The Skilled, Aggressive Defense You Need When Facing Felony Charges
If you’ve been charged with a felony, you have a least some idea of how serious your predicament is. Needless to say, you cannot afford to work with an inexperienced lawyer or one who only resolves charges with plea deals.
At the Lee Viacava Law Firm, our attorney offers aggressive and skillful defense representation backed by more than 14 years of trial experience. An invitation-only organization called The National Trial Lawyers has included Lee Viacava on its prestigious list of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers. Whether you choose to go to trial or resolve your charges in a different manner, you can trust that your case is in good hands when your hire our attorney.
Defense Against A Wide Range Of Serious Offenses
Our firm is ready to help you understand the charges you are facing and to build the best defense strategy available in your case. Attorney Lee Viacava can help you address a wide range of felony charges, including those related to:
- Aggravated Battery
- Armed Robbery
- Child Abuse
- Drug Crimes
- Drug Trafficking
- Grand Theft
- Possession of Controlled Substances
- Probation Violations
- Sex Offenses
- Weapons offenses
Felonies in Florida are split into five categories, or classes. The first three, in order of increasing severity, are third-degree, second-degree, and first-degree felonies. Beyond that, crimes can be classified as “life felonies” or “capital felonies.”
What’s At Stake With A Felony Charge?
The sentences associated with felony convictions are serious. They include:
- Third-degree felonies: up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000
- Second-degree felonies: up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
- First-degree felonies: up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
- Life felonies: up to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000
- Capital felonies: punishable by death or imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole
In addition to any fines imposed, judges may also order convicted offenders to pay restitution to the alleged victims. Amounts vary by crime and the number of victims, but most defendants would likely find these financial penalties to be unaffordable.
If you are convicted of a felony in Florida, you also risk significant consequences and losses even after your sentence has been served. These include the loss of voting rights, the loss of certain professional licenses and losing the right to own a firearm, to name just a few.
Contact Our Firm To Learn How We Can Help
With so much at stake, you cannot afford to face felony charges without a highly qualified criminal defense attorney fighting for your rights and your freedom. Attorney Lee Viacava understands the stresses and fears you are facing, and he will work tirelessly to give you the skilled defense you deserve.