The Criminal Division handles all types of criminal cases, primarily felony but also misdemeanor and traffic charges. A felony is any criminal offense that is punishable under Florida laws (or that would be punishable if committed in Florida) by death or imprisonment in a state penitentiary.
Felony charges include, but are not limited to:
Forgery and Uttering
Aggravated Child Abuse
Felonies are classified for purposes of sentencing into the following categories:
a) Capital felony b) Life felony c) Felony of the first degree d) Felony of the second degree e) Felony of the third degree