Fight for Your Future with LeavenLaw
A misdemeanor conviction can result in serious criminal consequences, including imprisonment for up to a year. Even after the sentence has been served, a person may still face other types of ramifications associated with the offense. At LeavenLaw, the team of criminal defense attorneys provides a high-quality service for clients facing all types of criminal charges, including misdemeanors and felonies.
While these types of charges may seem minor and not harmful to your criminal record, it is important for you to begin working with a St Petersburg criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us today!
Penalties for Misdemeanors in Florida
Misdemeanor crimes are categorized in the first and second degree. Several examples of a first-degree misdemeanor charge can include the first offense of DUI and possibly minor shoplifting charges.
Penalties for misdemeanors may include the following:
- Second-degree misdemeanor charges generally have a maximum sentence of 60 days and a fine up to $500
- First-degree misdemeanors may have a sentence up to a year in jail and a fine of $1,000
Life after a Conviction
After the sentence has been completed, a person may come back to their job to find out that they have been terminated for going to jail and being convicted of a crime. Without a job and with fines and court fees to pay off, a person may face financial hardship after the conviction. As such, having a misdemeanor defense lawyer working on your case as soon as possible will prove to be extremely beneficial for the outcome of your case.
Contact a St. Petersburg Criminal Lawyer for Legal Counsel!
Before facing your criminal charges in court, talk to an attorney from our office. We are experienced in the area of criminal law and truly understand the difficulties in being charged with a misdemeanor offense. We will do our best to ensure that your rights are protected and that your case is handled in an effective and appropriate manner.
Begin your defense by calling (855) 532-8365 today. We offer free consultations.