CLERMONT CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY:

MISDEMEANORS

 

A misdemeanor is a crime handled in a county court system, and those who are convicted of these crimes may face time in in a county jail for up to a year, and could be charged fines of $1,000 or more depending on the situation. In Florida, misdemeanors are classified as either first degree offenses or second degree, with first degree violations considered more serious, and normally ask for greater punishment or retribution. Persons convicted of a second degree misdemeanor in Florida may be sentenced to up to 60 days in county jail and may be asked to pay a fine up to $500. With first degree offenses, county jail time can stretch to up to a year, and fines can reach $1000. There are many different violations that can result in misdemeanor charges, including:

 

Simple battery

Criminal Mischief

Bad checks valued under $150

Domestic Violence

DUI

Knowingly driving with a suspended license, or a second offense

Indecent Exposure

Loitering.

Marijuana possession under 20 grams

Reckless Driving

Shoplifting up to $300

Solicitation for or engaging in prostitution

Vandalism

Trespassing

Resisting arrest without violence

Petty Theft, repeat offense

Criminal Mischief with damage under $200

First Offense Driving on Suspended License

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Intoxication

Harassing Phone Calls

No motorcycle endorsement

Attaching unassigned or expired tags

Petty Theft First Offense

 

 

 

 

Criminal Defense Practice Areas

Traffic / DUI

Drug Offenses

Grand Theft / Petit Theft

Violent Crimes

Probation Violations

Misdemeanors and Felonies

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