AREAS    CRIMINAL

Jason D. Winn, PA represents clients throughout the panhandle of Florida and portions of the 2nd and 14th Judicial Circuits, including the following counties: Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Liberty, Madison, Jefferson, Calhoun, and Jackson. Our office represents clients charged with Felonies, Misdemeanors, and traffic offenses, including drug offenses, Aggravated Assualt/and or Battery, Domestic Violence, Bank Robbery, Forgery and Uttering Forged Documents, DUI, Driving While License Suspended, and Violations of Probation.

 

Jason has conducted over 25 Jury and Non-Jury trials including, but not limited to clients charged with: DUI's, Misdemeanor and Felony Drug Possession, Bank Robbery, Grand Theft and Firearm Offenses carrying mandatory Life sentences.

 

CRIMES

Florida has two criminal classifications, 1) Felony, and 2) Misdemeanor.

 

FELONY CRIMES

A felony is generally defined as any crime punishable by death or more than one year in prison. A misdemeanor is any crime punishable by imprisonment for less than one year. Florida also has a classification known as a non-criminal violation, which is an offense punishable by fine, forfeiture or civil remedy. Felonies are further divided into three different degrees. The following list shows the maximum imprisonment and fines for the three different felonies.
• Capital Felony: death or life imprisonment with no parole
• Life Felony: up to life imprisonment; $15,000
• Felony in the First Degree: 30 years imprisonment; $10,000
• Felony in the Second Degree: 15 years imprisonment; $10,000
• Felony in the Third Degree: 5 years imprisonment; $5,000

MISDEMEANOR CRIMES

A misdemeanor is any crime punishable by imprisonment for less than one year. Florida also has a classification known as a non-criminal violation, which is an offense punishable by fine, forfeiture or civil remedy. Misdemeanors are further divided into two different degrees. The following list shows the maximum imprisonment and fines for the two different degrees of misdemeanors.
• Misdemeanor in the First Degree: 1 year; $1,000
• Misdemeanor in the Second Degree: 60 days; $500

 

TRAFFIC CRIMES

A traffic offense, also called citations, is any offense that involves a vehicle, or driving of a vehicle that that is in violation of the traffic laws of the State of Florida. Traffic citations are handled in the County Court of the County the citation was issued. Traffic Division of the County Court handles criminal traffic cases, civil infractions and ordinance violations. County court judges hear criminal traffic cases, while hearing officers preside over civil infractions and ordinance violations.
A criminal traffic charge, such as driving under the influence, requires a court appearance and subjects a person to penalties that include a fine and/or the possibility of a jail term. Payment of the ticket cannot be made automatically to the Clerk's Office. Persons charged with a criminal offense must appear at the date, time and location indicated on the citation or as provided at the jail.