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List of Felony Crime Charges

Below is a list of the felony Laws crimes in Florida according to their Offense Level under the Florida Sentencing Guidelines. Click on each Level to see where the crime you are accused of committing is ranked under Florida’s Felony Crime Punishment Scoresheet.

The Scoresheet point system in Florida is extremely important in an accused person’s criminal case. The criminal Scoresheet point guidelines determine if an arrested person:

  • Is the arrested person scoring out to prison?
  • How much Florida state prison time is the defendant scoring out to?
  • Can the Scoresheet be changed so the accused does not score out to prison time?
  • What is the formula used to calculate a defendant’s points?
  • Why is 44 points so important?
  • Does a point equal a month in prison?

Is the Scoresheet more important than the degree of felony an arrested person is charged with?

Call Thomas Grajek, an experienced criminal lawyer in Florida for answers to those important questions. Below are links to the list of crimes for each Scoresheet Level:

If a person accused of a felony crime scores 44 points or more, the arrested person is scoring a prison sentence. Sometimes even underage juvenile crimes can count toward a person’s scoresheet point total. Call and see if the crimes you are charged with amount to 44 points under the Florida Sentencing Guidelines.

Call and set an appointment so I can prepare a Scoresheet for your criminal case and see what you score out to and what your punishment or prison guideline sentence will be. This is where the term “bottom of the guidelines” comes from in felony criminal court within the state of Florida.

Each case is different and unique based upon the individual facts of your case. Call now to set up your free consultation so I can answer any questions you may have regarding your case.



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A felony conviction generally carries the possibility of jail time for a year or longer. Beyond jail time, there are many far-reaching consequences of being convcited of a felony, such as losing the right to vote or to possess a weapon. Felony conviction can make it harder to get a job or rent an apartment in the future, too.

Most felony offenses carry a minimum sentence of one year in prison. That is the case for both state and federal felony offenses. But, there are minimum sentences for each level. There is also quite a bit of variation on a state by state basis. Your attorney will be able to tell you what type of sentence you are likely to receive.

Robbery is an example of a felony charge that carries the serious weight of a criminal record, high fines, and jail time. When there are weapons involved or when the crime involves some level of violence it will usually be charged as a felony.

The charges and penalties for felony crimes vary widely, depending on the seriousness of the offense. Plus, to a certain extent, each state sets its tariff. Some assign the penalties on a crime by crime basis, while others subdivide the offenses further and assign charges to those. It is complicated, which is one of the reasons using an attorney when charged with a felony is a good idea.

The list of felony crimes in Florida is quite a long one. They range from the lowest level of felonies that include things like petit theft, tampering with an odometer, or aiding in the supply of a false ID card. The list of far more serious level offenses includes kidnapping, homicide, sexual battery of a child, and manslaughter. Also, if you repeatedly commit certain misdemeanors you can end up being charged with a felony.

Felony charges are more serious than misdemeanors since they carry potential jail time in Florida upon a conviction. Felony charges can lead to jail time of one year or longer and include certain crimes such as murder, kinds of robbery, and burglary. Most violent crimes are classified as felonies in Florida.

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