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Florida Misdemeanor Charges

Florida misdemeanor charges are less severe charges that are handled by the County Court, examples of charges include:

While a misdemeanor doesn’t necessarily equate to the same severe fines and prison time as a felony charge, it doesn’t mean it is any less important to fight. A misdemeanor can wreak havoc on your life and your future if you don’t get the legal representation you need. Plotnick Law is skilled in defending clients from a wide range of misdemeanor and felony charges.

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You can come to our firm for legal guidance and peace of mind, knowing that your rights are being fought for. With 24 years of collective experience, our St. Petersburg misdemeanor attorneys are well-equipped to handle whatever comes your way. In fact, one of our lawyers formerly served as a state prosecutor, giving him a unique advantage in being able to anticipate the prosecution’s probable actions.

Florida Misdemeanor Penalties & Classification

Conviction of a misdemeanor crime can lead to fines and jail time; however, it can also greatly impact your life after your sentence has been served. You could even be denied housing, education, or employment opportunities due to your criminal record.

Misdemeanor crimes are outlined below:

  • First-degree misdemeanor - This can be punished by up to one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines
  • Second-degree misdemeanor - This can be punished by up to 60 days in jail and up to $500 in fines

We know that legal emergencies don’t always happen during regular office hours. That’s why our team is available to take your calls anytime, 24/7. We can help you evaluate your options and provide you with the guidance you need to make educated decisions throughout the case process.

Pre-trial Intervention

Sometimes going to trial may not seem like the best idea, and you do have other options. Pre-trial Intervention is a program available to most misdemeanor offender, and some felony offenders, that provides an alternative to fighting the case and can lead to the dismissal of your criminal charge. The program was created to help incentivize offenders to rehabilitate themselves and facilitate their re-entry into society by giving them the chance to wipe their record clean.

To be eligible you must have little or no criminal record, and the charge cannot be for any driving related misdemeanor like DUI. There are several things you may have to complete before having your case dismissed:

  • Shoplifter's awareness program (Only for theft charges)
  • Anger management (Only for violent charges)
  • Substance abuse program (Usually just for drug offenders)
  • Community Service
  • Drug testing
  • Probation

If you fail to complete the program you will be subject to the original charges. If you have a criminal charge, contact us and we will be happy to see if we can get you into a Pre-Trial Intervention program and we will stick with you every step of the way.

Contact Plotnick Law to speak to our St. Petersburg misdemeanor lawyers and learn more about your case today.

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