The Ferraro Law Group helps people charged with crimes by offering specialized legal services for both felonies and misdemeanors. Being arrested for any crime, however minor, is alarming. The possibility of jail time, the high fines and penalties and the possibility of a criminal record all require competent legal advice to ensure a satisfactory result. We work to relieve the stress of the criminal law process so you can focus on rehabilitating your reputation and rebuilding your life.
The Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure govern the procedure a criminal case follows. A skilled defense attorney is familiar with these rules and procedures and has experience negotiating with the prosecution. Criminal defense attorneys know the likely punishment for the crime you are charged with, and can explain possible outcomes so you are more at ease… Continue reading
Just like your credit, your golf game and your fantasy football league, how you score in a Florida criminal case may affect the rest of your life! In its infinite wisdom, and in an effort to take discretion away from local judges, the Florida Legislature created a scoring system known as the Florida Criminal Punishment Code to set the parameters for sentencing people that are convicted of Florida Criminal felony offenses.
Each crime has a designated offense level, one being the lowest, ten being the highest. For example, Possession of Cannabis (more than 20 grams), is a level one offense. Home Invasion Robbery with a deadly weapon, Treason and other Life Felonies are level 10 offenses. Once you hit level 7… Continue reading