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Misdemeanor Charges Attorney in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade
In Florida, offenses are classified as misdemeanors or felonies. Misdemeanors are the less severe of the two, but an arrest for a misdemeanor can have drastic and lasting effects on a person’s life and livelihood. If convicted of a misdemeanor you can be sentenced up to 12 months in jail for a first-degree offense. For a second-degree misdemeanor crime, the maximum jail sentence is sixty (60) days. Other penalties include probation, restitution, fines, forfeiture and community service. Some criminal activities that are classified as misdemeanors may be elevated to felony charges if repeated or if they result in grave consequences.
Some of the crimes that are classified as misdemeanors include:
- Bad or Worthless Checks
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon
- Criminal Mischief
- Disorderly Conduct
- Disorderly Intoxication
- Driving with a Suspended License
- Drunk Driving (DUI)
- Petit Theft
- Possession of Certain Drugs
- Resisting Arrest
- Solicitation of Prostitution
- Some Domestic Violence Charges
- Trespass ing
- Violation of Restraining Orders
Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
A conviction for a misdemeanor criminal offense can have devastating implications. Misdemeanor convictions are reported on your permanent criminal record, and can seriously affect your reputation and ability to maintain or secure future employment. It is essential that a Misdemeanor case is handled with utmost care and caution by an experienced Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer.
Jonathan S. Friedman is a Certified Criminal Trial Expert, who has successfully represented many South Florida clients for misdemeanor offenses of all levels of complexity in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach. Our Criminal Defense Law Firm will carefully examine your case and explain your legal rights and options. With our aggressive and skilled legal representation, you can increase the likelihood of avoiding serious consequences. You may also be eligible to expunge or seal your misdemeanor case preserve the integrity of your record. The Law Offices of Jonathan S. Friedman, P.A. will defend your Misdemeanor case with diligence, integrity, and compassion. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. Contact us today to protect your rights.
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