If you or someone you know in Florida is facing a misdemeanor charge, the time to contact a Florida defense attorney is now. Although misdemeanors do not have punishments as severe as felonies, you could still be facing jail time, fines, probation and a permanent criminal record, not to mention a severe impact on your reputation. It’s essential that you take any criminal charges against you seriously and begin working with a defense lawyer as soon as you learn of the charges against you.
What to Do If You’ve Been Charged With a Misdemeanor
You will either have the opportunity to hire your own lawyer in Florida or you will be appointed one by the court. Although a court appointed attorney is less, costly, you cannot be certain that the attorney appointed to you has the skills and experience needed to effectively fight the charges on your behalf. The outcome of the case largely depends on the expertise of your attorney, so it’s important to be confident that your attorney has had past success with cases similar to yours.
What Options Are Available to You?
After being charged with a misdemeanor, you will be required to make your plea. You can choose to plead guilty, not guilt, or no contest. While the choice is ultimately yours, an experienced misdemeanor defense attorney can give you the legal advice you need to make an informed decision based on the facts surrounding your case.
As an attorney with experience defending clients against misdemeanor charges, I will fight zealously for your rights and freedoms. I will work hard to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced, so you can get back to living your life.
For a consultation to discuss the charges against you, contact me today at 1-305-433-0497.