What types of punishments do I face if convicted of a crime in Florida?
Depending on the type of crime, the punishment can vary quite a bit in Florida. Most people are worried about potential incarceration, which virtually every crime in Florida subjects a person to. A person may be also subject to being fined, and some cases carry pretty substantial fines such as drug trafficking cases. A person may be put on probation or house arrest, community control.
If a person pleads to certain sex-related offenses, they could be required to register as a sex offender or a sexual predator indefinitely. Also, if a person resolves a sex-related case, they may be subject to involuntary civil commitment in the future. There are really a number of different types of punishments that a person charged with a crime in Florida may be facing, depending on the type of crime that they’re charged with.