When you have been arrested for a felony crime, you could be facing serious consequences. Get help defending yourself by contacting a dedicated felony lawyer in Manatee County.
Few crimes are considered more severe than felonies. No matter the crime you have been charged with, your entire life could be overturned. But with felonies, you can expect some of the worst penalties. You’re entitled to a defense, and a public defender may not be able to give your case the attention it needs to result in the acquittal you need to move forward with your life.
Fortunately, Michael Fayard, Attorney at Law, is here to represent your best interests. If I am able to take on your case, I will work diligently to build a strong defense that yields positive results so you can avoid a conviction that could follow you for years to come. Contact my office to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
Common Types of Felonies in Manatee County
There are seemingly endless different types of crimes that a person could be charged with. There are two major types of crimes in Florida: misdemeanors and felonies. Felony crimes are far more serious than misdemeanors and are categorized as either third degree, second degree, third degree, life, and capital felonies. Some of the most common types of felonies in Manatee County include:
- Grand theft
- Child abuse
- Drug trafficking
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Battery on a police officer
- Aggravated assault
- Possession of a controlled substance (excluding marijuana)
- Most sex crimes
- Violently resisting arrest
Consequences for a Manatee County Felony Conviction
The type of crime you are charged with will determine what penalties you will face. For example, if you were charged with the least severe type of felony, a third-degree felony, you could wind up being fined as much as $5,000 and spend a maximum of five years in prison. But if you were charged with a first-degree felony, you could spend as much as thirty years in prison and pay fines as high as $10,000.
Capital felonies are the most severe. An example of a capital felony could be homicide in the first degree. If you are found guilty of a capital felony, your fine could be as much as $15,000 and you could spend the rest of your life in prison or even face the death penalty.
Your lawyer must carefully review the details of your case to determine what type of charges you’ll face and craft a defense strategy most likely to result in an acquittal.
Contact a Felony Lawyer in Manatee County
If you have been charged with a serious crime and aren’t sure where to turn, contact Manatee County felony lawyer Michael Fayard, Attorney at Law to discuss your defensive strategy. You can fill out the quick contact form at the bottom of this page or give our office a call at 941-306-1310 to further discuss the individual details of your case.