Terms Used In Florida Statutes 940.05

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
Any person who has been convicted of a felony may be entitled to the restoration of all the rights of citizenship enjoyed by him or her before conviction if the person has:

(1) Received a full pardon from the Board of Executive Clemency;
(2) Served the maximum term of the sentence imposed upon him or her; or
(3) Been granted his or her final release by the Florida Commission on Offender Review.