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.

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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.