How much does it cost to hire a attorney in a criminal case in Florida?
Costs will vary by the nature of the offense. The more serious the charge, obviously the more amount of time goes into the defense and therefore the costs will be greater. Florida breaks down charges between felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are serious offenses that punishable by department of correction sanctions. Misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum of one year in the county jail. Felonies will cost more than misdemeanors.