In Florida, felony charges are divided into degrees. Under 775.082 of the Florida Statutes, the maximum sentence is usually determined by the degree of felony charged, for example a third degree felony carries a maximum probation or prison sentence of 5 years, 15 years for a second degree felony, 30 years for a first degree felony, life for a life felony, and life or the capital death penalty for capital crimes. Fines also vary depending on the degree of the felony.
As a Criminal Defense Lawyer, Bob Sombathy has represented thousands of clients charged with felonies. As a former Chief Homicide Prosecutor, Bob Sombathy was trusted with the most important and high profile cases in all of Criminal Court. Pre-trial motions and skilled negotiation are often useful strategies in obtaining a positive result for a client, but a lawyer must also have a proven track record in the courtroom so the client gets the best possible representation. Bob Sombathy has tried over 150 felony jury trials and is among the 1% of Florida lawyers who have earned Board Certification as a Criminal Trial Law Specialist as designated by The Florida Bar.