Florida Penalty Chart
Here is most of the text of the Florida criminal penalty statute:
(1) A person who has been convicted
of a capital felony shall be punished by death if the proceeding held to determine sentence according to the procedure set
forth in s. 921.141 results in findings by the court that such person shall be punished by death, otherwise such person shall
be punished by life imprisonment and shall be ineligible for parole.
(2) In the event the death penalty in a capital felony
is held to be unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme Court or the United States Supreme Court,
the court having jurisdiction over a person previously sentenced to death for a capital felony shall cause such person to
be brought before the court, and the court shall sentence such person to life imprisonment
as provided in subsection (1). No sentence of death shall be reduced as a result
of a determination that a method of execution is held to be unconstitutional under the State Constitution or the Constitution
of the United States.
A person who has been convicted of any other designated felony may be punished as follows:
as provided in sub-subparagraph b., for a life felony committed on or after
September 1, 2005, which is a violation
of s. 800.04(5)(b), by:
1. A term of imprisonment
for life; or
2. A split sentence that is a term of not less than 25 years' imprisonment and not exceeding life imprisonment, followed
by probation or community control for the remainder of the person's natural life, as provided in s. 948.012(4).
b. For a life felony committed on or after July 1, 2008, which is a
person's second or subsequent violation of s. 800.04(5)(b), by a term of imprisonment for life.
(b) For a felony of the first degree, by a term of imprisonment not
exceeding 30 years or, when specifically provided by statute, by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment.
(c) For a felony of the second
degree, by a term of imprisonment not exceeding 15 years.
(d) For a felony of the third degree,
by a term of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years.
(4) A person who has been convicted of a designated misdemeanor may
be sentenced as follows:
(a) For a misdemeanor of the
first degree, by a definite term of imprisonment not exceeding
(b) For a misdemeanor of the second degree, by a definite term of imprisonment not exceeding 60 days.