Felony - Glossary

Felony

Felonies are the most serious class of criminal offense. They are generally defined as crimes punishable by imprisonment of more than one year, and the prison sentences are usually served in a federal or state penitentiary rather than a county jail.

Florida classifies felonies by:

  • Capital felonies
  • Life felonies
  • Felonies of the first-degree
  • Felonies of the second-degree
  • Felonies of the third-degree
  • Enhanced Felony Sentences

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