While misdemeanor crime convictions may not carry the same severity of punishment and consequences as felony convictions, they still may involve jail time, fines, probation and other penalties which a court may impose.
It is important to know that misdemeanor crime convictions will show up in background checks, making it difficult to apply for college, employment or organizations you desire to be associated with. Having aggressive and experienced legal representation in your corner may help reduce the charges, eliminate penalties, or even have the charges dropped.
As a law firm providing experienced misdemeanor attorney & lawyer legal services in Lakeland, Tampa, Plant City, Winter Haven, Bartow, and surrounding areas, we are committed to protecting the legal rights of each and every misdemeanor defense client, while always striving to provide the highest standard of legal representation.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime, it is important to seek the legal advice and representation of an experienced Lakeland misdemeanor defense attorney & lawyer. Contact Gregg S. Kamp, P.A., at calling (863) 646-3135.
In the State of Florida the degrees of misdemeanor crimes include:
2nd degree misdemeanor: punishable by up to a $500 fine, sixty (60) days jail and/or 6 months probation;
1st degree misdemeanor: punishable by up to a $1000 fine, twelve (12) months jail and/or probation.
Misdemeanor charges may include, but are not limited to:
- Assault or Battery
- Boating under the influence
- Criminal Mischief
- Disorderly Conduct
- Some Domestic Violence Charges
- Driving with a Suspended License
- Certain Lewd & Lascivious Act
- Loitering and Prowling
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol
- Possession of Marijuana or Drug Paraphernalia
- Disorderly intoxication
- Prostitution / Solicitation
- Resisting an Officer without Violence
- Ticket Scalping
- Theft (Petit)
- Unauthorized Sale of Alcohol
We will inform you of your legal rights, examine all evidence against you, as well as evidence that supports your claim of innocence, and inform you of your best possible defense strategy. We will diligently work on your behalf to get the charges dropped, reduced, obtain probation instead of jail or prison time, and when necessary, use every available legal resource while aggressively representing you at trial.
Depending upon the charges against you, your criminal history, and any special circumstances of the alleged misdemeanor crime, a criminal conviction may result in:
- Hefty fines
- Potential jail time
- Suspension of your driving privileges
- Having your license revoked
- Potential vehicle forfeiture
- Community service
- Lengthy terms of probation
- Potential forfeiture of property or assets
- Forfeiture of certain basic civil rights (when charges are upgraded to a felony charge)
The longer an individual waits to obtain legal representation may directly affect their ability to achieve a successful outcome. Therefore, if you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime, it is important to seek the legal advice and representation of an experienced misdemeanor crime defense attorney or lawyer as soon as possible. Gregg S. Kamp, P.A., today by calling (863) 646-3135 or by filling out our online contact form.
We provide professional misdemeanor defense attorney & lawyer legal services in Lakeland, Tampa, Plant City, Winter Haven, Bartow, and surrounding areas. We urge you to be proactive in the defense of your legal rights, liberties, and freedoms.