Misdemeanor Crimes in Florida
Let a Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer Fight for You
Being charged with a crime can be an emotionally overwhelming situation,
even if you have been charged with a misdemeanor. Although this type of
crime is on as serious as a felony, a conviction can result in time spent
behind bars, costly fines, and a permanent criminal record that can cause
substantial damage to your professional reputation and personal life.
Common types of misdemeanors include:
- Reckless driving
- Simple assault and battery
- Public intoxication
- Possession of marijuana
- Disorderly conduct
- Driving on a suspended license
Fortunately, just because you have been arrested doesn’t mean that
you are guilty. You have an opportunity to defend yourself with the help
of an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer.
I am Jonathan Blecher and I want to help you obtain the most favorable
outcome possible in your case. With more than three decades of experience,
including time spent as a prosecutor, I can guide you through the intricacies
of the criminal justice system while protecting your rights and future
throughout the legal process. I can help you create an effective and personalized
defense strategy to either get your entire case thrown out or reduce your
charges or penalties.
Penalties for Misdemeanors
There are two classes of misdemeanors in Florida: first-degree and second-degree
misdemeanors. The former is more serious than the latter.
First-degree misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum one-year jail sentence
and a fine not exceeding $1,000. Second-degree misdemeanors carry a maximum
60-day jail term and a fine of up to $500.
Arrested on Vacation in Miami?
Miami is a popular destination for visitors due to our beautiful beaches
and vibrant nightlife. While there is plenty of opportunity for fun in
the city, there is also a significant amount of room for crime and mischief.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in Florida and you are from
out of town, hiring me to fight for you means you won’t have to
travel back and forth to attend court hearings, wasting a significant
amount of time and money. I can investigate your arrest, gather evidence,
negotiate with the prosecution, and help you get the best possible results
while you remain in your home state.
Call (305) 330-1976 to Discuss Your Case Today
I understand that many people who face misdemeanor charges are those who
are not seasoned criminals. In order to put this mistake behind you for
good, I can provide the experienced and skilled legal assistance necessary
to get your life back on track.
For more information, contact us and schedule a free consultation immediately.
Do not hesitate to call Jonathan Blecher, P.A. for a
case evaluation at (305) 330-1976