I would need to know more specifics toher that "public order crime". I can tell you if it is a State charge and it is a 3rd degree felony the max penalty is 5 years Florida State Prison and a $5,000.00 fine. If it is a second degree felony obviously the penealties are greater. Your friend needs a lawyer ASAP. Use avvo to help your search for an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area.
You need to contact a local attorney and tell him the statute number you are accused of violating. The document that says "Public Order Crime," should also have a numeric representation of the statute under which you have been charged.
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