Attorney Handling Misdemeanor Charges in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties
A misdemeanor charge in Florida is normally charged for those crimes considered less serious than a felony. Although not as serious, these criminal offenses still carry potential legal consequences such as jail time and/or probation. There are different degrees of misdemeanors, depending on the offense, with 1 st degree misdemeanors carrying penalties of up to one year in a county jail and fines up to $1000.00. A 2 nd degree misdemeanor can carry up to sixty days in jail and $500.00 in fines.
A conviction of a misdemeanor will appear on your record, affecting your employment opportunities, and creating higher costs of insurance, in addition to possible embarrassment and humiliation if discovered by acquaintances. If you are facing a misdemeanor charge it is in your best interests to retain a criminal defense attorney to fight the charges for you rather than attempt to handle the matter yourself or plead guilty.
Types of Misdemeanors
There are a number of crimes considered misdemeanors which are still able to negatively impact your life if not handled properly. They include:
- Shoplifting under $300.00
- Petit (petty) theft
- Solicitation for prostitution
- Indecent exposure
- Possession of marijuana, under twenty (20) grams.
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Domestic Violence or Spousal Abuse
- Assault and battery
- Driving offenses
- DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving
- First and second time driving with license suspended charges
- Reckless driving
Attorney Eric Matheny provides personal attention to all of his clients. Our firm will aggressively fight for your rights, whether that entails negotiating the best resolution for your case, or trying the case before a jury. With his experience as a former prosecutor, Attorney Matheny offers an insider's perspective on the criminal justice system which permits him to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a case. With this knowledge, our legal staff will work closely with you to make a wise, informed decisions on how to proceed with your defense.
Misdemeanor charges can seriously impact your life. Contact Attorney Eric Matheny , defense attorney, to find out how you can fight them.