Under Florida criminal law, a violent crime is considered a felony. You may face years in state prison if convicted, apart from losing other rights and getting a permanent criminal record. Given the severe nature of these crimes, Florida judges tend to err on the plaintiff’s side.
Types of Violent Crimes in Florida
Florida generally charges violent crimes as felonies with sentences involving heavy fines and a federal prison sentence. In some instances, restitution is ordered to compensate victims of violent crimes, such as:
- Child abuse
- Conspiracy to commit a violent crime
- Dangerous weapons enhancement
- Homicide, manslaughter, and negligent homicide
- Sexual assault and rape