Don Waggoner Law

Orlando and Kissimmee Criminal Defense Lawyer and DUI Attorney



Penalty Chart for Misdemeanors

2nd  Degree Misdemeanor
60 days Jail, 6 months probation, $500.00 Fine
1st Degree Misdemeanor
1 year Jail, 1 year probation, $1000.00 Fine


Penalty Chart For Felonies

3rd  Degree Felony:
5 years prison, 5 years probation, $5,000.00 fine
2nd  Degree Felony:
15 years prison, 15 years probation, $10,000.00 fine
1st  Degree Felony:
30 years to LIFE in prison, 30 years to LIFE probation $10,000.00 fine
Capital Felony:
LIFE in prison or Death
Use of Firearm:
Minimum Mandatory Prison  - 10 years if firearm is carried or acquired during the commission of a crime, 20 years if a firearm is discharged, and LIFE if a firearm is discharged and someone is struck by the bullet
The sentence can be doubled if you are convicted as a Habitual or Violent Felony Offender; for most Sex Offenses, you can spend many years in a mental health facility for sex offenders after your sentence under the JIMMY RYCE ACT, plus you will be designated as a sexual offender or sexual predator for life, and you will have to register with the sheriff every year and every time you move
Drug Crime Minimum Mandatories
For crimes involving drug trafficking, a minimum mandatory sentence must be imposed.  The minimum mandatories are 3 years, 7 years, 15, years, and 25 years, depending on the amount of drugs involved.
Minimum Mandatory Penalties in General
Minimum mandatory sentences are not required to be served day for day in most cases.  However, most sex crimes require a day for day sentence.  A minimum mandatory sentence is just that – a judge may not sentence you to any less than the minimum number of days or years required for the particular crime, but may sentence up to the maximum allowed for the crime.  A minimum mandatory sentence takes precedence over the normal maximum penalty for a crime.  In other words, if the normal maximum penalty for the crime was 5 years, but you carried a gun during the crime, the judge would be required to sentence you to a minimum of 10 years in prison.