Criminal Law

Misdemeanors

There are two classifications of crimes in Florida, misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor is a lesser offense than a felony. Misdemeanors are classified as misdemeanors of the first degree and second degree. A misdemeanor in the first degree is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and may also include probation. A misdemeanor of the second degree is punishable by up to 60 days in jail.

Some misdemeanor crimes include:

  • Resisting arrest
  • Trespassing
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Possession of certain illegal drugs
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Disorderly conduct

Even a conviction for a misdemeanor can stay on your record for life. Please call us to schedule a consultation and we can answer your questions regarding your case.