What is criminal defense law? Essentially, this branch of law covers activity deemed to be harmful or dangerous to personal or public life and, therefore, is a crime punishable by the courts. Felonies, misdemeanors and violations are all covered under criminal law, but each receives a varying sentence depending on the severity of the crime committed. For example, persons committing a felony in Florida (murder, kidnapping etc) can receive lengthy prison sentences and even the death penalty. But criminal law doesn’t just include “big” crimes. Some traffic violations can also be classified as criminal and can come with significant consequences. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, Mr. Offor assists his clients at Central Florida Law with handling the weighty issues surrounding criminal law.