What is a felony?

A felony charge is more serious than a misdemeanor, and usually comprises dangerous or violent crimes, like murder, arson, sexual assault, kidnapping, or even certain DUI crimes. A conviction for a felony may result in up to 5 years of confinement in a state prison. If you have been arrested on a felony offense it is critical you get an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side

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Can a felony charge be reduced to a misdemeanor?

Yes, in certain circumstances a felony charge may be reduced to a misdemeanor. This typically happens in cases where the defense is able to prove that certain elements of a case, those necessary for it to qualify as a felony, are nonexistent. A charge could also be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor if a plea deal is arranged.


Homicide Defense Attorney

When you hear the word “homicide”, chances are good that you immediately think of the classical definition – the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another. However, that is only one example. There are many others that vary by the situation and mitigating circumstances. No matter what homicide-related charge you might be facing, though, it is very, very serious.

If you or a loved one are facing a homicide charge, time is of the essence. It is vital that you have experienced lawyer on your side

What Is Homicide?

At its most basic, homicide is murder – the unlawful killing of one person by another. However, there are many differences. Each situation is unique, with specific mitigating circumstances that play a role in the case and even speak to motive.

How Can I Defend Myself Against Homicide Charges?

There are several defense strategies that may be able to help if you are facing homicide charges. For instance, you may be able to use the self-defense strategy. You may also plead that the homicide was accidental, or that evidence was incorrectly collected. Forced or coerced confessions, tainted forensic evidence, mistaken identity and pleading to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter or justifiable homicide may also be applicable depending on the situation.

How Can Help?

At Daytona Defender we have worked with many clients accused of homicide and fought for our clients’ rights while helping to ensure the best possible outcome for their case.  As a specialist in Criminal Law, we bring that expertise and experience to bear with each client he represents.

Aggressive Sex Crimes Attorneys Serving Daytona Beach. The actual criminal charges associated with sex crimes vary based on the unique circumstances of the incident. Sex crimes can include but are not limited to the following offenses:

  • Sexual assault: is a broad term that applies to crimes involving unwanted or offensive sexual contact; charges can range from assault to battery to rape with penalties varying depending on a number of “aggravating” factors (i.e., the use of violence, date rape drugs, etc.).
  • Indecent exposure: Indecent exposure may be charged when an individual purposefully exposes his or her genitals to cause alarm or offend another.
  • Public indecency: Public indecency occurs when an individual reveals intimate parts (other than one’s genitals) in a lewd manner; this includes public sex but does not include behaviors such as public breastfeeding.
  • Prostitution: Many prostitution-related crimes including soliciting (asking someone to buy sex), patronizing (paying for sex), and pimping (when a third party solicits customers on behalf of a prostitute).
  • Internet luring: Internet luring of a child is the act of an adult knowingly communicating over a computer or other data network with a person whom the adult knows or believes to be less than 15, and during communication describes explicit sexual conduct and attempts to meet (in person) for any reason.
  • Sexting: There is no criminal charge for “sexting”, which usually involves exchanging nude or semi-nude images or explicit communications via mobile device, email, or other communications network. It is not a crime for consenting adults to engage in sexting; however, when a child is involved, this behavior can become a charge of internet exploitation of a child.
  • Child pornography: There are several statutes prohibiting the production, distribution, and procurement of child pornography. The amount of pornography in question and previous criminal charges are examples of “aggravating” factors that could increase penalties and sentencing.


If you have questions about criminal charges, you need Daytona Defender. Sex crimes are serious and can cause long-term harm to your reputation, financial future, and your ability to work and live in a community.


Robbery is usually defined as “unlawfully takes personal property from the person of another or in his or her presence against his or her will by the use or threatened use of immediate force, violence, or fear of injury to that person or his or her property or the person or property of anyone.”

Although many people believe that robbery and theft are the same crime, that is not the case. Both crimes involve taking property that does not belong to you, however there is an additional element of violence with robbery. If any violence, force or intimidation is involved, then the crime is not a theft, but rather a robbery.

There are different degrees of robbery that you may be charged Robbery

  • Are armed with a deadly weapon
  • Display a firearm or deadly weapon
  • Cause bodily injury while committing the theft
  • Rob a financial institution

Robbery in the first degree is a serious offense that should not be taken lightly. To prove that you have committed robbery in the first degree, the prosecution must prove that you without a reasonable doubt: Get an experience robbery attorney on your side today


Battery Defense Attorney

Often, you hear the term “battery” used in conjunction with assault. For instance, someone who attacked another person might be charged with assault and battery. This makes it sound like a single charge, but the truth is that they are separate charges. Battery can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the situation, and it can carry with it very serious consequences.

What Is Battery?

Battery is actually very simple to define – it is intentional and unlawful physical contact with another person. It does not need to be a punch or kick, either. A simple hand on a shoulder can constitute battery in some situations. Any form of physical contact, whether on bare skin or through clothing, can be considered battery.

Does Battery Always Include Assault?

No, battery does not always include assault, but it often does. In the same vein, you can be charged with assault but not battery. For instance, if someone were to take a swing at another person but miss, they could be charged with assault because the swing made the other person apprehensive of harmful physical contact. However, because the swing missed, the person could not be charged with battery, assuming that the altercation ended there.

How Do You Defend Against Battery Charges?

There are several defenses that may work against battery charges, including proving that you were acting in self-defense or in defense of another person. Accident defense can also be brought to bear if the contact was unintentional.

Theft And Burglary Charges

The consequences of a theft-related conviction can range from fines to serious jail time. These consequences depend on the alleged amount stolen, the specific circumstances of the alleged theft or burglary and the number of earlier convictions. In addition to fines and jail time, you may find it hard to rent an apartment, apply for a job or pass a background check after a conviction.

An Experienced Defense Lawyer For Theft And Burglary Charges

I am criminal law specialist attorney. I vigorously defend people who are facing charges of theft, burglary, criminal mischief and trespassing in state and federal court jurisdictions throughout the area.

Experience To Focus On The Details That Often Make The Difference

When making arrests for property crimes, police often violate the rights of the person in possession of the property. Violations such as illegal search and seizure and ignoring the requirement for probable cause are common errors that can change the outcome of the charges. I apply years of experience and in-depth knowledge to investigate every detail of your case, reviewing factors such as probable cause; the arrest procedure; property confiscation; and custody of evidence to ensure you remain innocent until proven guilt

Drug Defense Attorney

Both legal and illegal drugs cause problems across the entire country. In addition, many state laws are designed to punish not drug dealers, but users, penalizing the people who most need our help. Over the years a number of changes have been made to laws regarding drug legality, possession, and other aspects, leading to considerable confusion. If you are facing drug or narcotics-related charges, it is important that you find experienced defense attorney.

We have worked with clients facing a very wide range of drug and narcotics-related offenses, from simple possession to possession with the intent to distribute, to trafficking.

What Happens If You Are Charged?

With an initial offense and a simple possession charge, you may face up to $1,000 in fines and up to a year in jail, as well as community service. A second offense may require you to pay up to $2,000 in fines and serve up to two years in jail. A charge of intent to sell is actually a felony and carries with it very strict penalties. You could face up to five years in prison, as well as very steep fines. If the drugs are transported between counties, it can add additional prison time to your sentence.

How We Can Help My Case?

We have years of experience dealing with complex drug and narcotics-related charges, and can represent you in a court of law, helping to ensure the best possible outcome for your situation.