Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer
DEFENDING YOUR LIBERTIES
Misdemeanor offenses are the middle ground between traffic violations and felony charges. They carry with them less weight than a felony, but are serious, criminal offenses that can and will yield consequences.
While felonies usually mean lengthy prison times and even the loss of your right to vote, misdemeanors are not held quite in that regard but they still mean possible jail time, extensive fines, community service, and increased risk of legal trouble by way of probationary restrictions.
If you are facing a misdemeanor charge, it’s important that you take this allegation seriously and employ the help of a qualified criminal defense attorney to avoid maximum consequences. Our defense attorneys are fully equipped to prepare your case and protect your rights to fair trial.
COMMON MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES
Most crimes that yield a misdemeanor charge also have the capability to be charged as a felony, if the nature of the crime is more severe or if it can be connected to prior offenses.
The most common misdemeanor charges in the state of Florida include:
- Domestic Violence Battery
- Disorderly Conduct
- Marijuana Possession
- Petty Theft
As common as these charges may be, the Florida justice system does not take them lightly. With the help of qualified, assertive criminal defense, it may be possible to fight the charges and be completely released of their implications. In even the direst of consequences, the help of an attorney can also reduce your sentencing, keeping you out of jail by way of an alternative.
PROTECTING YOU FROM HARSH SENTENCING
Especially in the case of a first offense, the criminal justice system has been making strides toward deterrence, rather than strict punishment. This means that for drug possession, drinking and driving, or mild battery, there are educational programs aimed at teaching you to avoid this behavior in the future, rather than simply sending you to jail.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, we will carefully decide with you our best courses of action toward dropping the charges or reducing sentencing.
Contact the White Law Group at (434) 660-9701 today for exceptional misdemeanor defense.