A felony is a crime that is punishable by more than one year in the Florida Department of Corrections (also known as DOC or prison). They are considered to be more serious than other crimes and carry heavier sanctions in addition to the possible jail time.
Being arrested for a felony exposes you to serious consequences! In addition to the jail time, being a convicted felon can strip you of many civil rights. When you are convicted of a felony, you lose your right to vote, carry a firearm, receive financial aid and sometimes your home!! Some apartment complexes, public housing authorities or condo associations will disqualify you for any felony conviction. You may also lose your job!
If you are arrested for a felony it is very important that you hire an attorney immediately!! The attorney will work hard to try to protect you from spending time in prison and losing these civil liberties.
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