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When your freedom and your criminal record are at stake, you can’t afford to work with a lawyer who isn’t completely committed to your case.
- Criminal Defense
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- Domestic Violence
- Drug Offenses
- Federal Crimes
- Juvenile Crimes
- Mandatory Minimum Sentences
- Murders and Degrees of Homicide
- Possession of Alcohol by a Minor
- Seal and Expunge
- Sex Crimes
- Theft Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- Weapons Offenses
- White Collar Crimes
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Florida Misdemeanor Charges Lawyer
At the Ferrer Shane law firm, we take every criminal offense seriously. Pleading guilty to a “minor” crime could result in jail, probation, fines, license suspension, and many other court penalties. It can also have an adverse effect on employment and educational opportunities.
If you are charged with a misdemeanor offense, you need to know all the potential consequences. And you need to know that it may be possible to avoid a conviction, or at least work out a deal for lesser charges and lesser penalties.
We provide skilled and aggressive criminal defense in the Miami area, Palm Beach, and throughout South Florida. Contact us to find out where you stand and what your options are.
Serious Representation for Misdemeanor Crimes
We are thoroughly familiar with common misdemeanor charges and the potential penalties, as well as legitimate defenses and alternatives if you are accused of:
- Shoplifting and theft offenses
- Marijuana possession
- Assault and battery
- Domestic violence
- Traffic misdemeanors (reckless driving, racing, driving while suspended)
- Driving under the influence
- Disorderly conduct
- Criminal mischief or trespassing
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Furnishing alcohol to a minor
Any first-degree misdemeanor can be punished by up to one year in jail. Lesser misdemeanors may carry a jail term of up to 60 days. But even if there is no jail time in play, pleading straight guilty is not the answer because of the other penalties, the criminal record and the consequences if you are ever arrested in the future.
Our goal is to get charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense. Many misdemeanors qualify for withheld adjudication — a guilty plea that stays off your permanent record if you comply with the Court’s terms.
Call our Miami office at 305-262-2728 or 888-609-5947 to discuss your case and how we can help limit the short-term and future impact.
We also handle sealing or expungement of past misdemeanors.