Felony Defense Lawyer
Criminal defense attorney Mike Mackhanlall defends all types of Felony cases offering aggressive Felony defense. Each case that Mike handles is defended with the same degree of vigor and mindful of our ultimate goal which looks towards dismissal and keeping potential penalties to an absolute minimum. We understand the importance of keeping your record clear of a Felony conviction and having your record expunged and/or sealed if eligible.
Mike understands that your reputation, livelihood and well-being are on the line and we treat the opportunity to represent you as an honor and privilege.
If you have been recently arrested or charged with any Felony offense in the State of Florida, accused of Felony driving under the influence (DUI), have a Felony warrant for your arrest for failure to appear in court, are facing a Felony violation of probation or community control, received a Felony traffic ticket or want to explore the expunging or sealing of your Felony record, we invite you to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to assisting you.
Out the two main classifications of crimes in Florida (misdemeanors and felonies), felonies are the more serious of the two. A Felony is any offense where the Court may sentence an individual to Florida State Prison (as opposed to county jail). There are three main classifications of felony charges:
|TYPE OF FELONY||MAXIMUM PENALTY|
|Third Degree Felony||Five (5) years Florida State Prison|
|Second Degree Felony||Fifteen (15) years Florida State Prison|
|First Degree Felony||Thirty (30) years Florida State Prison|
In Felony cases, the Court will use a “score sheet” which will determine the type of sentence of received. The “score sheet” is a function of the nature of the pending charge and an individual’s criminal history.
A great number of cases may be eligible for diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Drug Court which will result in dismissal upon successful completion. If these options are not available, our Felony Defense Attorneys will look for other ways to achieve dismissal of your Felony charges. Other alternatives may include probation. We will always seek to avoid a conviction (referred to as a “withholding of adjudication) being placed on your record and look for ways to preserve the possibility of a records expungement or sealing.
- Drug Charges
- Drug Possession
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Sex Crimes
- Sexual Battery
- Lewd and Lascivious
- Resisting Arrest (with Violence)
- Grand Theft
- Grand Theft Auto
- Dealing in Stolen Property
- Burglary (Residential, Structure, Conveyance)
- Robbery (Strong Arm)
- Robbery (Armed)
- Battery LEO (Law Enforcement Officer)
- White Collar
- DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
- Felony DUI (repeat offender)
- DUI Serious Bodily Injury
- DUI Manslaughter
- Felony DWLS (Driving While License Suspended)
- Fleeing and Eluding (Aggravated)
- Credit Card Fraud
- Identity Theft