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Fort Lauderdale Misdemeanor Defense Attorney

Types of Misdemeanors in Florida

A misdemeanor charge may not sound very serious, but you should not be fooled into thinking it won’t have repercussions for your future if you are convicted. You could face jail time, expensive fines, and a future with a permanent criminal record. Your criminal record will be accessible by future employers, landlords, and government entities.

The quality of your legal representation can have a direct impact on the outcome of your case. That is why we recommend that you contact our Fort Lauderdale misdemeanor defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Jaime A. Aird. Our firm knows how serious misdemeanor convictions can be – we fight hard to help clients avoid them.

Connect with the Law Offices of Jaime A. Aird to find out how we can help you fight a misdemeanor charge. Call (954) 866-7719.

Florida Misdemeanor Charges

In Florida, misdemeanor charges are classified into 2 categories: second-degree misdemeanor charges and first-degree charges.

Second-degree misdemeanor convictions are punishable by:
- 60 days in jail
- A $500 fine
- Probation

A first-degree misdemeanor conviction carries penalties of:
- 1 year in jail
- 1 year of probation
- A $1,000 fine

Examples of misdemeanors include:

  • Shoplifting
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • First-offense DUI
  • Domestic violence
  • Marijuana possession
  • Resisting arrest without violence
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Disorderly conduct
  • First-offense prostitution

Get Aggressive & Competent Legal Help

When facing any criminal charge, it is best to be as proactive as possible. This means putting a skilled defense attorney in your corner sooner rather than later.

Our Fort Lauderdale misdemeanor defense lawyer may be able to:

  • Prevent the charges from being filed in the first place
  • Get the charges dismissed
  • Reduce the charges

We can only do so by launching an immediate investigation into your arrest and crafting a solid defense on your behalf. Our firm is ready to fight for you.

Call us at (954) 866-7719 or contact us online for a case review today.

Read Our Recent Victories

We don't stop until you're satisfied with the result.
  • Case Dismissed Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
  • Case Dismissed Battery
  • Case Dismissed DUI
  • Case Dismissed DUI
  • Case Dismissed DUI
  • Not Guilty at Trial Possession of Marijuana
  • Not Guilty at Trial Resisting an Officer without Violence