Our Florida Lawyers Take Your Case Seriously
If you have been accused of committing a crime in Florida, you will be charged with either a felony or a misdemeanor.
If you have been charged with either offense, contact the Aguilar & Sieron law firm of Green Cove Springs, Florida. Criminal defense attorney Mark Sieron has decades of experience defending the rights of people charged with a misdemeanor and other serious crimes.
Even if you know you didn't do anything wrong, don't assume that you can get your misdemeanor charge dismissed on your own. Most criminal cases turn out to be far more complicated than people initially expect. That's why you need a misdemeanor attorney as soon as possible. Contact our law firm 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What is a misdemeanor?
In most cases, a misdemeanor is a criminal charge with a maximum prison sentence of less than one year. The maximum fine for most misdemeanor charges is $1,000. However, the penalties can vary widely, particularly if someone is charged with a first-degree misdemeanor or a second-degree misdemeanor.
The maximum penalty for a first-degree misdemeanor in Florida is up to 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine. The maximum penalty for a second-degree misdemeanor is up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Types of Misdemeanor Charges
Misdemeanor charges in Florida cover a wide range. Some of the most common misdemeanor charges we deal with at our law firm include:
There are many other misdemeanor charges in Florida. If you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor, contact our law firm as soon as possible.
How We Can Help You
When you have our dedicated legal team on your side, you can take an aggressive approach towards your legal case. A former Florida prosecutor, attorney Mark Sieron and his knowledgeable legal team understand how the legal system works and what it takes to win.
As your lawyer, Mark will meet with you and help you decide the best course of action. Some of the different ways we can help you include:
- Carefully reviewing your arrest report for mistakes made by police
- Requesting to have your charges dismissed
- Negotiating with prosecutors for a lesser penalty
- Consulting with experts
- Attending all court appearances for you
- Filing an appeal if there's a conviction
- Taking your case to trial, if necessary
A misdemeanor charge or conviction might not seem like a big deal. But if you are charged with another crime in the future, the penalty could be much more severe because you have a previous misdemeanor conviction. Once you have been convicted of a misdemeanor, the conviction will remain on your criminal record for the rest of your life.
Don't take your charge lightly. Take action. Contact our law firm and find out what we can do for you.