Misdemeanor Attorneys Palm Beach and Broward County

Misdemeanor Attorneys Palm Beach and Broward County

Misdemeanor charges are classified as either second degree or first degree misdemeanors. Examples of second degree misdemeanors include: leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a license, open house party, assault and disorderly intoxication. Examples of first degree misdemeanors include: DUI with property damage, battery, petit theft over $100.00, domestic violence battery and a second conviction for driving on a suspended license. Below is a more comprehensive list of misdemeanors.

Misdemeanors

  • DUI
  • Reckless Driving
  • Prostitution
  • Soliciting a Prostitute
  • Loitering and Prowling
  • Voyeurism
  • Resisting an Officer Without Violence
  • Driving on a Suspended License
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Breach of the Peace
  • Hit and Run

Penalties for Second Degree Misdemeanors

Second degree misdemeanors are punishable by up to 60 days in the county jail, six months of probation a combination of jail and probation, and a $500.00 fine.

Penalties for First Degree Misdemeanors

First degree misdemeanors are punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail, 12 months of probation, a combination of jail and probation, and a $1,000 fine.

Defenses

There are various defenses to misdemeanor charges, depending on the nature of the crime. For example, self-defense is a common defense to battery and assault charges. Lack of knowledge to an accident is a common defense to leaving the scene of an accident.

Contact Us

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Palm Beach County, Broward County or Miami-Dade County, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (561)588-2781 for a free consultation.