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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:

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.