Misdemeanors Attorney in Orlando
Protecting Your Freedom and Record
“Misdemeanor” is a legal term which, in the state of Florida, can relate to a wide array of criminal offenses. While less serious than felony charges, misdemeanors can still result in legal consequences leading to fines or imprisonment. A misdemeanor charge will stay on a person’s criminal record and could create difficulty in securing employment or accessing federal student loans. It is essential to secure the legal services of a competent Orlando misdemeanor attorney to avoid serious consequences if charged with a misdemeanor.
Call The Wiseman Law Firm at (407) 708-9127 to discuss your case. We offer free confidential initial consultations.
Misdemeanor Charges in Florida
Many who have been arrested for a misdemeanor wrongly believe that they are not facing serious charges and thus should not take their arrest that seriously. This is a myth, and any arrest or criminal accusation should be treated with urgency and attention to protect your rights, your future, and your freedom. In addition, multiple misdemeanor convictions can eventually lead to more serious penalties, as the convictions will remain on your record, no matter how serious your crime may have been.
In the State of Florida, there are two distinct misdemeanor classifications:
- First Degree Misdemeanors: First Degree Misdemeanors refer to the most severe form of this charge. Crimes of this nature are punishable by fines up to $1000 and or a jail sentence up to 1 year.
- Second Degree Misdemeanors: Second Degree Misdemeanors refer to a less severe form of this charge. Crimes of this nature are punishable by fines up to $500 and up to 6 months in jail.
How your misdemeanor will be classified depends on a number of factors, including the severity of the offense, potential victims, the value of the property said to have been damaged or stolen, the defendant’s past criminal history, the amount of drugs involved, the presence of a weapon, and much more. These issues can be nuanced, so it is vital you work with a lawyer who can get to the heart of your unique situation by analyzing the evidence against you and devising a strong defense solution that fights for your future.
Cases We Handle
An Orlando misdemeanor attorney from The Wiseman Law Firm can assist you with the following misdemeanor charges:
- Animal Cruelty
- Assault and Battery
- Concealed Carry
- Criminal Mischief
- Culpable Negligence
- Disorderly Conduct
- Disorderly Intoxication
- Domestic Battery
- DUI / DWI
- Driving on a Suspended License
- Drug Possession
- Indecent Exposure
- Leaving the Scene
- Lewd and Lascivious Acts
- Loitering and Prowling
- Obstruction of Justice
- Probation Violation
- Public Discharge of a Firearm
- Reckless Driving
- Resisting Arrest
- Restraining Order Violation
- Solicitation of Prostitution
- Traffic Violations
Competent and Reliable Legal Support
When you or a loved one have been arrested or accused of a crime, seek the help of our firm as soon as possible. We are available 24 hours a day to help. Protect your rights – never answer police questions without your lawyer being present, as anything you say and do can be later used against you. Additionally, stay calm during an arrest as fighting the police can lead to enhanced penalties, including your offense being charged as a more serious felony.
With 20 years of legal experience, The Wiseman Law Firm can answer all your legal questions! Contact our Orlando misdemeanor attorney to schedule a free initial consultation.
We make it our priority to be accessible to clients. Available 24 hours a day, we will keep you continually updated on your case.
With experience as a former prosecutor, Attorney Wiseman has secured many successful results in high-stakes criminal cases.
Our law firm comes strongly recommended by past clients and by peers in the legal community. We are known for thorough preparation.
A former prosecutor, Attorney Wiseman brings over two decades' experience to each case, successfully advocating for his clients' rights.
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