-degree felony include up to a 5-year jail sentence and up to a $10,000 fine.

Additionally, both capital and life felony classes must be declared in the statute for the crime, and there is no possibility of parole with either.

Your Right To Remain Silent; Your Right To Counsel

Despite the seriousness of the charges ahead of you, you can do two major things to protect yourself: remain silent and seek my help. By proactively exercising your right to remain silent, you keep your words from being made part of the case against you.

By seeking my help as your attorney, I can take on the questions and investigation head-on and protect the rest of your rights as you deserve. Contact me today by calling 786-667-5055 or sending an email using this form. I can speak with you in English or Spanish, whichever works best for you.