Don’t Take a Misdemeanor Charge Lightly
Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney You Can Count On
Although misdemeanors are considered less serious than felonies (and thus have less severe penalties), being charged with one still means you will have a significant interaction with the state of Florida’s legal system. Trying to navigate the complex procedures involved without the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney is risky. Being convicted of a misdemeanor can result in a jail sentence of up to one year and a significant fine.
Additionally, unless you apply for and are granted an expungement, a misdemeanor will stay on your record for life, where it can cause difficulties if you are seeking employment, trying to rent an apartment or applying for a professional license or a student loan. The experienced lawyers at Albert & Donnelly LLC will work strategically to minimize the effect that a misdemeanor charge can have on your life.
Misdemeanor offenses include:
- Criminal trespass
- Disorderly conduct
- Petty theft
- Domestic violence
- Driving with a suspended license
- Issuing a bad check
- Cruelty to animals
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
Aggressive Representation Can Make a Big Difference
The criminal defense attorneys at Albert & Donnelly LLC are well-versed in handling misdemeanor cases in ways that are advantageous to our clients. We stay on top of changes in Florida laws. We represent our clients aggressively – whether they are charged with misdemeanors or felonies – because we know that any criminal case can have serious repercussions. Depending upon the circumstances surrounding your arrest, we may be able to:
- Have the charge dismissed or downgraded because of insufficient evidence or aggravating factors.
- Arrange for a suspended sentence or an alternative sentence, such as probation, community service or restitution.
- Have the conviction expunged (completely removed) from your record.
Contact Us Today for the Help You Need
Don’t underestimate the seriousness of a misdemeanor charge. You need a tough criminal defense attorney on your side. Call Albert & Donnelly LLC at (321) 777-1110 or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.