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Central Florida Felony Defense Attorney

Former State Prosecutor

Jason Hicks is a Central Florida Felony Criminal Defense lawyer offering aggressive and experienced representation to clients accused of Felony criminal offenses in the counties of Brevard, Orange, Seminole, Indian River, Osceola, Volusia, and the rest of Central Florida. If you were arrested on any Felony criminal charge, or are facing any Felony criminal charge in circuit court in the Central Florida area, contact Felony criminal defense attorney Jason Hicks right away. As you are already aware, Felony allegations can seriously affect your finances, reputation, liberty, civil rights, and your ability to get or keep a job. Jason Hicks is a former State Prosecutor who handled literally thousands of criminal cases in Central Florida. Mr. Hicks now defends criminal cases of many levels of complexity in the Central Florida area.

If you are looking for a Central Florida Felony Attorney or Brevard County Felony Lawyer for any Felony related offense, please contact the Jason Hicks Law Firm immediately for a free consultation.

Jason Hicks defends all types of Felony cases and offers aggressive Felony criminal defense throughout the state of Florida concentrating in Brevard County and the rest of Central Florida. Each Felony case is important, and Jason Hicks sets the same goal in each case which is dismissal or keeping potential penalties to an absolute minimum. Jason Hicks understands the importance of avoiding a Felony conviction and always examines your case to see if you are eligible to have your arrest's record expunged and/or sealed.

There are two main classifications of crimes in Florida separated by the preceived seriousness of the offense: 1) misdemeanors and 2) 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 for more than a year. There are three main classifications of felony charges with different maximum penalties:

  • Third Degree Felony, punishable up to Five (5) years in Florida State Prison
  • Second Degree Felony, punishable up to Fifteen (15) years in Florida State Prison, and
  • First Degree Felony, punishable up to  Thirty (30) years in Florida State Prison

Outside of the three main classifications of felony charges stated above, there are some other possible maximum sentences in certain felony charges that exist. Some can expose a person to life in prison or even a death sentence. In Felony cases, the Court will use a "score sheet" in order to determine the type of sentence the Defendant will receive. The "score sheet" is calculated based on the severity of the current charges and also the length of the individual's criminal history.

Some felony cases may be eligible for diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Drug Court which will result in the case being dismissed upon successful completion. If these options are not available, Jason Hicks will look for other ways to achieve dismissal of your Felony charges. In the event that your case is not eligible for diversion or if the case cannot be dismissed based on a technical defense or for some other reason, Jason Hicks will always seek to avoid a conviction (referred to as a "withholding of adjudication") being placed on your record so that you will not be considered a "convicted felon." In the even that your case can be dismissed, Attorney Jason Hicks will look for ways to expunge or seal your record to lessen the impact the arrest will have on your life.

Common Felony Offenses Include:

  • Felony DUI (repeat offenses)
  • DUI Manslaughter
  • DUI with Serious Bodily Injury
  • Felony DWLS (Driving While License Suspended with Habitual Traffic Offender Status
  • Homicide
  • Drug Charges
  • Drug Possession and Possession of Controlled Substances
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Delivery
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Sex Crimes
  • Solicitation of a Minor
  • Sexual Battery
  • Lewd and Lascivious Offenses
  • Resisting Arrest (while using Violence)
  • Grand Theft
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Dealing in Stolen Property
  • Burglary (Residential, Structure, Conveyance)
  • Robbery (by Sudden Snatching)
  • Armed Robbery
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Aggravated Stalking
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Fleeing and Eluding
  • Carrying a Concealed Firearm
  • Discharging a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Forgery (Uttering a Forged Instrument) 
  • Child Abuse

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Former State Prosecutor

Jason Hicks Law Firm

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