Defending Against Misdemeanor Charges

While misdemeanor crimes are considered criminal offenses which are less serious than that of felony crimes, any misdemeanor conviction carries the potential of jail time, fines, other court-ordered penalties or mandatory programs, and a permanent criminal record.

A criminal record can interfere with various aspects of your immediate, short-term or long-term life choices and goals. From housing issues, to educational opportunities, job opportunities, or even your ability to legally operate an automobile. Any situation in which you must disclose your prior criminal history, or when a criminal background check is conducted, a criminal record has the potential of standing in your way.

The Figueroa Law Firm, P.A., represents the legal rights and goals of those involved in misdemeanor defense or other criminal defense issues in Orlando, Florida, and the Surrounding Central Florida area. For a confidential legal consultation, please call 407-999-8982.

There are two basic degrees of misdemeanor crimes in the State of Florida:

  • 2nd degree misdemeanor: punishable by up to a $500 fine, sixty (60) days jail and/or 6 months probation

  • 1st degree misdemeanor: punishable by up to a $1,000 fine, twelve (12) months jail and/or probation

Misdemeanor charges may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assault or Battery
  • Boating under the influence
  • Criminal Mischief
  • DUI
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Some Domestic Violence Charges
  • Driving with a Suspended License
  • Certain Lewd & Lascivious Acts
  • Loitering and Prowling
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Possession of Marijuana (less than 20g) or Drug Paraphernalia
  • Disorderly intoxication
  • Prostitution / Solicitation
  • Resisting an Officer without Violence
  • Theft (Petit)
  • Unauthorized Sale of Alcohol

When facing misdemeanor charges, hiring experienced misdemeanor defense attorneys may provide you the best opportunity to achieve your desired outcome, or a fair and reasonable resolution.

If you require professional legal services regarding misdemeanor charge defense or other criminal defense issues, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Orlando misdemeanor defense attorneys. Contact The Figueroa Law Firm, P.A., by calling 407-999-8982 or use our online case submission form to schedule a confidential legal consultation.