At one point or another, everyone has committed a minor crime, be it speeding or a parking violation or shoplifting. Misdemeanors are common criminal infractions that can have major repercussions if not promptly addressed by dedicated and experienced criminal defense lawyers.

There are two different types of misdemeanors in Florida. The first type, a "first degree" misdemeanor is a crime punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. These crimes are far more serious that "second degree" misdemeanors, which are punishable by 60 days in jail.

Some common misdemeanors in South Florida include:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Boating under the influence
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Domestic Violence Battery
  • Driving with a Suspended License
  • Lewd & Lascivious
  • Loitering and Prowling
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Possession of Marijuana/ Drug Paraphernalia
  • Prostitution
  • Resisting an Officer without Violence
  • Ticket Scalping
  • Theft (Petit)
  • Trespass
  • Unauthorized Sale of Alcohol

There are many more types of misdemeanors in South Florida, but these reflect some of the most common ones. The reality is that if you are accused of one of these crimes, and you do not take the steps to contact Adam Frankel to address them within a certain amout of time, you could run the risk of a permanent criminal record. A criminal record can hamper your ability to own a gun, a car, rent an apartment, get a job, or live near certain places, and cause you untold amounts of embracement and shame.

Misdemeanors in Florida are some of the types of crimes that everyone will likely face at some point in their lives. The actions you take when you face these crimes will have repercussions that last a long time and could have serious consequences. Contact South Florida criminal defense attorney Adam Frankel to get your case moving today.

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