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Felony Offenses

Tampa Felony Criminal Defense Lawyer

Felony Defense Attorney in Tampa, FL

If you have been charged or arrested for a felony offense in Tampa, Florida, you will need a Tampa felony lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to handle your case and who will fight to defend your rights and protect your future.

A Felony offense is a crime that can have serious consequences. In Florida, the penalties for felony offenders can be harsh, and a felony conviction may result in mandatory prison time, community service, expensive fines, driver's license suspension, probation and/or additional sanctions. An experienced Tampa attorney who is familiar with the court system can fight your charge, or can help you avoid a conviction, obtain a reduction of the charges, or minimize the penalties.


Experience Necessary to Handle Your Felony Charge

Prior to establishing the Capaz Law Firm, Mr. Capaz was a criminal prosecutor at the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office and a lead trial attorney of a felony criminal division, handling crimes from DUI with serious injury, drug trafficking, armed robbery, gun crimes, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, 10/20/Life cases, murder, and sex crimes.


Personal & Individual Attention for Your Tampa Felony Case

When facing a possible felony conviction, it is important to understand that building a successful defense strategy is complex. This is why you need an attorney who has the necessary training, education and resources to guide you through the entire legal process and to fight for your rights. A successful defense strategy will require a thorough review of each and every aspect of your case and the circumstances surrounding your arrest.

The Capaz Law Firm is dedicated to working hard on your case and providing you with individual attention. From our first meeting, we will assess the facts and circumstances of your case that will form the building blocks of our defense strategy. We will analyze the State's case carefully and conduct a meticulous investigation into all aspects of your case.


Examples of Common Felony Charges in Tampa

• Aggravated Battery

• Aggravated Assault

• Burglary

• Child Abuse

• Fraud

• Arson

• Grand Theft

• Felony DUI

• Manslaughter

• Murder

• Sexual Crimes

• Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer

• Resisting Arrest with Violence

• Possession of a Controlled Substance

• Felony Drug Charges, and many more.


Penalties for Felony Convictions

• 3rd Degree Felony is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, or up to 5 years probation, and a fine of up to $5000.

• 2nd Degree Felony is punishable by up to 15 years in prison, or up to 15 years probation, and a fine of up to $10,000.

• 1st Degree Felony – punishable by up to 30 years in prison, or up to 30 years probation, and a fine of up to $10,000.

• Life Felony is punishable by up to life in prison, or probation for life and a fine of up to $15,000.

• Capital Felony is punishable by death or life in prison.

Depending on the type of felony charge involved, you could be subject to additional penalties and fines.


Contact Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer Dereck Capaz

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a felony offense in Tampa, contact criminal defense attorney Dereck Capaz. The initial consultation is free and I am always available to advise you on the proper course of action to take.


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