-- These offenses, upon conviction, are punishable for one year and one day or more in the Fl. Dept. Of Corrections State Prison System.Misdemeanors
-- These Offenses, upon conviction, are only punishable for up to one year in a County Jail System.Criminal Traffic Cases
-- These Offenses can be either Felonies or Misdemeanors, depending on the seriousness of the alleged offense.Drug Charges
-- Sentencing guidelines for Drug Charges vary depending on the alleged amount of drugs claimed, Battery and all other offenses of a violent nature have sentencing exposures that vary depending on the amount of harm done upon a victim and Theft Charges have sentencing guidelines that vary as well depending upon the monetary value of the alleged theft.
All other offenses have set sentencing guidelines by Statute that Judiciaries follow, however Defense Attorney's usually seek to achieve lighter sentences while navigating a Client's case through the Court System. Of course a Not guilty, Acquittal or a "no-information" ordered on any case means that the Client will have no penalty to face at all.